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Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands
Annual Roundtable Luncheon
September 13, 2017
Hyannis Golf Course
Route 132, Hyannis, MA
The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands is pleased to announce its Annual Roundtable Luncheon. The luncheon will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, from 11:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Hyannis Golf Course, Route 132, Hyannis, MA.This luncheon is free to members of the Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands. Non-members may attend for $35. To register, please email [email protected] or register online at The registration deadline is Friday, September 8, 2017.Luncheon roundtable topics and presenters are:  
  • Peer To Peer Fundraising – Jessica Lachey – Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod
  • Donor/Prospect Research – David Chase – Chase Solutions
  • Major Gifts – Barbara Milligan – Cape and Islands United Way
  • Year End Appeals/Giving Tuesday – Katrina Fryklund – Latham Centers
  • Branding/Marketing/Web – Jean Kourafas – Basimos Digital Marketing
  • How to Utilize Your Database Effectively – Christina Greene – HopeHealth

Jessica Lachey
is the Fundraising and Events Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod. Her role includes creating, managing, and overseeing all fundraising events for the Habitat affiliate.  Prior to joining the Habitat Cape Cod team she ran a small, non-profit Animal Welfare organization out of Boston.  She holds her bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management from James Madison University in Virginia.

David Chase is the founder and CEO of Chase Solutions Inc., the Freelance Prospect Research Network, and the International Prospect Research Network. Dave is also a partner with Bethesda-based

WealthEngine, providing wealth screening, prospecting, analytics and predictive modeling services to clients across the US.  Dave served as President of the Hyannis Youth & Community Center Foundation, past treasurer of the New England Development Research Association, a former board member and vice president of communications/corporate secretary of the New England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, and has served as a member and officer of numerous boards, committees and commissions.

Dave presents nationally on topics related to prospect research, data screening, and the use of technology for philanthropy. He has developed and presented seminars and forums for the Association of Prospect Researchers for Advancement (APRA), New England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (NEAHP), the Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Cape Cod Planned Giving Council (CCPGC), the New England Association of Catholic Development Officers (NEACDO) and the New England Development Research Association (NEDRA) and other organizations.

Barbara Milligan is a Certified Fundraising Professional (CFRE) and Master Gift Officer with years of experience raising funds for a variety of causes. In 2014 she was appointed President & CEO of the Cape and Islands United Way. Previously, she was the CEO of Highfield Hall and Gardens where she led a multi-million dollar fundraising campaign to restore and transform a local historic mansion and estate into a center for arts and culture. She has served on the boards of numerous local and regional organizations and is currently a member of the Philanthropy Partners of Cape Cod board of directors.

Katrina Fryklund began her career at Latham Centers in 2013 as a Development Associate, was Development Director from 2015-2017, and is now the Director of National Outreach. At Latham Centers Katrina participates in event planning and solicitation, community outreach, targeted marketing and grant writing.  Since 2014 Katrina has been involved with CCYP, first serving as Secretary and then as Co-Chair of the Career Connect Committee.

Currently she serves on the Board of Directors. After losing a close friend, she initiated the Live for Lou Fund, a go-thru organization helping to fight the local drug epidemic on Cape Cod and the Islands. She serves as Co-Chair of the fund. Katrina graduated from Clark University in 2013 with a Master’s of Science in Professional Communication, and worked at Girls Inc. during her college tenure.

Jean Kourafas provides customized internet marketing solutions and optimized websites to bring in more traffic, leads and sales for small businesses on Cape Cod. She is the owner of Basimos Digital Marketing, an organizer of Geek Girl since its inception, and has more than 20 years of professional experience designing, marketing, and managing corporate websites. Specialties include strategic website design, technical SEO, and WordPress support. Jean serves as Marketing Committee Chair on the Board of Directors for the Cape Cod Technology Council, Ambassador for the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee, and event volunteer for the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce. She is also a current member of the Harwich Chamber, CCYP, and Cape Cod Women’s Association.  Previously, Jean was past Vice-President of the Board of Directors for the Cape Cod Hospitality Marketing Association, as well as the Digital Operations Manager for CCB Media and for more than a decade.

Christina Greene got her start in philanthropy at a small consulting firm learning the complex nature of the Raiser’s Edge database while working with a broad range of non- profit organizations. She served as the Assistant Director of Development at an independent school and then as the VP of Operations at a national consulting firm. She is currently the Philanthropy Database Administrator and Analytics Manager for HopeHealth. Her strengths lie in helping to maximize the potential of the Raiser’s Edge database and creating strategies, processes and procedures to reach fundraising goals.

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!


Membership Information
Time to renew your membership with PPCI!

2016 Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands memberships expired 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!