In 1895, 21 ladies set a goal to keep East Hampton beautiful and formed the Ladies’ Village Improvement Society. Today’s success has been due, in no small measure, to the organization’s original vision and by LVIS members who have held fast to it now, for 117 years.
As president of East Hampton’s oldest organization, I am extremely proud of all that has been accomplished by an unbroken chain of so many remarkable, talented women. Today, under the watchful eye of our 24 committees and their members, the LVIS mission is paramount. LVIS is driven solely by our constant efforts to beautify, conserve, educate, preserve; in general, to always improve this community.
Examples include the Village Greens, our spectacular trees, especially the Elms that we care for and maintain, historic landmarks preservation, and numerous scholarships to gifted local high school seniors every year.
LVIS programs are funded in many ways: the thrift shops,”Bargain Box” and “Bargain Books,” our annual LVIS Summer Fair in July, and contributions made in response to our LVIS appeals. All donations that are given to LVIS remain in the Village and are always used wisely.
As you enter our Village, you immediately enjoy the tranquility of Town Pond and our Village Greens, and then you are greeted by our magnificent tree lined streets and our charming, always interesting historic homes and landmarks.
With your generosity LVIS is able to sustain our work and to live up to our important mission. As a result of your support, East Hampton will remain one of the loveliest, most vibrant villages in America!
Janet Dayton, President