Fishers Island, New York

We hope you were able to attend

& enjoy the craft fair today, August 14th-

also...farewell to Morning Program 2021!

Many thanks to Director Bonnie Benkard and all our

amazing counselors and helpers.

IPP August events

The August fair today was big and busy-

lots of creativity with some snowcones and

lemonade to beat the heat.

See you on July 9th and August 13th, 2022 


Our Annual meeting 

is scheduled for this 

Sunday, August 15th at 4pm.


The public is invited for the first part
of the meeting. If you have any 

feedback or questions for IPP,

we'd love to see your (vaccinated) self at the community center!

Past Morning Program Directors Marilyn Mullen Pierce,
Meg Atkin, 
and current director Bonnie Benkard got to
catch up briefly 
at the craft fair inJuly!

Oh, the tales they could tell...


IPP was selected for the 2021-2022 phone book!

Many thanks to the Utility Company. 

Photo credits for the back cover montage are on our news page.


About IPP

With Community, For Community

Island Peoples Project creates opportunities and fosters connections for everyone on Fishers Island by providing cultural events, educational programs, and natural spaces throughout the year.

The Island Peoples Project was founded in 1967 as an educational day camp that met on the baseball field. Its principal mission was to unite year-round residents with the summer community. 

Today, 54 years later, thanks to your ongoing support IPP continues to run The Morning Program, the island’s only summer day program for all our children. Furthermore, thanks to your generosity, over the years we have been able to broaden our work.


With your help, today IPP is responsible for the care and oversight of Dock Beach and the baseball field, family-friendly holiday events such as the Fishers Island’s Fife & Drum July 4th Parade, the Halloween parade, and Easter celebration as well as the July and August Craft Fair, F.I. seniors’ dinner & cultural outings, and the House & Garden Tour.

Board Members

Jessica Doyle 

President & Annual Appeal


Meg Atkin 

Seasonal Events, Dock Beach

Margaret Benkard

Secretary, Annual Appeal, Design & Communications 


Philip Colbran

Legal Counsel

Chris Dollar

Arts & Crafts Fair

Meg DuPont

Community Garden Initiative

Polly Heeney

Treasurer, Senior outings

Courtney MacDonald

CPR training coordinator

Arabella Meyer

Wendy O’Neil

Dock beach

Elisabeth Parker


Alex Pollack


Bailey Sperry

Morning Program registration

Give to IPP

Please help support our programs and upkeep of our island's public gathering places, the ball field, and dock beach.  Any amount you can give is greatly appreciated.


Island Peoples Project
Box 523
Fishers Island, NY 06390


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