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Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands

“Major Gifts – A Panel Presentation”
June 21, 2017
The Hyannis Golf Course
11:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands is pleased to announce that its next luncheon will offer a panel presentation on “Major Gifts.” The luncheon will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 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. To register, please email [email protected] or register online at  Deadline for registration is Friday, June 16, 2017. The panel guests will include the following:

Beth Kirk — Director of Development for Heritage Museums & Gardens

Beth has been the Director o Development for Heritage Museums & Gardens since June of 2014.  In that position, she is responsible for driving $1.2 million annually through major gifts, membership, events, gifts to the annual fund, and corporate and foundation giving.  Her background is in marketing, public relations and sales; before moving to the Cape, she was the director of membership at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the director of marketing at Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia; and the director of marketing at the Minnesota Orchestra in Minneapolis. In her free time, she loves the Cape Symphony and exploring the art galleries and beaches of the Cape.

PJ Richardson – Chief Financial Development Officer YMCA Cape Cod

PJ has worked at the YMCA Cape Cod since early 2000 when he was hired to expand the YMCA’s delivery at their Camp Lyndon property. In 2010, the YMCA Cape Cod promoted PJ to Chief Financial Development Officer. PJ now utilizes his community development skills to help tell the Y story to the community and ensure the Y has the necessary philanthropic support to deliver on their mission. PJ coordinates the Y’s annual giving campaign, major gift initiatives, grant requests, special events, volunteer recruitment, and government relations. With the help of a group of skilled volunteers PJ created the Y’s Heritage Club a planned giving society.

Karen Wood – Director of Advancement, Riverview School

Karen Wood is Director of Advancement at the Riverview School in E. Sandwich. Riverview is an independent coeducational boarding/day school that provides a caring community for adolescent and young adults with complex language, learning and cognitive challenges. Prior to joining Riverview in 2013, Karen led development offices at Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, MA and two human services organizations in Austin, TX.

To register online please click here!

If you are not sure if you are a current member please contact Maura White at [email protected] before registering!

Thank You!


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2016 Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands memberships are expiring on
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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!