Friends of the Institute

Thank you to all of our supporters who have donated their time, money, scientific specimens, and energies to our mission!



2020

2019

  • Prof. Daniel B. Blake
  • Debra Pruzan-Clain, MD and Michael R. Clain, MD
  • Nicholas Day
  • Elaine de Paolo
  • Chris Decker and Tisbury Printer
  • Sam Feldman
  • Prof. Virginia Held
  • Anne and Prof. Robert Ganz
  • Holly Ganz and Carlton Osborne
  • Frederick H.C. Hotchkiss
  • Karen Huff
  • Michael Maitland
  • Judith H. and Frederick I. Mopsik -- In Memory of Anita Hotchkiss
  • Grace H. Scarano
  • Robert Schacht
  • Charles Shabica
  • Tom Shockey
  • Geoff White

2018

  • Libby and Eric Brodheim -- In Memory Of Anita Hotchkiss
  • Debra Pruzan-Clain, MD and Michael R. Clain, MD
  • James F. Clark
  • Geoffrey and Valerie Clain -- In Memory Of Anita Hotchkiss
  • Jim and Carol Clark
  • Debra and Art DeLorenzo
  • Mark Hahn and Rachel Graber and Sam Hahn
  • Prof. Virginia Held
  • Bette and Bill Hoskins
  • Frederick H. C. Hotchkiss
  • Barry and Charlotte Katzen -- In Memory Of Our Beloved Cousin Anita Hotchkiss
  • Judith H. and Frederick I. Mopsik -- In Memory of Anita Hotchkiss
  • Grace H. Scarano
  • Charles Shabica

2017

2016

2015

2014

  • John Bartley and Reanda Doornink of quillsandquarries
  • Ian Boardman and Deborah Freed
  • Lois and Sidney Berke in memory of Sally Hirschberg
  • Lois and Sidney Berke in memory of Henry Washington Hotchkiss
  • Lois and Sidney Berke
  • Libby and Eric Brodheim in memory of Henry Washington Hotchkiss
  • Debra Pruzan-Clain, MD and Michael R. Clain, MD
  • Jim and Carol Clark
  • Sally and George L Cohn, MD, in honor of Jack and Molly Crawford
  • Sally and George L Cohn, MD, in memory of Henry Washington Hotchkiss
  • Debra and Art DeLorenzo
  • Jib Ellis
  • Sam Feldman
  • Anne and Robert Ganz
  • Bonnie and Robert H. George
  • Bonnie and Robert H. George in memory of Henry Washington Hotchkiss
  • Prof. Virginia Held
  • Frederick & Anita Hotchkiss
  • The David B. Jones Foundation
  • Joan and Henry Kriegstein
  • Martha's Vineyard Cultural Council in collaboration with The Massachusetts Cultural Council
  • Microsoft Citiznship and Public Affairs [Lori Forte Harnick, General Manager]
  • Judith H. and Frederick I. Mopsik
  • Our Island Club
  • Robert Peck
  • Staples Foundation
  • The Trustees of Reservations, Martha's Vineyard Headquarters [Chris Kennedy]
  • Yinan Wang and Devonian Depot LLC
  • Larry Zane White
  • Chun Xing

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

  • Bruce M. Bell
  • Debra & Michael Clain
  • James & Carol Clark
  • Dan L. Cooper
  • John & Bethel Dearborn
  • Daisy & Julian Denenberg
  • Neville D. Frankel, Financial Strategy Associates, Needham, MA
  • Anne and Robert Ganz
  • K. Sue Gleason
  • Diane Granville and Ira Perelle
  • Frederick & Anita Hotchkiss
  • Henry W. Hotchkiss
  • Anthony Jones, California Rock & Mineral
  • Joseph Koniecki and Steffanie Sunday
  • Martha's Vineyard Cultural Council in collaboration with The Massachusetts Cultural Council
  • Markus J. Martin, blackriverpaleoinstitute
  • Doug McAvoy
  • Richard J. Mooi
  • David Rudkin
  • Grace and Michael Scarano
  • Gin & Mathew Sgan
  • Amy Sklar, Galadriel's Mirror, Inc.
  • Wolfgang Stadler
  • Bruce L. Stinchcomb
  • Steven Wagner

2006

  • George L. Babich & T. Michaele McGinnis
  • Michael & Debra Clain
  • James & Carol Clark
  • John & Bethel Dearborn
  • Daisy & Julian Denenberg
  • Robert & Anne Ganz
  • K. Sue Gleason
  • Krista and Peter Hohenstein, Bundenbachfossilien, Lautertal, Germany
  • Frederick & Anita Hotchkiss
  • Henry W. Hotchkiss
  • Martha's Vineyard Cultural Council in collaboration with The Massachusetts Cultural Council
  • Faith Margolin
  • Doug McAvoy
  • Diane Nicholls
  • Mathew & Gin Sgan

2005

  • Brian Bade
  • Robert Balin & Elizabeth Clain
  • Bruce M. Bell
  • Sidney & Lois Berke
  • Michael & Debra Clain
  • James & Carol Clark
  • John & Bethel Dearborn
  • Daisy & Julian Denenberg
  • Lee & Richard Ehrman
  • Robert & Anne Ganz
  • K. Sue Gleason
  • Theo Hensken, Henskens Fossils, Oss, The Netherlands
  • Frederick & Anita Hotchkiss
  • Walter & Dori Le Croy
  • René Lewis
  • Faith Margolin
  • Doug McAvoy
  • John A. Merhige
  • Diane Nicholls
  • Dan & Anne Pruzan

2004

  • Michael & Debra Clain
  • James & Carol Clark
  • Robert & Anne Ganz
  • Frederick & Anita Hotchkiss

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MPRI was not able to hold any events in 2020 but below is a summary of our past events.

2019 EVENTS:


In October, our annual National Fossil Day took place at the Oak Bluffs Public Library. See pictures from this event on the Oak Bluffs Library's Facebook page here.

In May, we took fossil programs for seniors to Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and in June to The Anchors Senior Center in Edgartown in collaboration with the Martha's Vineyard Center for Living and in collaboration with the MV Museum.

In April, Susie Bowman
and Fred Hotchkiss presented
Horseshoe Crabs: A Story of Beach Trysts and Blue Bloods,
a free lecture and slide show about lives and history of horseshoe crabs and opportunities to be involved in the Horseshoe Crab Citizen Science Survey Project -- at the West Tisbury, Edgartown and Oak Bluffs libraries

In March, we visited two 8th grade science classes of Mrs. Connie Alexander in Tisbury, bringing a range of fossils for study and discussion.


In March, we brought touchable fossils to preschoolers at the Island Children's School in West Tisbury.


In February, we visited the 7th grade science classes of Ms. Lea Dorr in Oak Bluffs as they studied geology and the history of beach pebbles found on the Vineyard.


Fossil
Heritage
Collection


Specimens purchased
with the help of our generous donors.

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