News and Updates

Gerard Desautels and Sarah Tribuzio join
Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands Board of Directors

The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands (PPCI) is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to the Board of Directors: Gerry Desautels, CFRE of Yarmouth, and Sarah Tribuzio of Sagamore Beach, who were voted in during the PPCI annual meeting, held at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

Gerry Desautels
Gerry Desautels
has worked in the development and communications field for Cape non-profits for more than 15 years. Since that time he has assisted in raising more than fifteen million dollars for various health, environmental and education-focused organizations, including Outer Cape Health Services where he is the Senior Development Officer. Gerry holds his CFRE and graduate and undergraduate degrees from Boston University. A former co-chair of Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod, he continues to serve on the conference committee. In his “spare time,” Gerry volunteers on the Calmer Choice Advisory Board; the Cape Cod Hospital Patient & Family Advisory Council; and the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund Board. He resides in West Yarmouth.

Sarah Tribuzio
Sarah Tribuzio
is a native Cape Codder who has worked in the non-profit sector for 20 years. She began her development career in Chicago at Fourth Presbyterian Church and is currently the director of development for WCAI, the local NPR news station. Her experience includes grant writing, annual giving, events, major gifts, and program development and implementation. Sarah is a graduate of Cape Cod Academy and Wheaton College and volunteers for several non-profit organizations.  She resides in Sagamore Beach with her husband and three children.

Also during the annual meeting, the following board members were voted in as Officers: President, Pauline Neves, CFRE of Mashpee, Vice-President, Kristin O’Malley of W. Barnstable, Treasurer, Jay Coburn of Truro, and Secretary, Kathy Zagzebski of Buzzards Bay.

The board further consists of Directors: Erich Briggs of Plymouth, Bea Gremlich of South Yarmouth, Tammy Harper of Harwich, Patricia Janiak of Plymouth, Douglas McDonald of Falmouth, Barbara Milligan of Falmouth, and Diane Salamone of Brewster.



Membership Information
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Open Invitation to Join the Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands!

Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands (PPCI) is a non-profit, volunteer-led organization that has been in existence on Cape Cod since 1991.   PPCI members participate in lunches four times a year featuring guest speakers on topics relevant to members, including non-profit administration, fundraising, social networks, and special events.  Click here to see what’s coming up for luncheons and workshops!

PPCI also hosts the annual Philanthropy Day conference.   The recent 2016 Philanthropy Day was a full day of speakers knowledgeable on a multitude of topics, extended networking opportunities, and a luncheon featuring philanthropic award presentations. Cape & Island non-profit employees, estate planners, board members, and non-profit enthusiasts all around the area attend Philanthropy Day. PPCI members receive discounted admission to this event.

If you are not already a member, we encourage you to join!  Members can attend quarterly luncheon meetings at no charge and receive discounted admission to Philanthropy Day. In addition, becoming a member means being associated with other members who share your interest and knowledge of philanthropy, offering networking and collaborating opportunities throughout the area.  Click here to join!