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Give to the 2020 Annual Fund!

As we enter our 4th year as Whittemore - Community, Culture & Conservation, we have looked back at our successes and our shortcomings, using this knowledge we are excited about the direction WCCC is taking.

We continue with many of our Community favorites; guided walks, nature workshops, children's day camp, art shows and musical concerts. And we have added incredible partnerships with local organizations, such as the Tewksbury Land Trust and their 10-mile trail which will traverse Whittemore, the creation of a Sculpture Garden, lead by world-renowned sculptor David Horowitz, banning plastics on the property and so much more! 

Our motto of Community, Culture & Conservation guides us as we strive to create an engaging community space that all can enjoy.  

September 2020 - Update

As the year has not turned out as we had expected, our lives turned upside-down and living with the unknown - our community, our Friends of Whittemore and WhittemoreCCC's incredible team has risen and meet these challenges!

 

We have achieved remarkable things: 

  • Though our Welcome Center was closed, WhittemoreCCC remained open for all to enjoy the natural beauty and trails and just be outdoors in a safe, socially distant space. 

  • Continued with the Property Revitalization program, lead by Dawn Pogosaew, Steward of the Whittemore Property

  • Increased the number of weekly volunteers.

  • Provided 16 Garden Plots for our dedicated gardeners to safely garden throughout the season, lead by Emily McCollum -  Steward of the Gardens.

  • Began the installation of our Sculpture Garden thanks to Curator and Artist/Sculptor David Horowitz.

  • Unveiled via Live-stream not one but two Sculptures; "Oracle" and "NoBody Knows",  with over 4000 views.

  • For the 1st time at Whittemore, we Live-streamed our Garden Concerts - over 3000 people viewed these concerts throughout the season.

  • Thanks to Jasmine Bloch-Kremples, our Music Director, we extended our Garden Concert Series thru October

  • We expanded our Wellness & Nature offerings to include yoga, pilates, mediation, TaiChi and QiGong with over 100 classes thanks to the tireless effort of our instructors, Carl Klemme, Roberta Brassard and Nancy Hahr-Weidner

  • Offered Children's Wilderness programs led by our naturalist David Tompkins.

  • Rebuilt a primary bridge on the Whittemore House side of the property.

  • Increased Membership, despite the pandemic.

  • And more importantly, we have stayed open and will continue to remain open thru the winter months, for you to enjoy not only the property but our outdoor programs.

 

Your unrestricted tax-deductible gift allows us to continue to develop and nurture partnerships that enable us to deepen our appreciation of the beauty of our natural surroundings.  It allows us to maintain the splendor of our 180-acre preserve, feature exciting art and music talent, and create programming that appeals to all members of our community in a safe and socially distant environment.

 

Your gift of $100, $500, $1,000, or indeed any amount, directly enhances the vibrancy of the community we are proud to call home.  Please click on the button below and thank you so much for your support!