, Salem, MA

May 21, 2014

Letter: Community made gala a success

The Salem News

---- — To the editor:

On behalf of the trustees and staff of the Wenham Museum, I would like to express our sincere gratitude and thanks for the community’s support of Wenham Museum’s annual gala. We are grateful for the generosity of our annual gala guests, volunteers and local businesses for making this event a success. The Wenham Museum cannot continue — or grow — its outreach to the community through exhibits, programs and educational experiences without your support.

Over the last year, your philanthropy has achieved so much. Your participation and gifts have allowed the museum to offer specialty programming for families with children on the autism spectrum and for adults with memory loss and dementia. Your generosity has also prompted tremendous steps forward in the preservation and management of the museum’s collection. Lastly, system upgrades in financial accounting, constituent management and technology allow the museum to serve the community more efficiently and effectively.

At this year’s awards dinner, Barbara Locke, president of Wenham Village Improvement Society, and award-winning children’s author and illustrator Ed Emberley were recognized for living the mission of the Wenham Museum in the local community.

We extend our gratitude to this year’s lead sponsors: Beverly Bank, Boston Private Bank & Trust Company, Custodial Partners, East Boston Savings Bank, Northshore Magazine, North Shore Music Theatre, People’s United, and Tonneson & Company CPAs.

Wenham Museum’s gala would not be possible without the support of the town of Wenham and Wenham Museum’s 2014 Gala Committee, including Kennon Anderson, Jillian Belliveau, Cathy Ebling, Cheryl Emmons, Kelly O’Connor, Katharine Pickering, Jennifer Perkin, Holly Shepherd, Elizabeth Skates and Willa Worsfold.

We will continue to build on the year’s successes with the support of our friends and community with a renewed commitment to Wenham Museum over the months ahead. There’s so much more we can accomplish if we do it together, and the need within our community for museum experiences and access is great.

Thank you again for your commitment to this beloved North Shore institution. I look forward to stewarding the museum’s mission with each of you during the months and years ahead.

Kristin Noon

Executive director

Wenham Museum