COMMUNITY IMPACT

This is a tale of two super-smart students. They don't live in the same town. They don't attend the same high school. Why, they don't even know each other. But, they're both on the same trajectory--to outer space.
 
In Kindergarten, Daniel Remie was "futilely attempting to solve multiplication problems." This year, he was "wrestling the intricacy of dark energy" at Barnstable High School (BHS).
 
When asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, then-first-grader Jashan Chopra picked "geologist." However, over the years he decided to trade rocks for rockets. For his senior project at Mashpee High School (MHS) this year, he designed his own jet engine.
 
Next month, both students, fueled by intelligence, curiosity and a scholarship from The Cape Cod Foundation, will launch their undergraduate studies in aerospace engineering.  READ MORE


Write your own giving story. Start your own charitable fund--or donate to an existing one.Visit capecodfoundation.org today.
 
 
 
 
THE CAPE COD FOUNDATION
WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBER
Carmen Patricia Fater, MD, came to Cape Cod in 1995 with her young family. While raising three sons, she has served as a practicing Family Physician in the community and now works at Harbor Community Health in Hyannis.  Over the years, she has been involved in many community organizations, such as the Cape Cod Synagogue, Calmer Choice, and the Cape Cod Baseball League. She says her work and volunteer experience have given her an in-depth view of Cape Cod life which she hopes will help advance the The Cape Cod Foundation's mission.
 
 
 
 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
CAROLINE NEVILLE will fill one of two available intern positions at the Foundation. The recent Barnstable High School graduate received scholarships from The Cape Cod Foundation and our supporting organization, the Cape Cod Association, and was singled out as one of the Rising Stars in the Cape Cod Times supplement. (That's Caroline on the cover!) She will heading to Boston College to pursue an undergraduate degree in Psychology this fall.
 
We are currently looking for another highly-motived intern to assist with our civic leadership activities. The ideal candidate will have an interest in philanthropy, community collaboration, and/or communications. The position will incorporate the intern's interests and can be focused on nonprofit and public outreach or research and data-driven work. The position, with stipend, begins in the fall and requires approximately 10-15 hours of work per week. JOB DESCRIPTION

Please send letter of interest and current resume to Dara Gannon, Program Officer, dgannon@capecodfoundation.org.

The stipends for these internship opportunities were made possible by generous grants from the Clifford Fund and James Holland Davis Fund, both funds of The Cape Cod Foundation. Learn more about our interns in an upcoming issue of The Hub.

   
CAPE NONPROFITS RECOGNIZED AT
MASS NONPROFIT EXCELLENCE AWARDS
The Falmouth Service Center recently received a Nonprofit Excellence Award for Collaboration from the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN). Two other local nonprofits were finalists in their categories: Calmer Choice of South Yarmouth for Innovation and Courtney Bridges, the Executive Director of Small Friends on Nantucket, for the Young Professional category.
 
Each year, the MNN Excellence Awards honor the passion and impact of leaders in the state's nonprofit sector.  This year, the panel of judges reviewed over 120 nominations. The 26 finalists, ranging from large human rights coalitions to small arts organizations, were recognized for improving communities across the Commonwealth, from the Berkshires to the Cape & Islands. The individuals and organizations selected represent the best-of-the-best in the Massachusetts nonprofit sector.
 
The finalists and awardees were recognized on June 5th at Nonprofit Awareness Day at the State House.



 

SHEA'S YOUTH BASKETBALL PROGRAM IS OPEN TO ALL PLAYERS FROM ACROSS THE CAPE. THE PROGRAM MIXES COMMUNITY OUTREACH WITH POSITIVE LIFE LESSONS.

 

CAPE YOUTH FORCE PICKS TWO WORTHY CAUSES
 The 2017 Cape Youth Force Committee, composed of students at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, awarded grants to two local nonprofit organizations. Cold Noses Foundation, Inc. received $500 to support free microchipping for dogs at the Paws at the Beach Pet Festival in September. Shea's Youth Basketball Association also received $500 to support its basketball program, serving boys and girls ages 11-16 from all over Cape Cod.
 
Cape Youth Force is a program of The Cape Cod Foundation and Barnstable County UMass Extension/4H. This unique classroom experience is designed to give students the opportunity to become community philanthropists. The Cape Cod Times recently went behind-the-scenes with these student grantmakers.
 
DONATE TO FUND: Help students impact the community with a donation to the Community Fund for Young People.
 
FIVE NONPROFITS RECEIVE $80,000 TO HELP PREVENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE  
People have talked about the importance of prevention for centuries, but one of our donor-advised funds puts it--and our local youth--at the forefront of its charitable giving. The Cape Cod Substance Abuse Prevention Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation recently awarded $80,000 to five local nonprofit organizations who offer programs that focus on substance abuse prevention:
  • $25,000 to YMCA Cape Cod to expand the number of youth served by the Teen Achievers Program
  • $15,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod to support mentor recruitment, mentor-mentee activities and expanding the Bigs in Blue mentor program to the Yarmouth Police Department
  • $15,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod to support teen clubhouse programs
  • $15,000 to Shea's Youth Basketball Association to support the 2017 Summer Basketball League
  • $10,000 to Caron Treatment Center to support youth prevention activities at several Cape school districts during the 2017-18 school year
The Fund was established in 2013 with donations from several civic leaders invested in our community: Cape Cod Healthcare; The Davenport Companies; The Palmer and Jane D. Davenport Foundation; Edward Bangs Kelley and Elza Kelley Foundation; Seaside Le Mans Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation.  DONATE TO FUND




GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES OVER $65,000
The Michael H. Cole Charitable Giving Foundation's 4th Annual Golf Tournament raised over $65,000. The annual event, held in May at the Ocean Edge Golf Course, also featured a raffle and live auction. Michael's family created the donor-advised fund with The Cape Cod Foundation in 2013 to carry out his legacy by supporting the things that were important to him: family, education, and community. The fund also supports research at the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation. 
DONATE TO THE FUND  
 
LOU COLOMBO FUNDRAISER POWERS UP SCHOOL MUSIC FUNDS
World-famous jazz trumpeter (and Cape Cod resident) Lou Colombo was known for his one-handed playing style. He was also known for helping kids develop a love for playing music. Recently, his family staged a Tribute Concert to benefit the Lou Colombo Music Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation. The fund, established after Colombo's death in 2012, supports music programs in Cape Cod schools. The concert, featuring performances by his daughter Lori Colombo and members of his musicians' inner circle raised more than $12,500. DONATE TO THE FUND

 

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