Past Helen Ellis Charitable Trust Grant Recipients

Administered by Bank of America, the Trust provides funding to the Westport Cultural Council for projects that benefit Westport residents.

The Westport Cultural Council has given over $340,000 of grant money to individuals and organizations in the Westport community to support the arts and humanities since 1992.

2014-2015

RECIPIENT

PROGRAM / PROJECT

GRANTED
Allen's Pond/Southcoast SanctuaryWildlife lecture at Stone Barn Farm$650.00
Westport Elementary School4th grade Museum Trip to RISD$905.00
Westport Macomber PTOAuthor Workshop/Elem & Macomber$2,000.00
Dartmouth Grange #162Stage Improvements$1,880.00
Westport Free Public LibraryPuppeteer / Time Machine$310.00
Westport Elementary SchoolMarionette Performance$900.00
Westport River Watershed AllianceRiver Day 2014$2,000.00
Westport Historical SocietyInterpretive Panels$2,500.00
Greater Tiverton Community ChorusChristmas concert$1,528.00
Betty Slade / Westport Historical Comm.Mapping and Data Entry$1,000.00
Westport Land Conservation TrustConcert Cheryl Wheeler Town Farm$2,000.00
Concerts on the PointMuir String Quartet$1,500.00
Westport Fisherman's AssociationMuseum Panels$1,000.00
Allegro Chamber Players / Westport LibraryFamily Concert$350.00
Westport Art GroupExhibit of Student Work$300.00
Dartmouth Community TV/CablePublic Film for 350th$500.00
SouthCoast ArtistsOpen Studios$2,000.00
WCC Film FestivalSummer Festival 3 films$1,400.00

 

2012-2013

RECIPIENTPROGRAM / PROJECTGRANTED
Greater Tiverton Community ChorusChristmas Concerts

$2000.00

Westport Free Public Library

Trick or Treat Magic Show

$300.00
Westport Land Conservation TrustFamily Concert at Town Farm$2000.00
Allen's Pond SanctuaryArcheology$250.00
Nancy Burkholder

Diorama Display

$500.00
Friends of the Westport LibraryNewsletter$864.00
Westport River Watershed AllianceRiver Day$3000.00
On Stage Theatrical“Holiday Spectacular”$3000.00
Jane Dufault“No Strings Marionette Theatre”$2875.00
South Coast ArtistsOpen Studio Tour$2000.00
Carol Duby / WES MACRISD Trip 4th graders$675.00
Trips for KidsVisit to Allen’s Pond$425.00
Concerts at the PointClassical Music Performance$1500.00
Westport Historical SocietyEliz. Cadman Research Project$3000.00
Westport Music BoostersMusic for the 4th of July Parade$500.00
Westport Cultural CouncilWestport Summer Film Festival$2100.00

 


2012-2013

RECIPIENT

PROGRAM / PROJECT

GRANTED

Westport Cultural Council

Summer Film Festival

$5550.00

Betty Slade

Perpetual Calendar for Westport's 225th Anniversary

$1800.00

Westport Art Group

Student Scholarships-Camp for Young Artists

$750.00

Westport River Watershed Alliance

River Day Celebrating the Westport River

$3000.00

Westport Land Conservation Trust

Family Concert at Town Farm

$2000.00

Westport Historical Society

2nd Saturdays at Handy House Public Programs

$3000.00

Westport Historical Society

Exhibition: Old Westport School Days

$1500.00

Veronica Vidal Praeger

Duncan Design

Website Maintenance

$2250.00

Westport Free Public Library

Puppeteer Deborah Costine's "A Woodland Cinderella"

$325.00

Greater Tiverton Community Chorus

A Celtic Christmas Concert

$1685.00

Macomber Primary School

No Strings Marionette Performance

$1225.00

South Coast Artists, Inc.

Open Studio Tours 2012

$2000.00

Concerts at the Point

Chamber Music Concert

$2500.00

 

2011-2012
RECIPIENTPROGRAM / PROJECTCONTACTGRANTED
Westport Historical SocietyPresences of the Past: Photographs by David AllenJenny O'Neill
508-636-6011
$2500.00
Westport Free Public LibraryNative American Nature Tales with Diane EdgecombSusan Branco
508-636-1100
508-673-0535
$375.00
Handy House Cookbook CommitteeThe Handy House CookbookBetty Slade
508-636-6594
$2500.00
Westport Education FoundationWestport Cross-Curriculum Drama, Music, & Cultural ProgramKaren Powell
774-627-2121
508-801-5284
$6885.00
Westport River WatershedLow Impact Landscaping for HomeownersGay Gillespie
508-636-3016
508-636-3054
$720.00
Westport Land Conservation TrustFamily Concert at Town FarmKaren Powell
508-636-9228
617-538-0926
$2000.00
Macomber Primary SchoolMusical: "101 Dalmations" and "Holiday Spectacular"Jane Dufalut
508-678-8671
508-636-5955
$450.00
Veronica Vidal Praeger
Duncan Design
Westport Cultural Council Website MaintenanceVeronica Vidal Praeger$2250.00
Westport Fisherman's AssociationInformation brochure on the WFA & the Horseneck Point Lifesaving Station & Visitor CenterJennifer Gelinas
508-636-1264
$850.00
Greater Tiverton Community ChorusFaure's "Requiem"Carroll Brownlee
508-636-1469
$1000.00
Justin CabralConstruction of granite bench in memoriam to Helen EllisJustin Cabral
508-287-9328
$1950.00
Westport Art GroupScholarships to "Art and Agriculture" CampNancy Burkholder
508-636-2114
508-636-3039
$500.00
Westport Point United Methodist ChurchConcerts at the Point: Performance by the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson TrioElizabeth Wells
781-400-5536
$3000.00

2009-2010
RECIPIENTPROGRAM / PROJECTCONTACTGRANTED
Westport Land Conservation TrustSoulful Landscape Writing Workshop and Family ConcertPeggy Stevens
508-636-3643
$2000.00
Advanced Technology & Manufacturing CenterThe Art of Science at Sawdy PondChen-Lu Yang
508-910-9857
$1000.00
Macomber Primary SchoolMusical Performance "Annie"; Musical/Dance Performance "Holiday Spectacular"Jane Dufault
508-678-8671
$1950.00
Macomber Primary SchoolFourth Grade Trip to RISD MuseumCarol Duby
508-636-1075
$600.00
Westport Art GroupWild About Art: A Camp for Young ArtistsNancy Burkholder
508-636-3039
$500.00
Betty SladeInsights into Elements of an Old House in Westport, Part IIBetty Slade
508-636-6594
$1000.00
Westport Historical SocietyExploring Paul Cuffee: One Day SymposiumJenny O'Neill
508-636-6011
$2500.00
Westport Historical CommissionHead of Westport Book Redesign and PrintingGeraldine Millham$2030.00
Westport Free Public LibraryLive Reptile ShowLinda Cunha
508-636-1100
$250.00
Westport Council on AgingInformational/Promotional VideoMary-Ellen Gomes
508-636-1026
$1750.00
Concerts at the PointPerformance by STRATAElizabeth Wells
781-400-5536
$2000.00

 

2008-2009
RECIPIENTPROGRAM / PROJECTCONTACTGRANTED
Westport Art GroupWAG Informational BrochureNancy Burkholder
508-636-3039
$502.80
Westport Art GroupMeet the Masters: Camp for Young ArtistsNancy Burkholder
508-636-3039
$500.00
Westport Free Public Library"Halloween Silly Willies"Linda Cunha
508-636-1100
$500.00
Westport Council on AgingMusic Therapy at Westport Senior CenterTed E. Lang
508-636-1026
$880.00
Concerts at the PointAmerican String Quartet PerformanceElizabeth Wells
781-400-5536
$1000.00
Concerts at the PointClassical Music in the SchoolsElizabeth Wells
781-400-5536
$1200.00
Macomber Primary SchoolTheatrical Performance "Annabelle Broom"Jane Dufault
508-678-8671
$2150.00
Westport Elementary SchoolFourth Grade Trip to RISD MuseumCarol Duby
508-636-1075
$300.00
Westport Middle SchoolStudent Arts AssemblyJames Gibney
508-636-1090 x4100
$1000.00
Lloyd Center for the EnvironmentScientific Inquiry: Diamondback Terrapins in WMSPatricia Sheppard
508-990-0505 x11
$2000.00
Westport Fisherman's AssociationInformational Brochure on Humane Society Lifesaving Station #69Jim Perry
401-996-4692
$1250.00
Betty SladeInsights into Elements of an Old House in WestportBetty Slade
508-636-6594
$1000.00
Westport Historical SocietyWinds of Change: Westporters and the HurricanesJenny O'Neill
508-636-6011
$1000.00
Westport River Watershed Alliance, Inc.2009 Westport Watershed Calendar w/Tides for Westport HarborGay Gillespie
508-636-3016
$1000.00
Westport Grange #181Art Exhibit Area on Stage of Westport Grange, Phase #1Beth Easterly
508-636-4427
$2100.00
Westport Cultural CouncilUpdating and Maintaining WCC WebsiteElaine Ostroff
508-636-6537
$2000.00

 


2007-2008
RECIPIENTPROGRAM / PROJECTCONTACTGRANTED
Concerts at the PointPerformances in Westport Community SchoolsRosamond Wadsworth
508-636-5834
$1500.00
Concerts at the PointAdaskin String Trio with Sally Pinkas, pianoRosamond Wadsworth
508-636-5834
$1000.00
Macomber Primary SchoolTwo Theatrical Performances for Grade KJane Dufault
508-678-8671
$1350.00
Melissa PachecoScattering Garden at Beech Grove CemeteryMelissa Pacheco
508-636-3841
$2388.00
Abigail SmithConcert Series for Seniors in WestportAbigail Smith
509-679-5102
$550.00
Lloyd Center on the EnvironmentFeathery Focus Curriculum for Third Grade, WestportPatricia Sheppard
508-990-0506 x11
$2000.00
Meriz Landscaping, IncLandscaping at three BenchMark locationsBeth Mercer
508-636-8447
$1865.00
Westport Arts CouncilWebsite MaintenanceElaine Ostroff
508-636-6537
$990.00
Westport Arts Council Helen Ellis BenchMarkPartners Village StoreElaine Ostroff
508-636-6537
$2700.00
Westport Art GroupWeave a Web of Wonder: Scholarships for Summer WorkshopNancy Burkholder
508-636-3039
$600.00
Westport Art GroupExhibit PanelsNancy Burkholder
508-636-3039
$500.00
Westport Council on AgingMusic for All AgesSusan Oliviera
508-636-1026
$600.00
Westport Council on AgingPoetry Workshop Town-Wide Series & PublicationRosemary Lenrow
508-636-4494
$1400.00
Westport Free Public LibraryHalloween Safety with the Dancing CopLinda Cunha
508-636-1100
$345.00
Farmer's MarketPromotional MaterialsBeth Easterly
508-636-4427
$1200.00
Westport Historical Commission Cemetery Identification GroupDatabase SoftwareBetty Slade
508-636-6594
$500.00
Westport Historical SocietyWestport History Web ExhibitJenny O'Neill
508-636-6011
$1000.00
Westport Middle SchoolSchool-Wide Assemblies: Story TellerJames Gibney
508-636-1090 x4100
$750.00

 


2006-2007
RECIPIENTPROGRAM / PROJECTCONTACTGRANTED
Richard W. ClarkKeeping History AliveRichard W. Clark$300.00
Jacqueline Pinheiro Pine Tree Glass WorksStained Glass Windows Class at Westport COAJacqueline Pinheiro
508-998-3164
$400.00
Jacqueline Pinheiro Pine Tree Glass Works"Treasured Memories" tiles at Westport COAJacqueline Pinheiro
508-998-3164
$150.00
Westport Historical SocietyHistorical & contemporary photographs, "Postcard to the Future"Jenny O'Neill
508-636-6011
$1000.00
Robert St. AmourMusic & Entertainment for SeniorsRobert St. Amour
508-672-6373
$210.00
Westport Arts CouncilCelebrate Designing the Village: Tent Musician Bill Harley, Cajun Band MagnoliaCarol Vidal
508-676-8994
$3000.00
Westport Free Public LibraryConcert: Roger Tincknell & David BatesLinda Cunha
508-636-1100
$500.00
Southcoast Historical AssociatesWhat Life was Like in 18th Century New EnglandDavid Jennings
508-821-5976
$350.00
Westport Middle SchoolTwo Assemblies for 2006-07: Musical Presentation & StorytellerJames M. Gibney
508-636-1090 x4100
$750.00
Westport River Watershed Alliance, Inc.2007 CalendarGay Gillespie
508-636-3016
$2000.00
Chip & Gay GillespieCelebrate 1906 Labor Day Picnic BookletChip & Gay Gillespie
508-999-6220
$300.00
Art Street, Inc. ("Sidewalk Sam")Chalk One UP for Westport Community ArtworkTina D. Guillemin
617-244-1860
$1500.00
Greater Tiverton Community ChorusChoral Concert at Town Hall AnnexHerbert Wells
617-696-9386
$300.00
Early Learning CenterHoliday Spectacular On Stage Theatrical Productions at BCC for Grade KJane Dufault
508-678-8671
$750.00
Concerts at the PointClassical Music Enrichment for Middle SchoolersRosamond Wadsworth
508-636-5834
$1000.00
Concerts at the PointCentral Village Concert by Musicians of Old Post RoadRosamond Wadsworth
508-636-5834
$1800.00
Maria Gloria Mulcahy, Ph.DPortuguese History & Culture Project at Central Village ApartmentsMaria Gloria Mulcahy, Ph.D
508-678-2811 x3087
$2000.00
Westport Recreation CommitteeWestport Recreation Fund-Raiser Family CabaretGeorge R. Cataldo
508-636-5702
$350.00
Westport Fire DepartmentGather, Organize, Preserve & Protect WFD Historical DocumentsLt. Allen N. Manley, Jr.
508-672-0721
$900.00
Westport Elementary SchoolFourth Grade Trip to RISD MuseumCarol Duby
508-636-1075
$500.00
Westport Arts CouncilHelen E. Ellis Exhibit Space at Lee's MarketElaine Ostroff
508-636-6537
$2000.00
Westport High SchoolTrip to MFA, Boston for High School StudentsTheresa Hadley
508-6363-5224
$450.00
Westport High SchoolAdv. art/photo/writing students conduct portrait & history from COA seniorsTheresa Hadley
508-6363-5224
$500.00

 

2005-2006
RECIPIENTPROGRAM / PROJECTCONTACTGRANTED
Westport Historical SocietyOriginal paintings of Harvest Festival Posters by Betsy MacDonaldWilliam F. Wyatt
508-636-6011
$1000.00
Community Centers of WestportWestport Family DayMyron K. Graves
508-644-2656
Dennis Nadeau
978-973-7578 or 508-636-4443
$800.00
Community Centers of WestportThe Toe Jam Puppet BandMyron K. Graves
508-644-2656
Dennis Nadeau
978-973-7578 or 508-636-4443
$875.00
The Second Half Lifelong Learning at 50+Advertising to Target Westport ResidentsSalma Jabbour
508-677-4694
$500.00
Westport Free Public LibraryLecture & live demonstration for children/familiesLinda Cunha
508-636-1100
$460.00
Westport Elementary SchoolTransportation to RISD Museum & Nature LabCarol Duby
508-636-1075
$600.00
Concerts at the PointFall Concert: Triton Horn Trio; Copley Chambers Player's String Quartet for Middle SchoolRosamond Wadsworth
508-636-5834
$3000.00
Jacqueline A. Pinheiro Pine Tree GlassworksCOA craft program for Senior Social Day CareJacqueline Pinheiro
508-998-3164
$450.00
Westport River Watershed Alliance, Inc.2006 Photo Calendar of Westport River WatershedGay Gillespie
508-636-3016
$2000.00
Early Learning Childhood Center Macomber SchoolGrade K to attend modern ballet performance at BCCJane Dufault
508-678-8671
$975.00
Westport Arts CouncilPedestrian Access and Public Art for Central VillageElaine Ostroff
508-636-6537
$5000.00
Westport Historical CommissionResearch on the Westport Town Poor FarmGeraldine Millham
508-636-5437
$2000.00
Westport Historical CommissionReorganization of files of historic Westport Town SurveysGeraldine Millham
508-636-5437
$275.00
Westport Middle SchoolTwo assemblies: area artist and storytellerJames M. Gibney
508-636-1090 x4100
$1000.00
Gardening For GoodInstall pergola structure & plantings for outdoor garden room at COAMary Beth Miller
508-801-8473
$4000.00 HERE

 

2004-2005
RECIPIENTPROGRAM / PROJECTCONTACTGRANTED
Westport Middle SchoolTwo assemblies: Musical/theatrical/storytellingJames M. Gibney
508-636-1090 x4100
$1500.00
Westport River GardenersRestore Trueblood Memorial Gardens at LibraryBarry Throop
508-636-6138
$500.00
Westport Free Public LibrarySparky's Puppets: show for ages 3-10, Westport Library.Susan Branco
508-636-1100
$245.00
Robert St. AmourSenior Entertainment for Westport residentsRobert St. Amour
508-672-6373
$110.00
Early Learning Childhood Center Macomber SchoolDecember Holiday Program at BCC for 1st gradersJane Dufault
508-678-8671
$1025.00
Lloyd Center for Environmental StudiesFeathery Focus, introducing elementary school students to birdsPatricia Sheppard
508-990-0505 x11
$2000.00
Westport River Watershed Alliance, Inc.Publication on the Westport River water quality for the last 14 yearsGay Gillespie
508-636-3016
$1500.00
Westport Elementary SchoolRhode Island School of Design Nature Lab trip for 4th gradersCarol Duby
508-636-1075
$1398.00
Concerts at the PointWalden Chamber Players concert and Middle School programRosamond Wadsworth
508-636-5834
$3500.00
Westport Arts CouncilWebsite for Westport Arts CouncilElaine Ostroff$2500.00
Westport Free Public LibraryCatalogue and display
Westport Matters CD collection
Susan Branco
508-636-1100
$1000.00