MV $10K raffle is open

A banner sign advertising the Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce's MV $10K Raffle. — Eunki Seonwoo

The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce is currently running an annual fundraiser called MV $10K Raffle. Each raffle ticket costs $100, and only 300 will be sold, with one lucky individual winning $10,000. Tickets can be purchased by contacting or going to the chamber’s office in Vineyard Haven. Alternatively, tickets can be bought online with payments going to the chamber’s Venmo account, @mvchamberofcommerce. 

Nancy Gardella, executive director of the chamber, said this is the fourth year they are doing this raffle-style fundraiser, although it needed a bit of an alteration due to COVID in 2020. So far, all four winners have been Islanders. 

The raffle is one of several different fundraising methods the chamber uses. “We might be the only chamber of commerce on the planet that doesn’t do a golf tournament,” said Gardella. 

Drawings will occur on Sept. 8. Proceeds of the raffle will support the chamber’s mentorship programs and business services.