The Nantucket Boys & Girls Club was founded in 1945 with less than 230 members. Today, there are over 700 members with 300 attending daily. In order for the Club to continue supporting the community, a significant expansion and renovation was required.

Sweet Briar College has managed so far to stave off financial insolvency and its planned 2015 closing — though it took four different lawsuits, a mediation agreement and the replacement of its board and president to reopen the campus for the 2015-16 school year. Daunting challenges remain, and early estimates of enrollment for 2015-16 (down to less than 300 from 530 last year) make the need for short- and long-term planning acute.