The Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association WISH UPON A STAR Fundraiser is back for August

Nantucket, MA – The Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) is delighted to again offer a unique opportunity to win a reserved town parking space for the month of August in our WISH UPON A STAR FUNDRAISER. With roads closing for outdoor restaurant dining, downtown parking is becoming even harder to find. Our July WISH UPON A STAR FUNDRAISER was amazingly successful thanks to our generous donors. $10,000 was raised for the MMA and four lucky winners received their very own parking space in Downtown Nantucket.

This month, we are only selling 100 squares for the three available spaces. You can earn chances to win by making an online donation of $125 or higher to the WISH UPON A STAR FUNDRAISER via the MMA’s website now through 9:00 am on July 31st: https://www.mariamitchell.org/get-involved/wish-upon-a-staff-fundraiser

The three spaces are located at 33 Washington Street.

On July 31st at 12PM, MMA Executive Director, Dave Gagnon, will draw three lucky winners, streamed via Instagram Live and Facebook Live, each receiving one private town parking space for the month of August. Please find the complete rules below.

All donations will support the MMA’s mission to create opportunities for all to develop a life-long passion for science through education, research, and first-hand exploration of the sky, land, and sea of Nantucket Island. This online auction is one of a few fundraisers planned in lieu of the MMA’s Stargazer Gala, which has been postponed until 2021.

How to Enter:

You can earn chances to win by making an online donation for the WISH UPON A STAR FUNDRAISER before July 31st at 9:00 am.

$125 donation – One chance

$250 donation – Two chances

$500 donation – Four chances

$1000 donation – Eight chances * plus two bonus chances (10 total)

When you submit your donation, you will be able to select your preferred numbers for the drawing (1-100). Numbers will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Three numbers will be drawn on July 31st.  We will share regular updates regarding available numbers via our website and social media platforms.

Prizes:

(1) parking space located at 33 Washington Street

(1) parking space located at 33 Washington Street

(1) parking space located at 33 Washington Street

The winners will have access to their parking space from 6AM August 1 – 9PM August 31. We will select the prizes in the following order:  Space 1A at 33 Washington Street, followed by space 1B at 33 Washington Street, followed by space 1C at 33 Washington Street. The winners will be contacted on July 31st following the drawing.

For more information, please contact Logan Gomes, Director of Advancement at (508) 228-9198.

The Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) is a private non-profit organization. Founded in 1902, the MMA works to preserve the legacy of Nantucket native astronomer, naturalist, librarian, and educator, Maria Mitchell. The Maria Mitchell Association operates two observatories, a natural science museum, an aquarium, a research center, and preserves the historic birthplace of Maria Mitchell. A wide variety of science and history-related programming is offered throughout the year for people of all ages.