Friday, November 18, 2016

Our Funders

Thanks to all of our foundation funders, corporate sponsors, and the more than 1,000 individual donors who help make our work possible.

$75,000+
The Boston Foundation
Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

$30,000 - $50,000
Bay State Cruise Company
Coca-Cola Foundation
Distrigas/ENGIE
JetBlue

$15,000 - $25,000
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation
The Clowes Fund, Inc.
Eastern Salt Company, Inc.
Fan Pier - The Fallon Company
John Hancock Financial Services, Inc.
Harpoon Brewery
HILTON Worldwide
Massachusetts Environmental Trust
Massachusetts Port Authority
National Grid
National Grid Foundation
P&G Gillette
Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center
Vertex
The Yawkey Foundations

$7,500 - $12,500
Allan Construction
Forrest Berkley & Marcie Tyre Berkley
Catalyst New Media Group
Mark & Michelle Chrisos
Comcast
Goody Clancy
The HYM Investment Group, LLC
Kershaw Foundation - Cheers for Children
Mass Humanities
Massachusetts Bay Lines
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust
Lawrence J. and Anne Rubenstein Charitable Foundation
Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation
William E. & Bertha E. Schrafft Charitable Trust
Studio Tek
The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation

$5,000 - $7,000
Anonymous (1)
Arbella Insurance Group Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Bennett and Company
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion/Live Nation
BOMA
Boston Centers for Youth & Families
Camp Harbor View
Carnival Foundation
Jay Cashman Inc.
CBT Architects
Circle Furniture
Clipper Ship Foundation, Inc.
Con Edison Development
Cottonwood Management, LLC
Cronin Group, LLC
Cushing & Dolan, P.C.
Daily Catch Seaport
The Davis Companies

Elizabeth Elser Doolittle Charitable Trust
Emera Inc.
The Paul and Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation
Thomas J. & Lucinda J. Foley
GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
J&M Brown Company, Inc.
Keegan Werlin LLP
Lee Kennedy Co., Inc.
Lovett-Woodsum Foundation
MarineMax Russo
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
John Moriarty & Associates
New Boston Ventures
Nicholson Foundation
RMR Real Estate Services
Skanska
South Boston Community Development Foundation
Spectra Energy
Suffolk Construction Company, Inc.
Tishman Speyer

$3,000 - $4,500
Andus Baker & Rowan Murphy Family Fund
Barking Crab
Boston Bruins Foundation
Boston Private
Boston Properties - Atlantic Wharf
Boston Redevelopment Authority
Boston Yacht Charters
Cargo Ventures
Charter Contracting Company
The Chiofaro Company
Cushman & Wakefield of Massachusetts
Elkus Manfredi Architects
Epsilon Associates
Flutter & Bostontweet
Paul D. Foster & Associates
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Jamestown L.P.
JW Capital Partners & SKW Partners, Inc.
Chuck & Ann Lagasse
Jamie Meiser
A. Murphy Inc.
New England Finish Systems
The Reebok Foundation
Seaport Square - WS Development
Turner Construction
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc.
Wallwork Curry McKenna

$2,000 - $2,800
AECOM
CH2M
Eversource
Jay & Karen Fernandes
The Fuller Foundation
Greater Boston YMCA
Haley & Aldrich, Inc.
David Hegarty
Invesco Real Estate
Jennifer Johnson
Kearney Donovan & McGee, P.C.
Legal Sea Foods
Miss Wallace M. Leonard Foundation
Mass Electric Construction Company
Murphy Donoghue Partners
National Park Service
David Newman & Dina Conlin
Elizabeth Nicholson
Related Beal
Rockland Trust - Peoples Federal Foundation
George Schwartz
Stantec
Stavis Seafoods, Inc.
TD Bank Foundation
Travaglini, Eisenberg, Kiley LLC
Trinity Financial

$1000 - $1500
Anonymous (1)
3A Marine Service
AAA Northeast
William D. Adams
Mary-Jo Adams & John Sasso
Anderson & Kreiger LLP
AP Staffing
Arrowstreet
Gregory P. Bialecki & Mary Herlihy
David Bois
Boston BoatWorks, LLC
Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
Andrew J. Calamare & Marianne Connolly
C&W Services
Kevin, Dee and Annie Colcord
Conroy Development
Conventures, Inc.
Cronin Group, LLC
Cummings Properties
Diversified Automotive, Inc.
Digger & Susan Donahue
The Drew Company
Durand & Anastas
Equity Office Properties
Basil Freddura
Claudia C. Gelzer
Elizabeth Gorman & Mark Kritzman
Goulston & Storrs
Robert & Hathaway Green
Hines
Howard/Stein-Hudson Associates, Inc.
International Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO
Elisabeth Jackson
Joyce & Joyce
JW Capital Partners
Kensington Investment Company, Inc.
Michael Kineavy
David & Celeste Lee
Michael A. Leon, Esq.
George Lewis - Haven Trust
Liberty Bay Credit Union
Joe & Shelly Mahoney
Mass Bay Credit Union
Martha Mazzone Charitable Gift Fund
Milone & MacBroom
James Miraldi
National Development
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Northwind Strategies
Brian Payea & Trip Advisor
Judith & Thoru Pederson
Redgate
ROCK Development
Save That Stuff
Storm Duds
The Strategy Group, Inc.
Matthew J. & Gilda F. Strazzula Foundation
Maryann Gilligan Suydam
TGA Cross Insurance, Inc.
UDR
Vacovec, Mayotte & Singer LLP
ValleyCrest Landscape Development/BrightView
Alex & Deanna Vienneau
Kyle & Sara Warwick
Matthew Whitlock & Penny Neal
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Peter Zschokke

$250 - $750
Ryan Acone
Fred Ahern
Joseph C. Aiello & Mary J. Mitchell
Melinda & Robert Armacost
Maeve Vallely Bartlett
Bay State Federal Savings Charitable Foundation
David Bean
Regina Cooper Benjamin
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Laura Burke
John A. & Patricia M. Carucci
Ria Convery
Glenn Cort
Paul G. Costello, P.E.
Jennifer Cruickshank
Stephen Davis
John Desalvo
Richard Dimino
Bob & Mary Doyle
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
William & Susan Elsbree
Ben & Connie Etheridge
David Giangrande
Anthony L. Gilardi
Perry Gould
Edward F. Granara
Benjamin & Francine Hiller
Craig Horsfall
William Hussin
J.F. White Contracting Company
Mark Junghans
KAF
Dan & Julie Kenary
Eugene Kennedy
The Honorable John F. Kerry & Teresa Heinz Kerry
Anne & Tom Leahy
Bethany Lombard
Michael Marchesi
McCarter English
McDermott Ventures, LLC
Joanne McDevitt
John J. McGlynn, Jr. Esq. & Diane McGlynn, Esq.
ML Strategies, LLC
Robert & Judith Murray
New England Dock & Marine Council
Joe & Trish Newman
Leo Pagano
Randy Peeler & Kate Kellogg
Raine Associates, Inc.
Red Sox Foundation
Daniel P. Rogers
Salem Glass Company
Peter D. Gori
Joel & Helaine Saperstein
Felix Senkovsky
Steven and Jane Shannon
Mike Sheeran
James Shine
Karen Smith
David Spillane & Linda Murphy
Susan M. Tracy
Utile, Inc.
Joseph Vecchi
John Vetere
Stuart Vidockler & Lydna Clare
Richard & Roselee Vincent
Stephen Wessling
Michael Whouley
Daniel T. & Jennifer L. Wilson
Yankee Lobster Company

$1 - $249
Leonard Alberts
Annette Angelo
Dawne Armitstead
Kip Becker
Richard Bell
Deborah Bloom
Hollis A. Bodman
Rachel Borgatti
Karen Buttiglieri
Christopher Byner
RoseMarie Callahan
Leonel Depaz Carrillo
Dorothy Carroll
Carl J. Carlsen
Robert & Christine Wells
Joshua Colcord
Stephen Cooper
Jay Crowley
Leo Cushing
Thomas Dammrich
Patrick Davis
Christopher Desisto
Kevin Dick
Paul Dimaura
Norah Dooley
Bryan Van Dorpe
Marie A. Drouin & Marie A. McCarthy
Captain Howard Dorr Jr.
Jack Eiferman & Fern Fisher
Thomas J. Engelman
Arwa Eshaq
Marilyn Fielder
Peter Fifield
Alice Fisher
Jen Flannery
Robin Flint
Barbara Flockhart
Diane & Paul Foley
Paul D. Foster
GEI Consultants
Eric Geller
Michael Glasfeld
Michael Gorton, Sr.
William E. Hadge
Roy & Sylvia Hammer
Rob Harris
Rhonda Harrison
Dwight H. Havens
Patrick Hellen
David Hewett
Elaine Hickey
Candace Horan
Brett Hudson
Paul R. Ivaska & Linda M. Buckley
James Jensen
Edward C. & Elizabeth B. Johnson 
Marcus Johnson-Smith
Michael Joyce
Tina Karas
Robert Keane
Peter Kelliher
William F. Kennedy & Annmarie Kennedy
Charlotte Knox
Phillips L. Kuhl & Karen S. Kuhl
Deirdre Kulevich
Kathy Lafferty
Councillor Margaret Laforest
Virginia Lawrence
Chris Leon
Barbara Mackey
Michael Macken
Eleanor & Duncan Macqueen Jr.
Adrian Madaro
Duncan & Douglas Maitland
Sevan Mancilikli
Timothy Manny
Henry Mansour
Jonathan Marks
Robert Marra
Jean & Dennis Martens
Michael Massagli
Joan Meschino
Patricia McCormick
Nancy McDonald
Thomas M. McGee
Rick McKenna
Jennifer McMahon
Maureen McQuillen
Francis & Sheila Meaney
Judy Meredith
Richard Milstein
Gerhard Mullican
Susan Myerow
Stephen Myers
Lory E. Newmyer & Stephen W. Cooper
Rex Norman
Ira Novoselsky
Paul Nutting
Maura O'Gara
Jenny & David Outman
Vi Patek
Holly Pratt
Debra Ran
Christine Rauseo
Sharon L. Regan
Jeremy Reger
Kathi-Anne Reinstein
Ellen Reynolds
George Roberts
Amy Rodriguez
Paul Rosenberg
James Rowan
Peter and Shannon Rowley
James & Margery Sabin
David & Anne Salant
Joseph Savage
Ricky Serino
Tom Scannell
Christian Scorzoni, Esq.
Rachel Scott
Stanley M. & Judith A. Schurgin
Priscilla Smith
William Smith-Vaniz
Jessica Snare
Victoria Stevens
Stefan Strojwas & Denise C. Whall-Strojwas
Captain James Sullivan
Juliet Tierney
Richard Tobin
Thi Tran
Lori Tsuruda
Richard Tuck
David Tufano & Bridget Ryan
Laura Walsh
Mary Ann Walsh
Kelly Welch
Gayle Wettach
Peter Wild
Thomas Wolfe
Daniel Woodbury
John Wortham
Anne Zint

Destination Boston Harbor Silent Auction Contributors


3A Marine
75 Chestnut
75 on Liberty Wharf
Abe & Louie’s
Ace Wheelworks & Belmont Wheelworks
Antico Forno
Bacco Ristorante & Bar
Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc.
The Barking Crab
Battery Wharf Hotel
Bay State Cruise Company
Bayside Resort Hotel
Bill’s Outboard Motor Services, Inc.
Blo Blow Dry Bar- Seaport
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Bose Corporation
Boston Fun Cruises
Boston Harbor Hotel
Boston Harbor Pilots Association
Boston Opera House
Boston Properties - Atlantic Wharf
Boston Red Sox
Boston Super Tours
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Boston Yacht Haven Inn & Marina
The Briar Group
C&W Services
Caesars Entertainment
Captain Scott Campbell - Fishing Frenzy Charters
Capo Restaurant
Carriage House Media
CBSBoston.com
CBS Radio
The Charles Hotel
Charlestown Marina
Cheers
The Chiofaro Company
Circle Furniture
The Colonnade Hotel
Constitution Marina/Bed & Breakfast Afloat
The Crown & Anchor
Cunard
Decibel Media
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
Denterlein Worldwide
Captain Paul Diggins - Reel Pursuit Charters
Diplomat Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton
Diversified Automotive
Everybody Fights
Exhale Battery Wharf
F1 Boston
The Fairmont Copley Plaza
The Fallon Company
Fort Adams Trust
GrandTen Distilling
Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Hampshire House Corporation
The Harbor Garage
Harpoon Brewery
Hawthorne Hotel
Highwire Marketing Consultants, LLC
Hilton Bayfront San Diego
Hilton Boston Downtown/Faneuil Hall
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
Hilton Garden Inn Patriot Place
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
HILTON Worldwide/Hilton Luxury Brands
The Envoy Hotel
Hyatt Regency Boston
Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor
InterContinental Boston
InterContinental New York Barclay
Island Creek Oysters
James Hook & Co.
Jasper White’s Summer Shack
Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar & Grill
JetBlue
Karma Crew Yacht Charters
Keurig
King’s Boston
The Kraft Family
Kyocera New England
L Street Tavern
La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Larry and Valerie Post
The Lenox
Live Nation
Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar
Loews Boston Hotel
Lululemon
Lyons Group
Mandarin Oriental, Boston
Marriott International
The Mary Baker Eddy Library
Mass Bay Lines, Inc.
Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation
Massport and the ILA
Captain Rick McKenna - Legacy
National Grid
NESN
New England Patriots Charitable Foundation
New England Revolution Charitable Foundation
NFL Network/Ian Rapoport
Norman Crump Art
Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club
Ocean Two Resort & Residences
On Location Tours
The Palm Restaurant
Peabody Essex Museum
Pier 6
Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
The Preservation Society of Newport County
Provincetown Marina
The Point
The Red Inn
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
Renee Zych
Residence Inn by Marriott Boston
Back Bay/Fenway
Residence Inn By Marriott Boston Harbor
on Tudor Wharf
Revere Hotel Boston Common
Row 34
Royal Sonesta Boston
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Boston
Captain Steve Sacco - Dive Inn II
Salem Trolley
Salvatore’s Seaport
Salvatore’s Theater District
Sea Crest Beach Hotel
Spirit Cruises
Sports Hub
Starwood Hotels
Stowe Mountain Lodge
Sullivan’s Castle Island
Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
Super Duck Tours, LLC
Swan Boats, Inc.
Tavistock Restaurants
Tom Tilas
Top of the Hub Restaurant & Lounge
Tryp Times Square South
The Varano Group
Wallwork Curry McKenna
Walt Disney World Resort Corporate Citizenship
Water Wizz Water Park
WBZ-TV
WFXT FOX25
World Ocean School aboard Roseway
WSBK-TV

Thanks to the more than 700 people who made pledges in support of this year's Harpoon Helps Shamrock Splash, and to our Better Beaches program, policy, and event sponsors

Harpoon Brewery

JetBlue
The Boston Foundation
Harold  Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust
Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation
MarineMax Russo
P&G Gillette
National Grid
Comcast
Mix 104.1
Boston Centers for Youth & Families
Sullivans Castle Island
Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation
YMCA of Greater BostonKeezer Sportswear

Patricia Abbate
Carol Abrahams
Richard Ackerman
Ryan Acone, Andrew Litchfield & Anthony Monahan
Danielle Adamson
Cathy Affronti
Rory Ahern
Fred Ahern
John Ahern
Joseph C. Aiello & Mary J. Mitchell
Andrea Akerib
Akin Akinc
Michael Alessandro
Andrew Alletag
Suzanne Alley
Bob Ambrefe
Thomas G. Ambrosino
Leah Amrhein
Sara Anderson
Clinton Angell
Dawne Armitstead
Ashley Armstrong
Brian Arrigo
Mary-Leah Assad
Melody Attarha
Kathy Auda
Chris Austill
Kristen Awed Ladas
Iris Ayala
Crosby Bain
Tess Baker
Michael Baker
Victoria Barrett
Scott Barros
Kristen Barry
Jackie Barry
Katelyn Barry
Jeffrey Basch
Ivan Basch
Chris Basler
Hannah Beardsley
Joseph Beaton
Kip Becker
Heather Bell
Sidaulia Benson
Valerie Benson
Garrett Bergey
Allen Berliner
Raquel Berliner
Bruce Berman
Tiffany Bevis
Meghan Bildner
Deborah Bloom
Douglas Blough
Mark Boado
Sandra Bodner
Matthew Bogdan
Christopher Bonacci
Helena Book
Nancy Boone
Fred Borges
Annette Bornstein
Peggy & Bill Boucher
Asmaa Boudili
Daina Bouquin
clara bouricius
Julie Bourque
Daniel Bourque
Ian A. Bowles
Colleen & Harvey Boyarsky
Sharon Brady
Michael Brenker
David Brewer
Monique Brewer
AnnMarie Brewer
Amy Brisson
Ellen Brodbine
Ann Brodbine
John Brothers
Moira Brown
Christopher Browne
Dennis Broyer
Janet Brydges
Christine Brydges
Syam Buradagunta
Tyler Burchfield
Christine Burkett
Jane Burleson
Michelle Burns
Blair Busby
Sherwood Butler
Jeremy Cady
Daniel F. Cahill
Andrew J. Calamare
Erica Calderone
Nicole Callander
Katie Campbell
Mary Carioto-Moreta
Christina Carr
Darin Carr
Alexander Carr
Amber Carter
John Carucci
Andrew Castronovo
Peter Catanzaro
Alex Catullo
Julie Cavanaugh
Michael Celona
Stephen Centracchio
Ronald Champoux
Jonathan Chan
Julia Chase
Ross Cheit
Ying Chen
Samantha Chin
Mark Chrisos
Lisa Christian
Will Clark
Charles Cleaveland
Sharon Cloutier
JoAnne Cody
Mark Coelho
David Coffin
Pieter Cohen & Lauren Budding
Scott Collins
Athena Concannon
Karen Connor
Elizabeth Conte
Maribeth Conway
Jacqui Cooper
Jacqueline Coppola
Lisa Corso
Pierce Cote
Jessica Cox
John Coyne
Claire Coyne
Brendan Crighton
Scott Crimmins
Lynne Crosby
Joseph Crowley
Lucas Crowley
Joshua Crowley
Rey Cruz
Shannon Cudmore
Cherie Cunningham
Mike Cuozzo
Dorothy Cuozzo
Claire Cuozzo
Jennifer Curley
Sean Curran
Randy Curry
Katherine Dale
Vinny Damaceno
Joanne DAmico
Thomas Dammrich
Cyan Dana
Brittnie Davies
Donna De Matte
Anthony and Danielle DeCotis
Scotty Dee
Mark Deering
ricardo defrutos
Mary Beth DeLena
Diana DeLeo
Staci Dello Russo
Caitlin Demartino
Donna Dematte
Joanne DeRose
John DeSalvo
Chris DeSisto
Donna Desmond
Edward Deveau
Shana Deveaux
Ian Dietrich
Daniel Dilorati
Dylan Dobbyn
Gregg Doble
Nora Doherty
Caitlin Doherty
Aaron Donahue
Christine Donfro
Norah Dooley
Rick Dorci
Christopher Dorval
Alexander Doten
Jennifer Downing
Brian Doyle
Katie Doyle
Maura Driscoll
William Dromgoole
Annemarie Du Bois
Sadiya Dubarry
Nicola Duncan
Jwan Dunoyer
Kathryn Dykas
Rachel Edwards
Kevin Eibensteiner
William & Susan Elsbree
Kennedy Elsey
Maria Epsimos
G.J. Esposito
Bob Evans
Timothy Eynatian
Sean Ezrol
Robert Fairchild
Julia Falk
Angelika Faron
Katherine Faucher
Aleta Fazzone
Jordan Fearon
Courtney Feeley Karp
Judy Feng
Jeffery Ferguson
Carmen Ferguson
Francesca Ferguson
Kathryn Ferrari
Paula Ferris
Juan Figueroa
Michael Fisher
Benjamin Flavin
Thomas Fleming
Lucinda Foley
Kelly Ford
Paul D. Foster
Jennifer Frederick
Danna Freedman-Shara
Nicole Gallagher
Annexies Garcia
Paul Garvin
David Gass
Danielle Gaucher
Karen Gaylord
Ted Gaylord
Amy Gaylord
Philipp Gerner
Robert Gesek
Elizabeth and Ahmed Ghoniem
Emma Goehring
Sara Gooch
Don Gordon
Bess Gorman
Michael Gorvin
Ashley Gosnell
Jim Gould
Rita Grainge
Chris Gray
Christopher Greeley
Elizabeth Greene
Robert Greig
Holly Gross
Robin Grossman
Jim Grunwald
Kara Guglielmino
Jessica Gulizia
Ann Margaret Gutierrez
Bill and Susan Hadge
Peter Haffenreffer
Hugh Haffenreffer
Vanessa Hale
John Hall
John Hamel
Sean Hamel
Andrew Hammond
Margaret Hanagan
Carol Haney
Francis Haney
Marian Haney
Jaime Hanks
Amanda Harrington
Sallie Harrington
Ryan Harris
Susan Harris
Matt Harris
Tracy Harrison
Dwight H. Havens
Karen Hayes
Scott Healy
Ryan Healy
Erin Heinrich
Kathleen Heiser
Paul Henchey
Elaine Hepworth
Seamus Hill
Kelly Hinkel
John Hoffman
Alison Horwitz
Laura Howes
Elaine Howley
Kathryn Hriczo
Gordon Huang
Genevieve Huba
Hull Nantasket Chamber of Commerce
Kelly Hund
Scott Hunter
Pamela Hurlburt
Virginia Hyde
Celia Hyde
Elizabeth Hyde
Jennifer Jackson
Sam Jacob
Susan James
Ian James
Michael Jarvis
Pappa & Lulu Jenkins
Cameron Jenkins
Rae Ann Jenks
Kyle Jessop
Mark Johnson
Joshua Johnson
Jan Jones
Kelsey Jones
Kathy Jones
Louie Joseph
Thomas Joyce, Esq.
Deirdre Joyce
Vijay Kanabar
Michaela Kane
Joung-Mo Kang
Tina Karas
Verena Karsten
Timothy Kast
Mehar Kaur
RJ Keaveney
Erinn Kehoe
Kerriann Kelley
Meghan Kelley
Susan Kelley
Erin Kelley
Polly Kelloway
Kevin Kelly
Kendal Kelly
Einstein Kemble
Dan & Julie Kenary
William F. Kennedy & Annmarie Kennedy
Michelle Kennis
Laurie Kepros
Jane Kepros
Les Kernan
Valerie Kervick
Raffe Khazadian
Ida Khojandpour
David Khuen
Thomas Kiley
Elaine Kiley
Amy Kiley
Rebecca Kiley
Leslee Kiley
Daniela Klaz
Gail Klimas
Ivana Knara
Elizabeth Knott
Caitlin & Will Krzewick
Michele Krzyzewski
Stephanie Krzyzewski
Tara Krzyzewski
Faiza LaBeche
Antonio LaBruna
Kathy Lafferty
Charlie Lagasse
Lauren Laidlaw
Matthew Lambo
William Lannon
Robert LaRochelle
Emily Lawson
Raina Gay Leahy
Michael Lee
Robert Lee
Katherine Leeds
Katherine Legge
Robert Lehmert
Ginger Leib
Christophe Lemaire
Michele Leone
Thomas Letarte
Corinne Leung
Wendy Levine
Jeff Levy
Howard Levy
Annemarie Lewis Kerwin
Andrew Litchfiels
Vincent Lombardi
Carleen Loveday
Ashley Lugo
Ashley Luzadder
Erin Lynch
Jessica Lyon
Holly lyons
Jean Mackey
Caroline Madden
Rita Mahoney
Patrick Mahoney
Brian Mahoney
David Maitland
Jen Maitland
Jennifer Maitland
Monica Manning
Chris Marshall
David N. Martin
Marlene Martinez
Courtney Mason
Frederick Mason
John Mason
Colleen Mason
Daniel Mason
Ashley Mast
Vanessa Mazandi
Michael & Maureen Mazrimas
PJ McCann
Paul McCann
Neil B. McCole
Thomas McDavitt
Cory McDermott
Carolyn McDonough
Emmanuel McDuffy
Lauren McFall
Beth McGuire
Brendan McKee
Rick McKenna
Ian Mckenna
Robert McLaren
Kelli McLaughlin
Alastair Mclean
Jordan McMillan
Daniel Mcnamee
Susan McPherson
Maureen McQuillen
Sean McRae
Kathleen McRae
Mary McRae
Carolyn McRae
Sherlynn Meacham
Chad Mellen
Esser Daniel Melul
Ana Mernick
Jim Miller
James Miller
Rachael Miller
Lana Minacapilli
Michael Minigan
Ellen Minnihan
Phyllis Minsky
Susan Mitchell
Aaron Moberger
Vickash Mohanka
Jeffrey Molles
Jay and Sue Monaghan
Ryan Monaghan
Tim Montano
Scott Mooney
Melissa Moralez
Dominic Moran
Mary Ellen Moroney
Joseph Mosher
Chance Moxham
Brian Mulcahy
Sean Mulready
Michael Murowchick
Aaron Murphy
Nicole Murphy
Sara Murphy
Danielle Murr
Charlayne Murrell-Smith
Gregory Muse
Tanya Mustacchio
Patricia Newman
Conor Newman
Joseph P. Newman
Elizabeth Nicholson
Jared Nicholson
Keiko Nishimoto
Maryann Nudd
Thomas Nudd
Paul Nutting
Thomas O'Brien
Courtney O'Connor
Aidan O'Dwyer
David Oksman
Paul O'Leary
Elizabeth Olsson
Katy O'Neil
June Opsitnick
andrea orlando
Carolyn Orth
Katie Ortiz
Stephanie Ozanian
Irene Page
Lois Paire
Michelle Palermino
Paul Palino
Karyn Pallotta mcgovern
Whitney Parks
Emilie Pastore
Shaun Pate
Katherine Pawlowski
India Peele
Kayce Peirce
Craig Penz
Lauren Pereira
Olivia Peters
Shauna Pieniazek
Damian Pisano
Aubrey Planitz
James Poppe
Krzysztof Poraj-Kozminski
Margaret Pothier
Barbara Pothier
Maggie Powell
Ben Pratt
Danielle Procter
Emily Prouty
Danielle Puopolo
Sheryl Queen
Amy Rabinowitz
Amanda Racaniello
Kevin Radley
Bonnie Raffetto
Debra Randall
Scott Randall
Kelly Randall
Gerald Randall
Lisa Randall
Alexander Ray
Kimberly Read
Brittany Readel
Marcy L. Reed
Jeremy Reger
Larry Reilly
Beth Reisen
Jean Resetarits
Mark Resetarits
Allison Richards
Shauna Rives
Zulfiya Rjevskii
William Robbins
Lauren Rockoff
Frank Rondeau
Josh Rosenbaum
Steven Rosenfeld
Peggy Ross
Karen Ross-Brown
Elizabeth Roux
Jen Royle
Steven M. Rudnick
Jason Ruggiero
Paul H. Rupp
Larry Russo
Chiara Russo
Larry Russo Jr.
Barry Ryan
Jane Ryan
Kathleen Ryan
Michael Ryan
Patricia Ryan
Darla Ryan
Bridget Ryan
Eleanor Saffian
Robert Saklatvala
Kristen Sands
Colleen Sardelli
Liz Sarro
Lea & Elaine Sasso
Merrilee & Edward Sasso
Thomas Scannell
Karen Schilling
Hannah Schleifer
Patricia Schmaltz
Jennifer Schmaltz
Arnold Schmidt
Katherine Schneider
Sam Schreiber
Eileen Scolastico
Rachel Sensenig
Amy Sevigny
Roland Sharrillo
Madalena Sheehan
Robert Sheehan
Michael Sheeran
Luisa Shin Ogawa
Dan Shufrin
Sarah Sievel
Alicia Siimpson
Amy Simon
Dawn Simpson
Steve Simpson
Charles Sipple
Joe Skahan
Brooke Skulley
Alicia Smith
Mary Smith
William Smith
Ashley Smith
Lyle Smith
Jessica Snare
Audrey Snare
Derick Snare
Vann Snyder
Alexandra Snyder
Brittany Sobotka
Rose Solomon
Sejal Soni
Harold Sontz
Ruby Sosa
Brenda Sparrow
Tiffany Spearman
Celia Spell
Elisa Speranza
Matthew Sprague
John Stack
Martin Steinbuck
Hannah Sterrs
Kelsey Stone
SB Stone
Tracy Stoney
Marie Storey
Charles Storey
Lee Strasser
Paul Stuffle
Maggie Suarez
Alek Sudan
Sharon Sullivan
Sara Sullivan
Maryann Gilligan Suydam
Tiffany Szymanski
Kyle Szymanski
Kathleen Szymanski
Zachary Tajerstein
David Talenda
Kenny Tallent
Michelle Talviste
Kerri Tarpey
Jack Tatelman
Joseph Taurus
Johanna Taveras
Neal Taylor
Jeannie Thacker
Billy Theodat
Victoria Theriault
Holly Thomason
Stephanie Thompson
Benjamin Ticknor
Hans Tiefenthaler
Juliet Tierney
Heather Tierney
Ann Tikkanen
Daniel Tocco
Donald Todd
Julie Toland
Sean Toland
Liz Toledo
Lynes Torres
Cindy Toyloy
Betty Travers
Nick Triano
Sara Troy
Robert Troy
Jessica Troy
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Harold Tubman
Richard & Harold Tubman
Robert Tucker
Sandra Tufano
Rosemarie Tunick
Samantha-Rae Tuthill
Carol A. Tye
Jessenia Urrea
Akshay Vaishnaw
Bryan Van Dorpe
Katie and Adrian Van Dorpe
Paul Van Dorpe
Rosemary Van Dorpe
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Susan Viator
Rafael Vieira
Richard Vincent
RoseLee Vincent
Ms. Julie Vitek
Ralph Vitti
Jessica Wagner
Caitlin Wall
Carrie Waller
Mary Ann Walsh
Susanne Warrener
Rosemary Warrener
Justin Warrener
Helen Weeks
Robert Weeks
Liza Weingarten
David Weintraub
Kelly Welch
Hannah West
Harrison Wetherill
Benjamen Wetherill
Edward White
Brian Whitmore
Sean Whitzell
Peter Wild
Stephanie Wilkerson
Mitch Williams
William Wissemann
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Kevin Wolf
Meredith Wood
Daniel Woodbury
Susan Woods
Bebe Wunderlich
Elizabeth Yered
Moriah Zagaglia
Charles Zechel

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Sharing the Harbor Like Never Before: A Letter from Our President

I would like to thank you for helping Save the Harbor “share the harbor” like never before.

With your support, this year our free Youth Environmental Education Programs connected 30,375 youth and teens from 42 communities to Boston Harbor and the Boston Harbor Islands State and National Park.

We would love your support again this year. Your contribution of $25, $50, $100 or whatever you can afford to give will make a real difference. Make a donation here.

In the past three years these free programs have doubled in size and impact, helping to make Save the Harbor the Boston Harbor Connection for the region’s kids and families, serving more than 160,000 young people since 2002. Together we have created a new generation of environmental stewards who understand the value of Boston’s spectacular harbor, beaches and islands to them and their communities.


2016 was also a terrific year for our Better Beaches Program partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation, awarding more than $200,000 in small grants to 43 groups in 9 beachfront communities and waterfront neighborhoods. These groups in turn leveraged our funds with nearly $500,000 in cash and in-kind support from local government and businesses and more than 8,800 volunteer hours to support over 100 free concerts, , beach festivals, sand raking exhibitions and sand sculpting competitions from Nahant to Nantasket.

We also won important victories in the policy arena, though recent developments put many of the gains we have made at serious risk.

On the bright side, this summer Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matt Beaton asked Save the Harbor/Save the Bay to quarterback an initiative to create a consensus on next steps to finally resolve the ongoing pollution problems that still close beaches in Lynn, Swampscott and Dorchester. Working together with state and local officials, our Beaches Science Advisory Committee will issue a report next summer which will pave the way for capital investment by the Commonwealth to help these communities.

In June, the Metropolitan Beaches Commission which we lead and manage for the Legislature, held a hearing at the State House. At that hearing the Commission called on the Baker Administration to jumpstart their efforts to develop a regional water transportation plan to connect the region’s coastal communities with each other and with the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, which they have agreed to do.

However, despite these successes, there are real causes for concern.

Several weeks ago, in response to projected declining tax revenue forecasts, the press reported that the Baker/Polito Administration was considering $294 million in budget cuts that we believe would put many of the gains we have made in recent years at risk. Since then, increased tax revenues have resulted in a postponement of the decision to cut these programs.  However, we are still concerned about the possibility of revenue declines and imposition of these cuts on DCR, which is considering cutting funds for full time and seasonal staff, maintenance and free events and programs on the region's public beaches in 2017. The Commonwealth's 13 public beaches are critical civic, economic and recreational assets for the region's low income and underserved youth and families. Rather than further cuts, we believe that we should be making additional modest investments to protect the nearly $5 billion we have already invested in the Boston Harbor cleanup.

We began our 30th Anniversary Year with a sunset cruise to Boston Light in the spring and ended it with a free fall trip to Spectacle Island in late October. As we looked back toward the city with our community partners and our friends and supporters, we couldn’t help but think back on all we have accomplished together since 1986.

We are proud of our role as the region’s leading voice for clean water and continued public investment in Boston Harbor, our public beaches, and beachfront communities and waterfront neighborhoods from Nahant to Nantasket. Working together we have transformed Boston Harbor from a liability into a source of opportunity and pride for Bostonians and the region’s residents.
I know that you understand the value of Boston Harbor, the islands and our public beaches to all the region’s residents, especially underserved young people and low income families.

I also know that we can count on you.

Your contribution of $25, $50, $100 or whatever you can afford to give will make a real difference as we continue our work to restore protect these spectacular urban natural resources and share them with the public for everyone to enjoy.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the staff at Save the Harbor, I want to thank you for your support and wish you a very happy holiday season.

All the best,
  
Patricia A. Foley
President

P.S. It’s easy to make a contribution today on our website, or, if you prefer you can mail your check to:

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay
Boston Fish Pier
212 Northern Avenue, Suite 304 West
Boston MA 02210 United States

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The View From the Top of the Mountain

Hey guys, it feels good to be back. Ever since the school year started, I've been waking up around 11 am or 12 pm on Saturdays, therefore it was kind of hard to wake up at 7 to be at the World Trade Centre at 9. The last time I went to Spectacle Island was in August, it was really hot and now that it is October it got really cold. I remember that I used to stay in one place in order to stay cool, but now I was moving around because I was trying to be warm. Although it was cold, people still had fun and enjoyed the island. I remember over the summer seeing the boat full of kids and a very few adults, but now there were more adults than kids.


Kids looking for marbles in the dry seaweed


After meeting up with the SHSB staff and all the people that were going with us to the island, I noticed the smiles on the faces on the kids and especially the adults. The adults asked more questions than the kids, the kids were more excited about the marbles. When we got to the island, the first thing people asked was about the marbles, "where can I find them?", "how big are they?", "can you give me any hints?", were the commons questions people asked me. I never thought that people were going to pay more attention to the marbles than to the things in the island. There was a time when about 20 people were looking for the marbles on one side of the beach.
View of Boston from the boat

Everyone that was looking for the marbles, looked everywhere under the rocks, they were making holes in the sand, going into the bushes, etc. After the people found all the marbles they wanted to walk to the top of the island. I've never been there so it was about to be my first time as well, I was somehow excited about it because I knew that the view was going to be amazing and it sure was. I had a great Saturday morning/afternoon. Seeing some old faces and the island that I enjoyoed the most out of the two island that I went to over the summer was the best thing that could have happened to me on a Saturday.

- Cristian Berlioz

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

A Warm (Cold rather) Welcome from Spectacle Island

Map of Trails
Hi everyone!

Shivering was my first reaction to docking at Spectacle Island on Saturday, October 29, 2016. What really shocked me was how green the entire island appeared to be! I have never seen that much green grass throughout the summer, considering how hot and dry it was. It was a regular, cold Boston day around 50 degrees in the city and 40 on the island with a little drizzle in the forecast. This was the first day I had ever been to the top of the island and came back around and it was also my first hike. The trail was very long and winding but I was excited that I got the chance to go around to the top and see everything from up there. It gave us the perfect view of the city. We also saw a woman flying a kite and children looking for marbles.
Mission Accomplished

As one of the dedicated and special-picked marble holders, I made sure to hide them in obvious but secret places that anyone could find. Before my hike up the island, I placed one inside a hole of a rock at the end of the dock, and when I returned about 45 minutes later it was gone! Lucky person, whoever they are. We took a small family of three with us to go hiking up the mountain and the two children enjoyed finding marbles on our hike. We took the North Drumlin trail to the top and the South Drumlin all the way back down. For some reason the way back felt much quicker than the way there. I was bundled up in layers to keep warm and hiking created some heat for me too. I felt accomplished when we finally reached the top and took a rest for about 15 minutes, gazing in the distance and soaking up the view.
View from the top
Kharliyah Ortiz
All Fall 16


The view from here

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Khar, Preston, and I

The last time I was here it was a bright summer day where I was comfortably in my flip flops waiting to jump right into the water. Last time I could remember it was about 90 degrees and nothing felt better than being in my blue shirt and my comfortable shorts. All I did was complain about the heat now it's October and it's freezing! Oh man how I wish it was that warm again. It was a pleasure to be with my co-workers once again but this time it was a completely different day. Instead of doing our normal routine we took groups on wonderful trails to see the beautiful views and to enjoy nature. We also had the pleasure of showing around a wonderful group from the Boys and Girls Club who were taking pictures of items they had on their list.  They had so much to take pictures of from the landscape to the rocks, the sea glass, just everything. We also had a marble hunt and the kids just went.... M A R B L E S, hahaha. Get it because they were looking for marbles. HAHAHA!! I can not wait to be back in the summer and being able to connect with families all over again.  The view was breathtaking I could definitely see that beauty in the city skyline. Everything about this day went by smoothly and everyone was pleased which warmed my heart up little by little before we got off the boat.


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                                                                                       -Isabella Perez

Back at Spectacle Island

Hi everyone!

My first day back at Spectacle Island since the summer was filled with excitement, new discoveries, and fun. I learned many new things and met new and interesting people while also enjoying some perks of the island I have never gotten to experience. Spectacle Island has always been very enjoyable, and Saturday was not any different.

The day started with our staff meeting up at the World Trade Center, near the spot where the boat takes off. It was nice to catch up with friends from the summer, and I really enjoyed being able to talk to my co-workers for the first time in months. Once we got onto the boat it was interesting to see how much the boat and the Boston Harbor have changed in the last couple of months. As we got closer to Spectacle Island, I could notice how much greener the island has gotten. During the summer Boston was in a drought and Spectacle Island was suffering. This month Boston received a lot of rain and now Spectacle Island is looking as beautiful as ever.

Once we arrived to the island, we planted blue marbles all around the island as part of our Jet Blue scavenger hunt. If a visitor finds a blue marble they can enter a lottery, the winner of this lottery receives two free Jet Blue tickets to anywhere in America. Giving people the opportunity to win this amazing prize was truly wonderful, and it was incredible to see people's reaction after finding a marble. We also took some groups out on walks around the island, and even though it was freezing we enjoyed the view on the island. After this the day came to a close, and we all said our goodbyes to the amazing guests who came out to visit the island with us.

Until next time, Abel Yohannes
As I was walking along the beach, I saw these birds sitting on the rocks, and decided to take a picture of this interesting scene.



One Last group photo.









Fall day on Spectacle Island

Last time I was on Spectacle Island it was in August and its was a hot beautiful day, I remember looking for shade to stay cool due to the heat. Last week was my first time at Spectacle since the summer and it was really cold. It felt like winter and Spectacle is surrounded by water, which made it even colder. The cold did not stop us from having fun. We got on the boat around 9:30 and we had a lot of people on board. Some people told me this was there first time going to Spectacle Island and they were really excited. When we got off the boat, people separated and went on their own to explore the island. Some went hiking on the top of the island and the others were busy looking for the blue marbles. If you find the blue marble , you take a picture and it enters you in a raffle to win 2 Jet Blue  tickets. Many people were really excited and took the challenge of finding the marble.

Amazing view of Boston
After the marble hunting, we all went for a hike on the top of the island, and it was really long walk. We stopped a lot to take pictures of the amazing view the island displays. You can see the whole city and its beautiful skyline from the top of the island. After we got back to the boat, we took one big staff picture and it reminded me of how amazing summer was and I'm glad I had the opportunity to work with such amazing people.

Fun group of people

Until next time,
Abdi



Monday, November 7, 2016

Back to Spectacle Island

Hey everyone,                                   


                                                          It’s Edward- it has been a while since I have written a blog post about our wonderful staff events with Save the Harbor Save the Bay. Today on October 29th, 2016 staff members, including me, were invited back for an event with Save the Harbor Save the Bay. We were all invited for a trip back to one of the well-known island called Spectacle, known for all its historical impacts. Before we got on the boat to Spectacle Island, me and a couple of the Save the Harbor Save the Bay members stayed behind to help people find the boat we were getting on. On the boat you can see a view of the Boston islands along the way. Every island along the way has its own history to be told. The children and their parents were enjoying the boat ride to Spectacle Island. They learned new things they never knew about the islands.  


View of Boston from Spectacle





Others enjoyed the ride to Spectacle Island because it reminded them of how much they really enjoyed Boston. When we got to the island the families and the children were searching all over the place for a blue marble that would enter you in a raffle to earn a ticket for a trip. Any blue marble the kids would find was only counted as one chance. The children would go to hear pirate stories from the pirate her self named Norah. She is an incredible pirate and an incredible story teller who would catch anybody’s attention. We were separated in groups, my group started off along the beach shore looking for blue marbles and viewing sea glass while taking pictures as well. The sea glass my group collected was soft and  one of a kind. 









I got a chance to walk around Spectacle Island and was able  to view the whole island and the view of other islands. The children liked looking for four-leafed clovers that represented something we all wish for called good luck. The children would ask questions on how the community from Boston and others would usually use the islands. A few seconds into the question we answered by saying people usually get in the water or go fishing, and others do fun activities. At the end of the day people wanted to know about any upcoming events that could bring them back to the island. Some just couldn’t wait for next summer to come along. This was the first time I got  invited to a Save the Harbor Save the Bay  event where it was really cold out on the island and we could barely see any birds on the island. When we got on the boat I was having so much fun on the island I didn’t want the boat to arrive back on the dock of the World Trade Center. This trip back to Spectacle Island is going to be as memorable as the summer trip was.

                                                                                                          Sincerely: Edward Calderon

Fall Cruise

The last time I took a trip out to Spectacle island was in the summer with All Access. But going on the cruise this weekend it had a different feel to it. As always I had an amazing seeing the familiar faces at Save the Harbor. But seeing all of the families that came out to the island is probably what made my day the most. Although it was a chilly day, the amount of people that came out for a day on the island was remarkable. We had people who have never been to Spectacle before, and people coming from different countries to study abroad, just to spend a day with us. I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend my Saturday afternoon.
The last time I was at Spectacle, it was about 80 degrees and nearly 350 children running around with footballs and water bottles. Now, it was about 30 degrees cooler and not as many children. If its one thing that didn't change were the smiles on everyone's faces. From people searching for marbles or just simply taking a walk to the top of the island. I had an amazing time, and more importantly, everyone did as well. It was actually my first time walking all the way to the top of the island and it was pretty fun. The grass is even greener! Took a look over and I think I could see my house from here! I had an amazing time sharing my experiences and memories with everyone that came out on Saturday. See you next time, Preston.