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Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands

Annual Meeting Breakfast & Presentation On


2016 U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy

January 24, 2017 

The Cape Codder Resort
1225 Iyannough Road

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Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands (PPCI) is pleased to announce that Claire Costello of U.S. Trust will be the guest speaker at the PPCI Annual Meeting. The breakfast meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Cape Codder Resort, 1225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis.

About The Speaker:


Claire Costello is the National Philanthropic Practice Executive for Philanthropic Solutions at U.S. Trust Bank of America Corporation.  Ms. Costello is a recognized expert in philanthropy. Her reputation results from her involvement with a variety of non-profit ventures and her extensive work assisting high-net-worth individuals and families in identifying and fulfilling their philanthropic ambitions.
She supports clients in making a broad range of philanthropic decisions concerning the implementation and execution of their giving strategies and is responsible for providing thought leadership and identifying best practices for both philanthropic families and nonprofit institutions.
Previously, Ms. Costello founded and managed the Citigroup Private Bank global Philanthropic Advisory Service.  She also practiced law as a litigator in both the public and private sectors, prior to which she clerked in the U.S. District Court.  Ms. Costello is a graduate of Amherst College and New York University School of Law.  Ms. Costello has served on the Advisory Board of Global Giving and the Women’s Philanthropy Institute, the Hewlett Foundation Donor Education Committee, the Block Island Land Trust and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of The National Center for Family Philanthropy.

PPCI President Pauline Neves will preside over a very short business meeting, followed by the breakfast and guest speaker.  The presentation will cover valuable insights into the giving and volunteering behaviors, attitudes and priorities of wealthy American households.

Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands is a local chapter of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, a national organization.   More information can be found at or writing to: Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands, P.O. Box 41, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675.


The 2016 Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands membership expires on December 31, 2016.  In order to attend this event at a membership rate please renew your membership now. You can do so  at the same time when you register for this event.  If you have any question regarding your membership standing please contact Maura White at [email protected]before registering for this event.

Thank you!



2017 PPCI Emerging Development Professional (EDP) Scholarship


Each year Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands (PPCI) provides this great opportunity to encourage growth in the Development Field. This year PPCI will be offering two scholarships, open to all development professionals working on Cape Cod and the Islands, regardless of years in the industry or size of organization. All are encouraged to apply.

Click here to download a .pdf version of the scholarship application!


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!