Sponsors & Donors

The Board of Directors of Fort Adams Trust is grateful to all of its Donors and Sponsors.

We are gearing up for a busy 2019 season. In addition to an ambitious restoration project schedule, the Trust is hosting more than 25 events for its members and the general public.  Events like Music at the Fort and Boots on the Ground are free to the public with others such as: The Food Truck Festival, Chowder Cook-off and more requiring ticketed entry. Events, tours, membership and the generosity of many enable Fort Adams Trust to restore and preserve historic Fort Adams so many more will visit and learn about the rich history of Fort Adams.

There are many ways to support Fort Adams Trust. If you would like to speak with someone directly, contact Michele Berard, MBA, CFRE, Director of Development at (401) 263-4902 or email



Michael, Debra & Meghan Stehly

Donna & Blake Banky


Coastal Extreme Brewing Company is Rhode Island’s Microbrewery, brewing Newport Storm beers since 1999. In the spring of 2010 they built a new facility in the north end of Newport on JT Connell Road. Their Visitors Center is open for tours and tastings weekdays from 12pm-5pm (closed Tuesday) and weekends 12pm-6pm. Newport Storm beer continues to be distributed throughout RI, MA, CT, and MI with their beer lines including three year round beers: Hurricane Amber Ale, Rhode Island Blueberry, and India Pale Ale, their Storm of the Season beers, and limited release beers like the Cyclone Series and Annual Limited Release Series of bottle-conditioned beers. Their beers are offered in a variety of packages ranging from kegs to bottles to cans.

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Newport Vineyards was originally planted in 1977 on a hill overlooking Rhode Island Sound with the goal of producing fine wines and as a way of preserving beautiful agricultural land from rapid development. Aquidneck Island is blessed with one of the most desirable farming areas in the country, if not the world. This extraordinary micro-climate is created by a combination of the warm waters of the Gulf Stream to the south and the moderating effects of Narragansett Bay. These conditions provide a long, cool growing season ideal for developing complex flavors in wine. www.newportvineyards.com

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