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Summer's Last Blast Returns to Nonquitt Sept. 8

 The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that BayCoast Bank has joined us as Presenting Sponsor for Summer's Last Blast, which returns to 8 Pokanoket Lane in Nonquitt, South Dartmouth, at 6 pm on September 8, 2017. Bristol County Savings Bank has also signed on as Lead Sponsor. Other Sponsorship Opportunities are available for this end-of-summer celebration, which features fine food and beverages in a spectacular waterfront setting, all to benefit the Community Foundation. The Summer's Last Blast sponsorship levels and individual tickets are listed in the Donation Fund drop-down menu on the Donate page.


 Gold Sponsors:

Joseph Abboud Manufacturing Corp.
Barry Investment Advisors
Carney Family Charitable Foundation
G Lopes Construction

Silver Sponsors:

John & Linda Bodenmann
Cuttyhunk Shellfish Farms
Paul & Donna Downey
Hawthorn Medical Associates
The Herald News
Nunes & Charrier, LLC
Rua-Dumont-Audet Insurance Agency
June A. Smith & Kenneth A. Shwartz
SouthCoast Media Group
John Vasconcellos & William Barr



 The Community Foundation hosted its 22nd Annual Meeting on June 13, with Guest Speaker Mass. Cultural Council Executive Director Anita Walker discussing the role arts & culture can play in cities working to re-invigorate themselves. She called New Bedford a "poster child" for cities on how to use arts & culture to make themselves better places to live and work.  Read the article in The Standard-Times