As competition for donor dollars increases amid a crowded field of nonprofits and an equally crowded summer calendar of fundraising events, new ideas have begun to emerge about fundraising. In the past decade, the total amount raised by Island nonprofits has gone up, but so has the number of groups seeking funds.
On any given day the owner of Cronig’s Markets can be found sweeping the parking lot of his stores, pulling bull briar and poison ivy at Thimble Farm or expanding his myriad evolving business interests. Steve Bernier says at heart he is just an old-fashioned entrepreneur.
On Saturday, there will be a reception in honor of John Stobart at his Edgartown gallery. The expatriate British painter, now 94, has built his painting career on precision-infused oil renderings of maritime scenes.