Distinguished Service to Philanthropy Awards

Philanthropy Partners of the Cape & Islands Announces 2018 Distinguished Service to  Philanthropy Award Recipients

The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands announced today the recipients of the 2018 Distinguished Service to Philanthropy Awards. Awards in four categories—Outstanding Volunteer, Outstanding Business/Organization, Outstanding Youth/Youth Organization and Outstanding Philanthropist─ will be presented during a luncheon ceremony at the 22nd Annual Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod, Tuesday, October 30 at The Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis. 

Provincetown resident Steven Roderick is the 2018 Outstanding Volunteer. Roderick is widely recognized as an impassioned, energetic volunteer by multiple Outer and Lower Cape organizations including the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Truro Chamber of Commerce, the Provincetown Film Society, Cape Cod Children’s Place, Lower Cape Ambulance, Provincetown Community Compact’s Swim for Life, among others. In many instances, Roderick has applied his accounting background to serve organizations in board positions. His time, energy and dedication have also contributed to countless successful fundraisers in addition to his starting a GoFundMe campaign for displaced employee relief and new firefighting equipment after a serious fire destroyed a popular Provincetown restaurant last May.

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Chatham High School student Sage Barnes is the 2018 Outstanding Youth. Barnes is the Youth Representative of the Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theatre Board and a High Honors sophomore student at Monomoy Regional High School. Described as “self-determined,” Barnes also volunteers back stage for the theatre’s main stage productions where she virtually grew up. She has also been involved for many years with the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s “Muscle Walk”. Barnes is personally challenged by muscular dystrophy and has become a Muscular Dystrophy Association ambassador, helping to raise both awareness and funds around treatment and a cure of the disease.

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Nauset Disposal
 of Orleans is the 2018 Outstanding Business/Organization. Each year Nauset Disposal contributes to more than 100 nonprofits through monetary donations, sponsorships and in-kind donations. Voted by company employees, Nauset Disposal directs the majority of its community investment funds to helping organizations focused on the Environment, Veterans’ Issues, Basic Human Needs, and Children’s Services. The company mounts its own annual “Trash Bash” fundraiser at its Orleans headquarters to benefit Cape Cod nonprofits. The event collaborates with local businesses while encouraging customers to participate and engage in its community outreach. Nauset Disposal Founder and President Shawn DeLude also promotes volunteerism among his employee base to further strengthen the community.

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Orleans and Florida resident Richard “Dick” Cuda and his late wife Ellie are being recognized as the 2018 Outstanding Philanthropists. In 2008, the Cudas underwrote the cost of Cape Cod Healthcare’s Cuda Women’s Health Center and a reflection garden at the Hyannis ambulatory medical complex with a donation of $2.5 million. In addition to their volunteer service and philanthropic commitment to Cape Cod Healthcare, the Cudas also supported the Cape Symphony, Cape Cod Museum of Art (where Mr. Cuda is an Honorary Trustee), and The Cape Cod Foundation. The Cudas lived by example and worked hard to instill a similar philanthropic spirit in their own children. In doing so, the Cuda children and grandchildren are active philanthropists of causes about which they are most passionate.

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2017 Awardees:

Outstanding Philanthropist Award:  Blanche Seifer
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Outstanding Business Award:  Wequassett Resort
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Outstanding Volunteer Award:  Ellen Dickinson
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Outstanding Youth Award:  Alec and Evan Abramson
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2016 Awardees:

Outstanding Philanthropist Award:  Walter Meier
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Outstanding Business Award:  Seamen’s Bank/Long Point Charitable Foundation
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Outstanding Volunteer Award:  Diana Stinson
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Outstanding Youth Award:  Brendan Clark
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2015 Awardees:

Outstanding Philanthropist Award:  Bill Beinecke
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Outstanding Business Award:  Ninety-Nine Restaurants
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Outstanding Volunteer Award:  Richard Morgano
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Outstanding Youth Award:  Conor Baron
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Past Distinguished Service to Philanthropy Recipients:

2014 Awardees:

Outstanding Philanthropist Award:  The Many Anonymous Donors Supporting Cape Cod Nonprofit Organizations

Outstanding Business Award:  Shepley Wood Products
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Outstanding Volunteer Award:  Jill Roethke and Jim Pignato
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Outstanding Youth Award:  Katie Curran
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2013 Awardees:

Outstanding Philanthropist Award:  David and Melissa McGraw
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Outstanding Business Award:  Cape Associates
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Outstanding Volunteer Award:  Ann Williams
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Outstanding Youth Award:  James “Jake” Barry
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2012 Awardees:

Outstanding Philanthropist Award:  Jane Davenport
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Outstanding Business/Organization Award:  The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod
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Outstanding Volunteer Award:  Donald S. Dickinson
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Outstanding Youth Organization Award:  The Community Youth Project
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2011

Outstanding Philanthropists – E.J. and Terry Jaxtimer
Outstanding Business/Organization Award – Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club
Outstanding Volunteer Award – Fred Bommer
Outstanding Youth Award – Cassidy O’Connor

2010

Outstanding Philanthropist – The Penn Family
Outstanding Volunteer – William A. McClennan
Outstanding Business/Organization – Falmouth Road Race
Outstanding Youth – Molly Lomenzo

2009

Outstanding Philanthropist – James and Ruth Clark
Outstanding Volunteer – Betsy Warren
Outstanding Business/Organization – Nick Nickerson, Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar
Outstanding Youth – Amanda Person, My Cinderella Dreams
Outstanding Youth Organization – Cape Cod Academy Coffee House Program

2008

Outstanding Philanthropist – Sally M. Cross
Outstanding Volunteer – Margaret G. Van Sciver
Outstanding Business/Organization – Cape Medical Supply

2007

Outstanding Philanthropist – Roger Ludwig, Trustee,
Frank X. and Mary E. Weny Charitable Trust
Outstanding Volunteer – Burt Wolfman
Outstanding Business/Organization – Brian and Cindy Dacey, Bayside Builders

2006

Outstanding Philanthropist – Doreen Bilezikian
Outstanding Volunteer – Robert Rogers
Special Inspiration Award – Ing Family
Outstanding Business/Organization – TD Banknorth

2005

Outstanding Philanthropist – Linda and Bill Zammer
Outstanding Volunteer – Donald LeSieur
Outstanding Volunteer – Susanne Goodman Hallstein
Outstanding Business/Organization – Nantucket Golf Club

2004

Outstanding Philanthropist – David Mugar
Outstanding Volunteer – Ernest Smily
Outstanding Business/Organization – Davenport Companies

2003

Outstanding Philanthropist – Dr. Joan Bentinck-Smith
Outstanding Volunteer – Pearl & Michael Wolfson
Outstanding Business/Organization – Cape Cod Five Cents Bank Foundation

2002

Outstanding Philanthropist – Maureen & Frank Wilkens
Outstanding Volunteer – Joe Signore
Outstanding Business/Organization – Chatham Wayside Inn, David & Gail Oppenheim

2001

Outstanding Philanthropist – L. Paul Lorusso
Outstanding Volunteer – Dick Sullivan
Outstanding Business/Organization – The Last Gasp, Bill Murphy

2000

Outstanding Philanthropist – S. Murray Rust, Jr.
Outstanding Volunteer – Betsy & Townsend Hornor
Outstanding Business/Organization – Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines

1999

Outstanding Philanthropist – Herbert L. Willett, III
Outstanding Volunteer – Charles N. Robinson
Outstanding Business/Organization – CCBT Financial Companies