Town Affairs Council

The Chilmark Town Affairs Council, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation which has been qualified as a charitable organization under the Internal Revenue Code. The Town Affairs Council is run by its executive officers and members. The members of the Town Affairs Council are selected based upon their commitment to the recreational, social and cultural needs of the Chilmark Community Center and the Town of Chilmark.

The primary functions of the Town Affairs Council are to solicit contributions for the benefit of the facilities and programs of the Community Center, to oversee and advise on broad fiscal issues concerning the operations of the Community Center, and to provide a liaison between the year-round and summer residents of Chilmark in matters relating to the Community Center and the social, recreational and facilities needs of the Town of Chilmark.

During its existence, the Town Affairs Council has been responsible for the building of the Community Center, including the art shack, tennis courts and other recreational facilities, the acquisition of equipment required for the summer activities of the Community Center, including sail boats and sports equipment, funding the launch of new unique programming such as the Martha's Vineyard Book Festival, and coordination with the Town of Chilmark of improvements to the Community Center building for the mutual benefit of year-round and summer residents. Each year the Town Affairs Council and the Town of Chilmark contribute to a joint maintenance fund for the facilities of the Community Center.

The Chilmark Town Affairs Council, Inc. is a 501(c)(3). Under existing IRS regulations, all contributions to the Chilmark Town Affairs Council, Inc. are fully tax deductible.

Each year the Town Affairs Council conducts an annual appeal to provide funds for capital improvements to the Community Center. Periodically, more extensive appeals are made for major development projects.

During summer months contributions may be sent to:

The Chilmark Town Affairs Council, Inc.
PO Box 29
Chilmark, MA 02535

During off season months contributions may be sent to:

Jeff Herman
C/O Anne Pendleton
DecisionQuest
800 South Street, Suite 190
Waltham, MA 02453

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