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Kristin O'Malley Appointed President and CEO
New year.  New leadership.  In January, Executive Director Kristin O'Malley was promoted to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of The Cape Cod Foundation. Click for Press Release 

Kristin joined the Foundation in 2004 and has extensive experience in grantmaking, fund development and stewardship, community initiatives and networking with regional nonprofits.

The native Cape Codder holds a BA from Middlebury College and an MBA in Nonprofit Management from Suffolk University. In 2012, she was named one of the "40 Under 40" leaders by Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine. She lives in West Barnstable with her husband and two young children.
 
Next month, she'll talk about the Foundation's current initiatives and achievements in our new eNewsletter, The Hub.
FUND FOCUS
CCYP Raises $10K PDQ
The Cape Cod Young Professionals rose to the challenge and raised $10,000 from new Giving Circle members in about two months during their recent Power in Numbers campaign. An anonymous donor, one of our other Funders, matched the amount, bringing CCYP's incredible fundraising total to $20,000.
 
CCYP is among our newest Funders.  But, in 2016, their first year of grantmaking, they distributed $10,000 to local nonprofit organizations dedicated to providing housing, civic engagement and career development opportutunities for young professionals on Cape Cod.
 
The Power in Numbers--indeed!
Become a CCYP Giving Circle Member

Critical Countdown to Local Scholarships
Last year, The Foundation awarded more than $380,000 in scholarships to 130 students from Cape Cod and the Islands. The online application process for this year's scholarships has begun; the deadline for most submissions is at midnight on April 1, 2017.

While the Foundation administers scholarship funds for students on a traditional educational track through a 2-year or 4-year college or university, there are also scholarships for students pursuing professional certificates and adult learners who are returning to school or starting higher education.

The Foundation also administers scholarships for its supporting organization, the Cape Cod Association, one of the oldest and largest independent scholarship funds in New England. Last year, the CCA awarded more than $400,000 in scholarships.
 
Seize the Opportunity!
Scholarship Criteria, Deadlines and Application Requirements
Cape Cod Foundation  The deadline for most submissions in midnight on April 1, 2017
Cape Cod Association  The deadline for past scholarship recipients is at midnight on March 15, 2017; The deadline for new applicants is at midnight on April 1, 2017.
Where Are They Now?
Dorothy's
Scholarship Story
Dorothy Bassett has befriended Maasai warriors in Kenya, stood under the lights of the Moulin Rouge in Paris and explored the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves in New Zealand.
What jump-started these jaw-dropping adventures? The degree she earned from UMass Boston in 2009.
 
The dynamic Cape Cod native says her education gave her the knowledge and confidence she needed to explore the world and volunteer in Africa. That education was possible through $25,000 in scholarships from the Foundation's Daysie Day Scholarship Fund, our partner, the Cape Cod Association, and other local nonprofits. Dorothy's landed back on Cape Cod.  Click here to read her interview with Mary Grauerholz and find out what she's up to today.
 
Write your own giving story.
Start your own scholarship fund--or donate to an existing one.
Visit capecodfoundation.org today.

Meet & Greet:
Joanna Christopher Joins
Foundation Staff
In March, Joanna Christopher joined the staff as our Marketing and Communications Officer. Her responsibilities are to develop and implement a marketing and communications strategy that not only informs the Cape community about the resources and opportunities available through The Foundation, but to also encourage those who want to shape their own Cape Cod legacies to start their own charitable fund or contribute to an existing one.
 
Before starting her own agency in 2016, Joanna served as the Director of Marketing for the Cape Symphony for four years. Prior to that, she led the marketing/communications efforts for Snow's Home and Garden and Snow's Fuel Company in Orleans for almost twenty years. She also served as the Editor of Best Read Guide: Cape Cod, a local guide for vacationers, and helped produce several franchise publications in Savannah, GA, Hilton Head, SC and Tennessee's Smoky Mountain Region.
 
Joanna, a native Cape Codder, grew up in Falmouth. After graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in communications-journalism from Stephens College in Columbia, MO, she returned from the heartland to make a life by the shore. She and her husband, David, live in Mashpee with three very grateful rescue cats, Koko, Sophie & Minnie.

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