MVSB provides Jabberwocky scholarship funds

Camper Richard Miller poses with his recently completed painting at the Marine Hospital. —Sam Moore

Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank (MVSB) is again making it possible for families to send members with disabilities to camp this summer through a financial gift to Camp Jabberwocky’s Camper Scholarship Program, a press release states. Families are asked to pay what they can afford toward the costs of the special summer camp, but often there is a financial gap between what families can pay and the actual costs. The Camper Scholarship Program fills those gaps with funds raised from donors and corporate sponsors.

According to Camp Jabberwocky executive director Liza Gallagher, this year’s donation of $5,000 from Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank allows the camp to continue to offer scholarships, as part of the program the bank helped to establish last year: “The bank’s support helps close the gap for families who can only contribute a portion of the tuition cost. Thanks to this support, the full amount is taken care of. It means a lot to us, and to the families.”

“Martha’s Vineyard offers extraordinary summer vacation experiences,” stated bank president James Anthony. “We are pleased to be able to offer Camp Jabberwocky members that kind of experience in a safe and supportive environment.”