Big Dreams, Generous Donors at 37th Annual Possible Dreams Auction

Twenty-two dreams were auctioned off at this year's Possible Dreams auction, including two vacations in a private home in Galway Bay, Ireland, which raised $24,000, this year’s live auction record. The event has raised more than $400,000 thus far, said Liza May, the auction chairman.

Making Dreams Come True in Spirit of Norman Bridwell

The 37th annual Art Buchwald Possible Dreams Auction will be held on Sunday, July 26 at the Winnetu Oceanside Resort in Edgartown. This year’s auction will celebrate Norman Bridwell, the beloved creator of Clifford the Big Red Dog.

Possible Dreams Auction Honors Creator of a Big Red Dog

This year’s Art Buchwald Possible Dreams auction, which benefits Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, will be dedicated to the late author Norman Bridwell.

Shifting Trends Seen in Charitable Giving on Vineyard

As competition for donor dollars increases amid a crowded field of nonprofits on the Vineyard, new ideas have begun to emerge about fundraising. In the past decade, the total amount raised by Island nonprofits has gone up, but so has the number of groups seeking funds.

Dreamers Raise Funds for Community Services at Annual Summer Auction

Places you could only visit in your wildest dreams were made a reality Sunday night at the Art Buchwald Possible Dreams Auction, which raised $430,000 for Martha's Vineyard Community Services.

Possible Dreams Auction Raises Paddle for Community

Each year more than 6,000 people are served by Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, the largest human service provider on the Island.

“I always think that number is so important,” said Sandy Pimentel, a member of the board of directors. “And they never turn people away.”

Possible Dreams Auction Ends, Giving Until it Hurts Continues

When Sandy Pimentel from the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services board of directors called me back in January to ask if I would consider hosting the 2013 Possible Dreams auction, taking up the gavel where legendary humorist Art Buchwald left off, I was completely blown away.

Possible Dreams Auction Tops $450,000 for Community Services

The Island community raised more than $450,000 for Martha’s Vineyard Community Services at the Art Buchwald Possible Dreams Auction Sunday night, an amount expected to increase still by the end of the week. The total surpasses last year’s amount by at least $50,000.

Cambridge Comic Jimmy Tingle Brings Laugh Lines to Possible Dreams Auction

Before comedian Jimmy Tingle could start his newest gig, he had to make a visit to the roundabout.

Mr. Tingle takes up the gavel for the Art Buchwald Possible Dreams auction this weekend, and he visited the Vineyard last week to meet with event organizers and the staff of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services. The auction is the principal annual benefit for Community Services and takes place Sunday, July 28 at the Winnetu in Edgartown. The day and date are changed this year from the traditional first Monday in August.

Islanders Pitch in to Make Dreams Possible

Newly famous after a second place finish at the World Series of Poker last Halloween, Jesse Sylvia saw the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services as a way to put his talent to good use.