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Please Join Us!

Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands
is proud to host our first ever
Business After Hours free networking event!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The Cape Club
125 Falmouth Woods Road
East Falmouth, MA

Open to all PPCI Members and Non-Members!

Please join us for this fun evening with a chance to network with your colleagues
and learn about Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands.
Free hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.

Also, with your registration you will have a chance to win a complimentary ticket to
Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod this November 8th!
Registration is free but required!

Register online here!


Philanthropy Partners of The Cape and Islands
                              Knowledge and Networking for our Nonprofit Community


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!


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
Time to renew your membership with PPCI!

2016 Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands memberships are expiring on
December 31, 2016.  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 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!