Such strong support


To the Editor:

The Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Network (MVWN) thanks many people who helped produce a remarkable evening on Tuesday, May 17, at the Old Whaling Church, when Liz Murray, author of “Breaking Night: From Homeless to Harvard,” spoke to a large crowd.

First, a special thank you to our co-sponsor, Bunch of Grapes, who helped bring Liz here. Second to Rickard’s Bakery for supplying the desserts, and third to Janet Heath at the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust for making the Whaling Church available to us. And finally, to both the public and our own members, who showed up to hear Liz tell how she had survived (and ultimately thrived) living in a family with drug-addicted parents, we could not mount the six or eight programs a year that we do without the continued support of our almost 100 members.

This was also the night MVWN handed out $5,000 to two businesses, Holly Bellebuono of Vineyard Herbs Teas and Apothecary and Ann Smith of the Martha’s Vineyard Cultural Collaborative, that we believe will enhance the economy here. Congratulations to them, and a special thanks to Jan Pogue at Vineyard Stories, who matched our grant so that we could offer two.

Margo Urbany-Joyce


For the board of Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Network