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Capital Campaign

Shining the Star

Campaign Completion

Star Island’s Shining the Star Campaign concluded in 2012. Click here to view a presentation on what this campaign achieved for Star Island.

Completed projects, renovations and upgrades

  • Memorial Courtyard
  • Business Center
  • Secondary fuel containment
  • Life-safety exterior stairs for Cottage A, Shack, and Star Loft
  • Replaced freight boat (the M/V Perseverance)
  • Commercial laundry equipment
  • Hotel complex re-roofed
  • Oceanic Hotel porch doors swing corrected
  • Oceanic Hotel 2nd floor bathroom renovated
  • Re-shingled Newton, Baker, YPRU and Sprague
  • Replaced windows in Stone Village, Oceanic Hotel and cottages
  • Upgraded fire detection system
  • Life-safety and renovations to Cottage A
  • Upgrades to M/V Perseverance
  • Founders floors, doors and deck replacement

Looking to the future

  • Dining Hall soundproofing
  • Cottage porch upgrades
  • IAB bathroom
  • Sandpiper bathroom
  • Lawrance bathroom
  • Oceanic 4th-floor bathroom
  • Oceanic 3rd-floor bathroom
  • Women’s showers
  • Men’s showers
  • Upgrades to kitchen
  • Underworld and Pel Hall upgrades
  • Restore $100,000 to Star Island reserve funds
  • $1.2 million planned for Trust

Our Mission

Our mission since 1915 is to hold and maintain Star Island and such other property as the Corporation may hold or acquire, as a center for religious, education, and kindred purposes consistent with the principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create on Star Island an environment that frees all who come to renew spiritually, explore matters of consequence, and gain knowledge about the world as it might ideally be.

Contact Star Island

Phone: (603) 430-6272
Fax: (603) 430-6270
Island Phone: (603) 601-0832
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Star Island Corporation
Morton-Benedict House
30 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

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