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					Martha’s Vineyard Donors Collaborative
Expanding philanthropy on Martha’s Vineyard by linking donors with local organizations

                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


                          CONTACT:
                          Barbara Bellissimo, Executive Director
Board of Directors        Martha's Vineyard Donors Collaborative
Jeremy Biggs              Phone: 508.696.4647
Meg Bodnar                Email: barbara@mvdonors.org
Carole Cohen              Web Site: http://www.mvdonors.org
Cindy Doyle
Samuel M. Feldman
Inez K. Janger
Suzanne Lanzone             The Martha's Vineyard Donors Collaborative Welcomes New Board
Robin A. Leeds                                        Members
Sherif Nada                      Expanded board reflects broader cross-section of Island residents; deepens expertise
Beatrice Phear
Corbett Price             West Tisbury, MA—October 10, 2005—The Martha’s Vineyard Donors Collaborative
                          (MVDC) announces a major expansion of its board of directors. In July and August,
Executive Director
                          MVDC welcomed five new members to its board: Jeremy Biggs, Meg Bodnar, Suzanne
Barbara Bellissimo
                          Lanzone, Sherif Nada and Corbett Price. Each has a unique background professionally,
                          and strong experience in the non-profit community.

                          Through its work educating potential donors and strengthening the Island’s non-profit
                          organizations, MVDC has attracted the attention and talents of people who want to
                          preserve and strengthen the Island’s infrastructure. “MVDC is thrilled to announce
                          these incredible new board members,” said Bea Phear, MVDC president. “We are now
                          uniquely positioned to deliver even greater levels of service to potential donors and
                          Island non-profits.”

                          About the New MVDC Board Members
                          Jeremy Biggs has had a 40-plus year financial career in London and New York, and
                          was for 25 years the Chief Investment Officer of Fiduciary Trust International, where
                          he is still currently Vice Chairman. He remains active in investment management,
                          especially for eleemosynary institutions. Both he and his wife have been on the Boards
                          of a number of business and charitable institutions. Mr. Biggs is currently Chairman of
                          the Board of the Davis Group of Mutual Funds and Saint James School, and a member
                          of the Board and Finance Committees of the Museum of the City of New York and of
                          the Vineyard Conservation Society and Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation. Mr. Biggs is a
                          more-than-seasonal/less-than full time resident of West Tisbury.

                          Meg Bodnar moved to Martha’s Vineyard in 2004 from Telluride, Colorado, where she
                          was the Development & Communications Manager for the Telluride Foundation, a
                          community foundation serving a 5-county region in Southwestern Colorado. As one of
                          two full-time staff members, Ms. Bodnar helped build the organization from start up in
                          2000 to over $4 million in assets in 2004 with grantmaking of over $1 million annually
                          to the community. Ms. Bodnar is a photographer on the Vineyard working on
                          architectural photography projects and black and white landscape work as well as
                          weddings and portraiture. Ms. Bodnar is a full-time resident of West Tisbury.




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                          Suzanne Lanzone is the Principal Broker/Owner of Hob Knob Realty, LLC in
                          Edgartown. Ms. Lanzone holds a Master's degree in Public Administration, and has
                          served as the Co-Chair of the Houses on the Move Gala Event for Affordable Housing
                          for the past five years, raising over 1 million dollars from this one night fundraiser,
                          which is held in July. She was president of Friends of Family Planning, M.V. for 5 yrs.
                          She's also been a Court Advocate for Women's Support Services, of Martha's Vineyard
                          Community Services; an Advisor for Development Committee for The FARM Institute;
                          and the Minnesingers Vice-President. Ms. Lanzone is also a member of the Vineyard
                          Golf Club and the Katama Association. She has lived year-round on Martha's Vineyard
                          with her two college-age daughters for the past 14 years.

                          Sherif Nada retired from Fidelity Investments at year-end 1997. Prior to his retirement,
                          Mr. Nada had been President of Fidelity Brokerage Group, and a member of Fidelity
                          Investments’ Operating Committee. Mr. Nada joined Fidelity Investments in 1989 as
                          President of Fidelity Capital Markets, the company’s institutional brokerage unit. Mr.
                          Nada received a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Duke University in 1965.
                          Mr. Nada serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Citizen Schools, Inc. He is
                          past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Boston Lyric Opera, and of the Board of
                          Northfield Mount Hermon School. He serves as an Honorary Trustee of the Children’s
                          Museum in Boston. Mr. Nada also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of
                          New Basics, Inc., as a Director of LTSave, Inc., and as an Advisory Committee member
                          of CircleLending, Inc. Mr. Nada is a seasonal resident of Chilmark.

                          Corbett Price earned a Masters degree in health administration from Ohio State in
                          1975. In 1990, he founded Kurron Shares of America, Inc., a New York-based
                          acquisition, management, and consulting firm that specializes in the restructuring of
                          health care companies. He began his career in health care management in 1975 at
                          HCA, where he served as a vice president from 1983 to 1989. As head of HCA's Mid-
                          Atlantic Division, he directed the operations of 20 hospitals in four states and the
                          District of Columbia. He has also counseled the governments of Mexico, Barbados,
                          Jamaica, and Bermuda on health care delivery systems and their facilities. Mr. Price
                          sits on the boards of several not-for-profit and for-profit companies. At Ohio State, he
                          provided a lead gift to support the creation of a professorship in Health Services
                          Management and Policy (HSMP) in the College of Medicine and Public Health’s
                          School of Public Health, where he also established an endowment to fund
                          scholarships, technological enhancements, and training programs. In addition, he has
                          supported the Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in the Americas, an
                          interdisciplinary research center to be established at Ohio State. Mr. Price is a seasonal
                          resident of Oak Bluffs.

                          About the Martha’s Vineyard Donors Collaborative
                          The Martha’s Vineyard Donors Collaborative expands philanthropy on Martha’s
                          Vineyard by linking donors with local non-profit organizations. MVDC has begun the
                          process of identifying new donors, and introducing them to local organizations that
                          are connected to their fields of interest. Non-profit organizations interested in being in
                          the MVDC Directory of Martha’s Vineyard Non-profits should complete the MVDC
                          Information Form at www.mvdonors.org/npos.html. Donors may find out more
                          about MVDC by calling 508.696.4647 or by visiting www.mvdonors.org.

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