News and Updates

Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands
Organizes Roundtable Luncheon

September 20, 2016
Hyannis Golf Course

The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands is pleased to announce that its next luncheon will offer roundtables on a variety of topics of interest to Executive Directors, Board Members, Volunteers, Development professionals. The luncheon will be held on September 20th, 2016 from 11:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Hyannis Golf Course, Route 132, Hyannis.

This luncheon is free to members of the Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands and non-members pay $35. Deadline for registration is Friday, September 16th, 2016.

Attendees will be able to rotate through roundtables during lunch, ensuring that they receive a lot of information in a very short period of time. Roundtable topics will include the following:

Jeanmarie Fraser
Jeanmarie Fraser
“Foundations and how to get access to free foundation research tools”

Jeanmarie Fraser is Dean of Teaching & Learning Resources & Technology at Cape Cod Community College, where she has worked for more than 30 years, originally as a librarian.  In addition to connecting people with the information resources they need, Jeanmarie’s areas of expertise include academic support services, critical and creative thinking, Title IX and advancing diversity.  Dean Fraser attended the University of Missouri and the University of Massachusetts-Boston.

Barbara Milligan 2
Barbara Milligan
“How to generate more major gifts for your organization”

Barbara Milligan is the President & CEO of the Cape and Islands United Way, a local nonprofit organization that raises and leverages resources to ensure critical human services on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. She leads an annual campaign in excess of $1 million, liaisons with nearly 40 nonprofit Community Impact organizations, and encourages and promotes volunteerism through Cape Cod Volunteers.

Previously she served as the President & CEO of Highfield Hall and Gardens in Falmouth Barbara holds a Master’s degree in Public History and  has more than 20 years of experience as a nonprofit director. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) who has completed extensive coursework in fundraising. She has also served as a grant reviewer for federal programs, and as a peer reviewer for nonprofits, specializing in governance and operations. Milligan is a member of the Cape Cod Economic Development Council, the Policy Board of the Cape & Islands Regional Network on Homelessness, and the Board of Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands

Chris Ward
Christopher Ward
“Legacy Gifting:  How to initiate a conversation with your donors regarding gifting and naming your non-profit organization as a beneficiary of their estates”

Christopher J. Ward is a partner in the law firm LaTanzi, Spaulding & Landreth, P.C. in Orleans.  He attended the University of Vermont (B.A. 1995), Western New England College School of Law (J.D. 2001) and Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M. Taxation 2002). Chris is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Florida and concentrates his law practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts, Estate Settlement, and Taxation.

Chris is the immediate past President of the Barnstable County Bar Association President and a past President of the Estate Planning Council of Cape Cod. Chris is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and has been annually recognized as a Rising Star and Super Lawyer by Massachusetts Super Lawyers since 2011.

Chris is a past President of the Cape Cod Young Professionals, a Corporator of Cape Cod Five Savings Bank, a Director with the Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and the Islands, an Advisory Board member of the Community Development Partnership, and a member of the Trust Fund Advisory Board for the Town of Barnstable.  He lives in Centerville with his two daughters, Madeleine and Cameron, and his son, William.

Nancy Noble
Nancy Noble
“Creating Fundraising and Communications Calendars. How and why do you use it?” 

Nancy Noble joined Cape Abilities in 2011 as Director of Community Development where she is in charge of all communications, marketing and fundraising activities.  She has over twenty-seven years of non-profit executive fundraising experience working with international and national organizations.  She is a recognized international direct marketing professional with an established record of financial growth across multiple marketing channels.  She has also consulted on a volunteer basis with several Cape Cod non-profits on fundraising and marketing efforts. Nancy lives in Harwich with her husband Charles McLaughlin and their two “pups”, Abigail and Sam.

Ginny Irving
Ginny Irving
“Obtaining the CFRE:  What, Why and How – What are the benefits?  Why do it?  How do you do it?”

Ginny Irving is currently the Major Gifts Officer at HopeHealth.  Prior to this, she was the Associate Director of Development at Cape Cod Academy for 4 years focusing on the annual fund and events.  Before that she spent 8 years with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s New England Chapter as the Associate Executive Director. She holds her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire and most recently attained her CFRE in 2016.  Currently, she serves as Education Committee Co-Chair for Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod, on the board of directors of the historic Oak Grove Cemetery of Falmouth, and is active in the Falmouth Public Schools where her children attend.

Please click here to register online!


Please join us!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Hyannis Resort and Conference Center
35 Scudder Avenue — West End Rotary
Hyannis, MA

“20/20 What’s Your Vision?”

— Full-Day Conference

— Plenary Session Speaker: Joan Garry – Host of the #1 nonprofit podcast on iTunes, “Nonprofits are Messy!” and former National Director of GLADD!

— Distinguished Service to Philanthropy Awards and Luncheon

— Cocktail Reception & Exhibitor Raffle

Sign up before
October 19th

and get the “Early Bird” rate!

Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands Members – $40
Estate Planning Council Members – $40
Non-Members – $60

After October 19th
the cost will be increased as follows:

Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands Members – $55
Estate Planning Council Members – $55
Non-Members – $75

Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod benefits non-profit professionals, volunteers and board members working with organizations of any size.

Professional advisors such as attorneys, estate planners, financial advisors, accountants and others also benefit from attending Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod.

Philanthropy Day 2016
Call for Award Nominations
for Distinguished Service to Philanthropy
Is Now Open!

Each year at Philanthropy Day, the Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands recognizes four individuals, businesses and/or organizations for the works they have done to support the nonprofit community and philanthropy on Cape Cod.Categories include: Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year, Outstanding Business/Organizationof the Year, Outstanding Volunteer of the Year and Outstanding Youth/Youth Organization of the Year.Nominations solicited from the community are reviewed and awarded.Please click here to fillout a Nomination Form online today! The deadline for submissions is September 23, 2016.


Click Here to view the 2015 Philanthropy Day Award Luncheon Video!


Membership Information
Time to renew your membership with PPCI!

2015 Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands membership Expired on
December 31, 2015.  Renew your membership now by clicking here!

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 2015 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!