Fishers Island, New York


November 2021

Fall Festival Memories

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Happy November!

IPP’s Morning Program Seeks a
Co-Director Position for 2022

Island Peoples Project seeks a Co-Director for The Morning Program. The position requires collaborating with the current Director, Bonnie Benkard, sharing the responsibilities of planning and executing a six-week program of daily activities for children aged 4-11. The role includes hiring and training counselors, managing paperwork, supplies, budgeting, promoting the program, and helping register participants.  


The Morning Program will run from
July 4th - August 12th 2022.


The candidate hired for this position would be considered for the position of Director starting 2023. Applicants must be at least 21 years old. A full job description is available on our Morning Program page.

 Deadline for applications is December 7th. 

Island Picking Patch Garden 

This Fall, the IPP Garden Committee and volunteers have been hard at work at the garden site by the FI School.

We'll be posting pictures here shortly to show our progress on the Patch! 


Thanks to the FI School for collaborating with IPP, to help plant the seeds for next season and beyond.


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 People's 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 People's 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

Elisabeth Parker 

Donor Relations, ICB representative

Alex Pollack


Kathrin Leuchtenburg



Meg Atkin 

July 4th Parade

Margaret Benkard

Design & Communications 

Lizzie Boswell



Philip Colbran

Legal Counsel, Governance

Mere Doyen

Dock Beach


Jessica Doyle

Donor Relations

Meg DuPont

Community Garden

Annie Douthit

Dock beach


Liese Fritze Brown

Dock beach

Jeanine Getz


Polly Heeney

Senior outings

Phoebe Davison Hunt

Craft Fair

Courtney MacDonald

CPR training coordinator


Adrienn Smith

Easter Egg Hunt, July 4th Parade


Bailey Sperry

Morning Program registration

Contact Us

Island People's Project
Box 523
Fishers Island, NY 06390


Morning Program Director:







Questions about donations:


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