The Maria Mitchell Association is grateful for the support we receive from private individuals, members of the community, local businesses, and other Nantucket non-profits. Working together, we bring together our resources to benefit research, science, education, and the Nantucket community.

Listen to why our community members love the Maria Mitchell Association in the videos below:


Business Members show ongoing, year-round support for science education and research. We are proud to work with them! They have demonstrated their commitment to the local Nantucket community and their dedication to our cause. These businesses have donated gifts of cash, professional services, or in-kind contributions to benefit the MMA’s research and outreach programs. We would like to thank them for their generosity.

Oyster Catcher – $1,000 and above
Bartlett’s Farm
Marine Home Center
Island Lumber Company, Inc.
Cisco Brewers

Goldfinch – $500 and above
Nantucket Bank
Fisher Real Estate
Hyline Cruises
Nantucket Storage Center
The Tile Room

Cardinal- $250 and above
Young’s Bicycle Shop
Moor Studio
Nantucket Walkabout
Sylvia Antique’s Inc


This is unique group of local businesses that help introduce the MMA to those moving and visiting the island.
Great Point Properties
Atlantic East Real Estate


The Nantucket Red-Tie Soirée will be held on Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 7 pm – 10 pm at the Sankaty Head Golf Club. This is the only major fundraising event for the MMA and includes Spanky’s Raw Bar, an open bar, carving stations, passed hors d’oeuvres, and dancing to the Perry Rossi Band. A lively silent auction is always a favorite at this event. We would like to thank the following supporters for providing the MMA with the funds it needs to deliver its award-winning programs throughout the year.

Nantucket Red Sponsor – $10,000 and above

Gold Sponsor – $5,000 and above
The Trinity Collection
Telescopes of Vermont
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Silver Sponsor – $2,500 and above

Bronze Sponsor – $1,500 and above
Hingham Savings
Polar Beverage
Nantucket Bank
Fisher Real Estate

Sponsor and Intern – $500 and above
Nantucket Frameworks


The Summer Events and Programs Book is a 36-page book that offers a complete list of summer programs, classes, and lectures. We would like to thank the following supporters who have helped pay for the production and distribution of our program book.

Publication Sponsor – $250
BPC Architecture
Christopher’s Home Furnishings
Dental Implants with Dr. Michael Miner
Freedman’s of Nantucket
Hanley Construction & Development
Hatch’s Package Store
Jordan Real Estate
Killen Real Estate
Life Massage
The Lion’s Paw
Marine Home Center
Nantucket Architecture Group
Nantucket Dermatology
Nantucket Energy LLC
Pioneer Cleaning
Rose & Crown
The Scrimshander Gallery
Wicked Island Bakery
Young’s Bicycle Shop


Each year, the Maria Mitchell Association works with scientists and universities from across the country and the world. From college-aged astronomy interns participating in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program to scientists looking for species that are new to science, the MMA brings some of the brightest speakers and timely topics to the people of Nantucket. The Maria Mitchell Association’s Science Lecture Series holds approximately twelve science lectures between May and October. Thank you to the sponsors who make the this lecture series possible.

Science Lecture Series Sponsor – $2,500
Don Allen Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram
Nantucket Island Resorts
Cisco Brewers


Thank you to the sponsors that are helping the Maria Mitchell Association reach its final goal to finance the Research Center. Already generous donors have helped and thanks to them, the work has already begun. The Research Center will occupy the space of the former Maria Mitchell Association Science Library.

Exterior work is complete and now the interior renovations are underway. When complete, the space will provide year-round, indoor classroom space with state-of-the-art equipment to make science come alive. Additionally, the space will become the permanent home of the vast collections of the flora and fauna of Nantucket. The collections cover more than a century’s worth of specimens. In the new space, scientists, island students, and others will have better access to the collections.


The Maria Mitchell Association is grateful to the many individual donors and volunteers who have made our work possible. Our supporters hail from Nantucket, New England, the United States, and around the globe. Their gifts provide the means to continue our scientific research, education, and historic preservation. The MMA is a private non-profit organization and relies on donations of time, talent, and treasure from generous private citizens. Please join us in thanking our members, donors, and volunteers. Learn how you can become a supporter of the Maria Mitchell Association here.


The Maria Mitchell Association is proud to partner with other non-profits to offer the best in programs for both year-round Nantucket residents and visitors and to conduct research vital to understanding and preserving Nantucket’s natural areas and unique history.

Artists Association of Nantucket
Children’s House Nantucket
Egan Maritime Foundation
Linda Loring Nature Foundation
Nantucket Atheneum
Nantucket Boys and Girls Club
National Collaborative of Women’s History Sites
Nantucket Community Sailing
Nantucket Conservation Foundation
Nantucket Historical Association
Nantucket Land Bank
Nantucket Land Council
Nantucket Preservation Trust
Nantucket Public Schools
Nantucket UMass Field Station
Preservation Institute: Nantucket
Prospect Hill Cemetery
Roger Williams Park Zoo
The Trustees of Reservations

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