Fishers Island LemonadeThe Henry L. Ferguson Museum is pleased to announce that Bronya Shillo has chosen to donate one percent of the sales from her Fishers Island Lemonade company to the Henry L. Ferguson Museum. (This popular lemonade and alcohol “concoction” is packaged in a can that features an award-winning design.) The annual donation is received through the organization “1% for the Planet.” Accompanying Fishers Island Lemonade’s first donation check was a letter from Bronya that provided the context of her decision:

“Throughout my youth I have always enjoyed participating in the Museum’s functions and admire the community coming together to donate their time and resources. From trail clearings, children’s activities, guest lectures and educational exhibits, the museum has been an integral part of educating and entertaining islanders. I’m proud to be able to align my business with the H.L. Ferguson Museum through 1% for the Planet and look forward to working together… Warm regards, Bronya G. Shillo.”

Many thanks Bronya for your generosity and your thoughtful and kind words.

FI Oyster FarmSteve and Sarah Malinowski’s Fishers Island Oyster Farm has been a 1% for the Planet contributor to the HLF Museum and other organizations for the past ten years. The concern and generosity demonstrated by the owners of both of these thriving local businesses is very much appreciated by the Museum and hopefully will be an inspiration for other businesses to join 1% for the Planet.

“1% for the Planet is an international organization whose members contribute at least one percent of their annual sales to environmental causes. Their mission is to ‘build, support and activate an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a heathy planet.’ 1% for the Planet members assist nonprofit organizations that protect land, forests, rivers, oceans and also encourage sustainable methods of energy production.” (Description from Wikipedia with quotes from