So many generous supporters of the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Fundraiser to thank. We are honored to share the names of those who have donated and helped us surpass our $30,000 goal this year and pass $35,000!
All the money raised goes to fund the new Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club Healthy Happy Kids program that is addressing childhood hunger here on the island.
We’d like to thank: Scott Dario; Cathy Pierce; Andrea Ross; Sarah and Steve Church; Lisa Spomer; Sarah Henderson; Trish Lyman; Debra Brede; Susan Lukas; Andrea Dubroff; Susan Alexander; Carol McManus; Cara Sullivan; Eric Anolik; Maxwell Baker; Lee Guittar; Dana Ross; Elizabeth Huffman; Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design; Carol Blanchet; Laura Coleman; Joe Anzalone; Cynthia Milton; Sandy and Gordon Harman; Michael Baker; Tom Silberstein; Stacy Ickes; Valerie Hart; Melanie Rankow Prescott; Megan Honey Baptiste; Theresa Whiteley; Chris Hall; Elizabeth Baker; Nancy Etherington; Ryan Fisher; John Kerry; Elizabeth Rothwell; Rebecca Bartlett; Michael and Margaret Torrman; Elizabeth Stocker; Reynolds, Rappaport, Kaplan & Hackney LLC; The Bass Family (Susan, Keith, Graysen & Barrett); Jim Rice; Alison Fox; Melissa Kaye; Elizabeth Stocker; Joe DiRico; Amy Hutton; Tammy King; Pam Fuller; Jane Kuttner; David Yass; Joy Harriman; Jose Rebeiro; Pam Phillips; Rick Schwartz; Carol Sharick; Barbara Hunley; Ken Hamel; Ryan Levey; Jared Grant.
A special thank you to Rose Walsh and her extended family. They donated hundreds of bears from their mother Rosemarie’s extensive collection in tribute to her and having a family legacy live on in the Teddy Bear Suite. You can read the entire, moving story here.
We’d like to thank the Martha’s Vineyard Hurricanes Youth Running Club and all 94 registered runners from the Teddy Bear Trot Holiday 5K Run & Walk. Your frosty morning actions helped add $1,700 to the fundraiser. Our own Allison Fisher, not only took third place for female runners, she also delivered an additional $300 in race pledges to that overall total!
We’d like to thank everyone who participated in the MV Teddy Bear Suite Raffle. This year was bigger and better than ever and your generosity helped add several thousand dollars into the fundraising drive.
Thank you Mary Ellen Casey of Vineyard Selfies. She is the woman behind the Santa Claus pictures at this year’s Christmas In Edgartown gala at the Harbor View Hotel. She donated ALL proceeds from the Santa sessions. A very generous $486!
And from our own Point B volunteer and donor team we’d like to thank: Stacy Ickes, Valerie Hart, Melanie Rankow Prescott, Guinevere Cramer, Trish Lyman, Richard and Dawn Combra, Dawn Bellante Holand, Julia Smith, Kristin Buck, Brian Smith, Sheylah Callen, Jen O’Hanlon, Annie Sylvia, Brittany Golding, Judy Rogers, and Kseniia Goggins.
Our Teddy Bear Suite Design Team is bigger than any one person, but it is led by Guinevere Cramer and Judy Rogers, who each year, help keep the magic wonderful and refreshing. This year’s Teddy Bear Suite was the best ever!
And of course, we must thank the Harbor View Hotel for supporting and joining with us, and hosting the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite. This year in the luxurious Captain Collins Suite #20. The Harbor View also offered a fundraising New Year’s Eve drink, which also helped push us past $35,000.
We’d like to thank all the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club donors and volunteers, and in particular, Executive Director Jessie Damroth, and new Board President, Sydney Mullen.
And of course, thank you to all the hundreds of families who we had the joy to meet in-person at Teddy Bear Suite. Your generosity with donations at the door made a big difference this year.
You can help too! We’d be honored if you help us reach our goal. Donations are tax deductible. DONATE NOW