Help Build On What Matters

Dear Friends,

As we approach our second anniversary in our new home on November 1, 2023, we are excited to share with you our plans for Build On What Matters – Capital Campaign Phase ll.

In September 2022, CAST fulfilled its Build What MattersCapital Campaign Phase I to purchase the former Southold Methodist Church/Southold Opera House at 53930 Main Road in Southold, relocate, make essential upgrades in advance of opening to the public on November 1, 2021, and retire our mortgage.

Thanks to the generosity of our campaign donors, $3.1M was raised in under three years. Now, it’s time to launch the second phase to ensure we are maximizing and maintaining our new home.


Since relocating, we have expanded our programming along with our square footage which is more than ten times that of our last Greenport location. With these programs come new facility requirements and upgrades to ensure the safest and highest quality of service to our clients and the community. Our Build On What Matters – Capital Campaign Phase ll will allow us to do so.


Elinor M. May Imagination Playground (completed)

Computer Lab in Lang Empowerment Hall (completed)

Industrial Generator to ensure continuous freezer and refrigerator usage to preserve food during power outages. (completed)

Upgrade Treiber Gathering Hall to create a more professional auditorium with sound, lights and stage improvements to enhance and diversify our Arts & Culture Program. (New York State Council on the Arts grant will pay for 50% of the project!)

Ramp to Imagination Playground and Food Pantry Storage to ensure safe and easy access.

Walk-in Refrigeration Unit to preserve fresh local produce and dairy products.

Paint the Steeple and Trim of historic CAST main building – the Lisa A. Grattan Opportunity Center in Memory of Joyce O. Grattan.

New Roof for Community House which is used for staff offices, green room and temporary residence for visiting artists, and year-round residence for 3 AmeriCorps VISTAs that work full-time at CAST. (completed)

Build On What MattersCapital Campaign Phase II goal is $450,000 and we’re halfway there! Please help us raise the remaining $225,000 to complete these important needed improvements!


CAST Campus $350,000

Community House* $100,000

Main Stage $30,000

Great Lawn $30,000

Garden Patio $25,000

Computer Lab $15,000

Park Benches (4) $5,000 each

* Former parsonage now used for staff offices, visiting artists’ green room and temporary residence, and residence for AmeriCorps VISTAS.

To Donate:
Make check payable to “CAST” at 53930 Main Rd., Southold, NY 11971 and note
Campaign Phase ll on memo line OR online at

For more information:
Cathy Demeroto, Executive Director
Office: 631-477-1717 ext. 101; Cell: 410-693-6692;