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Kristin O’Malley, Barbara Milligan and Tamara Harper
Join the Board of
Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands
As Directors

The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands is pleased to announce that Kristin O’Malley of West Barnstable, Barbara Milligan, CFRE of Falmouth and Tamara Harper of Harwich, joined the Board of Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands as Directors in January. They were voted in during the PPCI annual meeting, held in January at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis.

Kristin O’Malley is the Executive Director of the Cape Cod Foundation. She joined the staff of The Cape Cod Foundation in 2004 and transitioned to her leadership role in January 2013. Throughout her tenure at the Foundation, she has worked in areas including grantmaking, fund development and stewardship, strategic visioning and planning, community initiatives, and networking with regional nonprofits.

Kristin has been involved with many local community groups, including the Cape Cod Young Professionals; Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Pillar; Barnstable County Council for Children, Youth, and Families (now the Community Network of Cape Cod); the Youth Council of the Cape & Islands Workforce Investment Board; the Community Leadership Institute of Cape Cod & the Islands (Class of 2004 and Board Member 2004-2008); and the Middlebury College Alumni Admissions Program. Kristin is also a Trustee of the Joshua A. Nickerson Society and has served as a judge for the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network’s Excellence Awards. She has presented on grantmaking topics for various groups and has served as a spokesperson for local and national publications and media outlets in the areas of philanthropy and nonprofits.

Kristin, a native Cape Codder, holds a BA from Middlebury College and an MBA in Nonprofit Management from Suffolk University. She was named one of the 2012 “40 Under 40” leaders by Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine. Kristin resides in West Barnstable with her husband and two young children.

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. In her current role, Milligan 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 where she supervised restoration of the historic estate, envisioned its transformation into a cultural center, and led the multi-million dollar fundraising effort. Milligan, who holds a Master’s degree in Public History, 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.

Barbara Milligan is currently a member of the Cape Cod Economic Development Council, the Policy Board of the Cape & Islands Regional Network on Homelessness, the Regional Substance Abuse Council Prevention Workgroup, and Falmouth Town Meeting. Previously, she served on the boards of the New England Museum Association, the Cape and Islands Historical Association, Falmouth Historic District Commission and ArtsFalmouth.

Tamara Harper is the Director of Education and Community Outreach at Cape Cod Theatre Company and has been a leading force in theatre education on Cape Cod for the past 18 years.

At CCTC she has developed year round programming for Pre-K through Teens. She also leads CCTC’s extensive Outreach Program working with teachers to build programming that meets state curriculum frameworks. She has led workshops in Shakespeare, Greek Mythology, Creative Drama and Poetry and designed a Bullying and Teasing Prevention program that uses Creative Drama strategies to explore the dynamics of power and control. She is currently developing new programming at The Arts Center, a broad ranging educational satellite facility for CCTC.

Tamara is an award winning actress who has toured her one woman production Tamsen Donner; a Woman’s Journey throughout New England. Tamara serves on the Bush/Yale Schools of the 21st Century Committee and is Chair of the Board of the Charitable Foundation of the Harwich Chamber of Commerce. In 2015 she was awarded the first Social Collaboration in the Arts Award (with Lenore Lyons) from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod for a bullying prevention curriculum called Know Myself, Understand Others. She served on the board for the Harwich Chamber of Commerce (2003-2011) and on the Education Task Force for the AFCC (2007-2010). She has facilitated workshops for organizations throughout the Cape including WE CAN and LIFE and Cape Cod Child Development.

At the annual meeting, the following board members were voted on as Officers: President Pauline Neves, CFRE of Mashpee, Vice-President Bea Gremlich of South Yarmouth, Jay Coburn of Truro, Treasurer, Kathy Zagzebski of Buzzards Bay, Secretary, and Christiane Perry of Chatham as Past President.

The board further consists of Directors Erica Waasdorp of Marstons Mills, Erich Briggs of Plymouth, Chris Ward of Centerville, Patricia Janiak of Plymouth. Douglas MacDonald of Falmouth, CPCU, CIC, CRM, and Diane Salomone, CTFA.



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


Thank you to all who came to the PPCI Annual Meeting on January 21, 2016!


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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!