On Tuesday September 9, Cape Cod Foundation Board and staff had the pleasure of being joined at the Sea View in Dennisport by more than 130 supporters and friends to celebrate The Cape Cod Foundation’s 25th anniversary. Highlights of the event included a special presentation by John Conathan, former Foundation Board Chairman and Director, to James Rice and William Snow, two of the original six founders of The Cape Cod Foundation and a keynote speech by Hank Holden, the Foundation’s Vice Chairman, which unveiled the Foundation’s strategic path for the next 25 years.
Board Chairman and President Eileen Miskell surprised three local nonprofit organizations with general operating support grants of $5,000 each. Five surprise grants in five different topic areas are being awarded by the Foundation’s Board of Directors this year in honor of the Foundation’s anniversary due to a generous bequest that the Foundation received in 2013. The recipients of the first three grants received their awards at the celebration: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cape and Islands (Child and Youth Wellness); The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts (Environment); and The Cultural Center of Cape Cod (Arts and Culture). The remaining two grants will be awarded later in 2014.
The Foundation also debuted their new video, which helps tell the Foundation story and their role in the community. The video can be viewed by accessing the homepage of the Foundation’s website www.capecodfoundation.org.