2021 Annual Meeting with Vu Le

The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands (PPCI) is thrilled to welcome Vu Le, nationally recognized speaker and author of the popular blog Nonprofit AF, as the keynote speaker at the upcoming Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 12:30 pm.

Join Vu in this virtual presentation as he shares his candid, humorous approach to nonprofit work-the good, the bad, and the ugly-while also celebrating the power of the sector.

A Time for Boldness: Equity, Unrestricted Funding, and How to Unlock Our Full Awesomeness!

During these challenging and tumultuous times, nonprofits have played a vital role. We are as essential as air. While the pandemic and society’s reckoning with systemic racism brought about some changes in our sector, we still have many philosophies and practices that are archaic and ineffective. These include the idea of restricted funds, the nonprofit hunger games, the concept of self-sustainability, and the way we do fundraising and advance equity. It is time for nonprofit and philanthropy to let go of some things, embrace some new ideas, and get others to come along. Get ready to be entertained, challenged, and provoked.

This event is FREE to attend with advance registration for current PPCI members; and $25 per person for non-members. To attend this event, please register online via the link below. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, January 26th.

Register to attend January 28th Meeting

PPCI Board President Sarah Tribuzio will preside over a very short business meeting, followed by the guest speaker.

The following slate of officers and directors to be voted on at the Annual Meeting on January 28, 2021:

Officers for 2021:*

President: Sarah Tribuzio, Decatur House
Vice President (Education): Jennifer Cummings, Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation
Vice President (Marketing & Membership): Christopher Ellis, Community Health Center of Cape Cod
Treasurer: Kathy Zagzebski, Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center
Clerk: Beatrice Gremlich, Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation
Immediate Past President: Kristin O’Malley, The Cape Cod Foundation

Directors for 2021:*

Barbara Cotton, American Red Cross
Cyndy Cotton, Osterville Village Library
Gerard Desautels, Outer Cape Health Services
Vanessa Greene, Cape Cod 5
Tamara Harper, Cape Cod Theatre Company / Harwich Junior Theatre
Laurel Hartman, Cape & Plymouth Business Publishing
Rosemarie Resnik, Resnik Associates
P.J. Richardson, YMCA Cape Cod

*By means of written notice received by the Secretary at least seven (7) days prior to the date of said Annual Meeting, any group of Members exceeding three (3) in number may nominate additional candidates to fill forthcoming vacancies on the Board and among the officers.

About Our Speaker: Vu Le

Vu LeVu Le (“voo lay”) is a writer, speaker, vegan, Pisces, and the former Executive Director of RVC, a nonprofit in Seattle that promotes social justice by developing leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaboration between diverse communities.

Vu’s passion to make the world better, combined with a low score on the Law School Admission Test, drove him into the field of nonprofit work, where he learned that we should take the work seriously, but not ourselves. There’s tons of humor in the nonprofit world, and someone needs to document it. He is going to do that, with the hope that one day, a TV producer will see how cool and interesting our field is and make a show about nonprofit work, featuring attractive actors attending strategic planning meetings and filing 990 tax forms.

Known for his no-BS approach, irreverent sense of humor, and love of unicorns, Vu has been featured in dozens, if not hundreds, of his own blog posts at NonprofitAF.com, formerly nonprofitwithballs.com.


Brought you in part by Cape Cod 5, Eastern Bank, Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation, Kelley Foundation, and The Cape Cod Foundation.

Premier Sponsor: Cape Cod 5

Champion Sponsor: Eastern Bank