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Q&A WITH EILEEN MISKELL, FOUNDING CHAIR
Eileen Miskell was one of the driving forces behind the establishment of The Falmouth Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation in 2009. She has served as the Chair of its Advisory Committee ever since. Under her leadership, the endowment fund has grown to $1.4 million and has awarded over $360,000 in grants to more than 70 local nonprofit organizations serving the town of Falmouth. As she passes the baton to Sharon Nunes, a fellow Falmouth resident who has been on the grant review and advisory committees for several years, we thought it was time for a little Q&A with these fascinating Falmouth leaders. READ MORE
 


BETSY RENEY HAS HAD THREE CANCER SCARES IN HER LIFE. Her first required a complete hysterectomy to treat uterine and cervical cancer. She was only 25. In her forties, she discovered a lump in each breast; fortunately, the biopsies from both lumpectomies were negative. The third scare was about a year ago. This one required a complete mastectomy. Betsy really didn't know how she felt about reconstructive surgery, but because of the cost, it wasn't an option. Or at least that's what she thought. Find out how an anonymous bequest to The Cape Cod Foundation and the folks at Cape Cod Healthcare helped Betsy face cancer for the third time. READ MORE
 
DONATE TO THE BREAST CANCER RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY FUND

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OUR NEWEST INTERN TAKES TEAMWORK SERIOUSLY
Kait will never forget the day Teddy took off. She saw the alert on the Lost and Found Pets of Pensacola, Florida website. The 16-pound Cavalier King Charles Spaniel had just bolted from his pet sitter's house a few blocks away. She raced there to help his family search for him. They were on vacation from [of all places] Harwich. The newly-formed Team Teddy looked for that little dog nonstop for a week before his family finally had to return home to the Cape. Kait promised she would never stop. And she didn't. She scoured the area daily, sent out mailings, hung posters, followed up leads. Still nothing. Then one morning-four months to the day Teddy disappeared--she received a call, another possible Teddy-sighting. Without thinking, she dashed out wearing purple pajamas and flip flops. There was Teddy, collapsed in a neighbor's backyard-frightened, famished and covered with ticks, but alive. Now, that's probably one of the best lost-and-found stories ever, right? It's also a very telling story about Kaitlin Williams, the newest intern at The Cape Cod Foundation. READ MORE


NONPROFITS NEED PLACES TO MEET. To help, we are creating a resource list of local meeting/conference space available to nonprofit organizations. The list will be available to the community in 2018 at CONNECTCapeCod.org
 and will be updated annually.
  If you have space at your location to hold meetings and would like to be included in this resource list, please follow the link below to provide information about your space. These 10 questions will take less than 3 minutes. Thank you for helping us support our nonprofit community ! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J8LDLS5

QUESTIONS? Contact Dara Gannon at dgannon@capecodfoundation.org

THE ADVOCATES FOR A COMMUNITY COLLEGE EDUCATION RAISE $16,000 FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
The ACCE raised $16,000 for scholarships at its September 13 Wine-Tasting Benefit. The scholarship fund was established with The Cape Cod Foundation in 2012 to help local high school graduates attend Cape Cod Community College. Last year, the organization awarded scholarships to nine deserving students. The students also received extensive one-on-one mentoring at a critical time in their lives.

THE JEAN HAMILTON MEMORIAL FUND GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES $42,740
Great things can happen for children because of this successful fundraiser, held last month at the Cummaquid Golf Club.  The Jean Hamilton Memorial Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation helps support the needs, growth and development of children and families on Cape Cod.  Jean Hamilton was a compassionate and dedicated teacher at North Side Nursery and Country Day School.  She also operated her own schools for little ones: Learning and Growing and Primary Colors.  Proceeds from the tournament benefit children affected by Type 1 Diabetes through the C.A.R.E.S. K-9 Assistance Program, the Massachusetts Special Olympics and families working to improve the lives of children with Down Syndrome, and students pursuing careers in Early Childhood Education.




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