Update from the PPCI Board of Directors

March 26, 2020

We don’t need to tell you that this an unprecedented time when it comes to the non-profit landscape, with things changing by the day, by the hour. As members of the strong non-profit community on the Cape and Islands, we applaud everyone’s efforts to help get our community through this difficult time. As a primarily-volunteer run organization, PPCI is right here with you, and we want to be sure that you have the resources and information you need to keep moving forward.

The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands team has created a page on our website with resources that may help you professionally and personally as we deal with the COVID-19 situation. You can view the COVID-19 resource link here, and we will continue to update it as we find more information that may be valuable. There is also a feedback form available on this page to indicate if there are any additional resources that would be helpful to you.

Keep up the good work that you are doing, and we can all get through this together. PPCI is here for you as a network of like-minded non-profit professionals, and we wish everyone the best.


~ The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands Board of Directors

March and April Events Postponed

Good afternoon,

Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands, along with so many other groups here on the Cape and Islands, continues to monitor the ever-evolving situation related to the coronavirus.  In the wake of Governor Baker’s State of Emergency and other updates, we want to be sure that PPCI does its part in ensuring the health of our community.

Therefore, we have decided to postpone the March and April events that we have scheduled, including:

  • The Business After Hours scheduled for Tuesday, March 31 at Cape Wildlife Center and
  • The Quarterly Breakfast event scheduled for Tuesday, April 14 at Hyannis Golf Club

For any individual who paid for registration for the breakfast, we will refund the charge to you in the coming days.

If you would like any resources related to COVID-19, we have included a few here that may be of interest from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.  We appreciate your understanding of this decision, and we wish you all the best as you deal with this situation in your respective organizations!


~ The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands Board of Directors

Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands Elects Cynthia Cotton to Board of Directors at Annual Meeting

The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands (PPCI) is pleased to announce the addition of one new member to its volunteer Board of DirectorsCynthia Cotton, CFRE of Osterville, who was voted in during the sold out PPCI Annual Meeting, held at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

Cynthia “Cyndy” Cotton, CFRE, is the Executive Director of the Osterville Village Library. A Cape Cod native, Cyndy previously served as a childhood volunteer at the Osterville Village Library, a library trustee and member of the library’s capital campaign where her contributions helped achieve the desired result of a brand new 20,000 sq foot library facility in 2012. She is a graduate of Boston University Professional Fundraising Program and recently received the Paul Harris Fellow Award from Rotary International. Cyndy also serves on the board for “EforAll,” and the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce.

Also during the annual meeting, the following board members were voted in as Officers: President, Sarah Tribuzio of Sandwich; Vice-President of Marketing/Membership, Christopher Ellis of Brewster; Vice-President of Education, Jennifer Cummings of Onset; Treasurer, Kathy Zagzebski of Buzzards Bay; and Secretary, Beatrice Gremlich of South Yarmouth; and Immediate Past President, Kristin O’Malley of W. Barnstable.

The board further consists of Directors: Barbara Cotton of Mashpee; Wendy Cullinan of Sandwich; Gerry Desautels, CFRE of West Yarmouth; Tammy Harper of Harwich; Douglas McDonald of Falmouth; Pauline Neves, CFRE of Mashpee; and Rosemarie Resnik of Osterville.