Falmouth Fund Advisory Committee

Sharon Nunes, Chair
Sharon retired from IBM in 2012 after spending 28 years in several areas of IBM’s businesses: Research, Development, Manufacturing, Corporate Headquarters, and Business Development. Sharon received her Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Connecticut and is currently an emeritus member of the Board of Directors for the University of Connecticut Foundation and a member of the Engineering Advisory Board at the University of Connecticut. Sharon and her husband, Ron, moved to Falmouth in 2010 and are active in several local organizations. Sharon volunteers at the Falmouth Service Center, Cotuit Center for the Arts and the Woods Hole Folk Music Society. She is also a board member at The Cape Cod Foundation, where she serves on the scholarship and grant committees.
 Q&A WITH SHARON
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Robert (Bob) Ament
Bob has been a lawyer in Falmouth since 1973, primarily dealing with matters of land use regulation.  Since 2016 he has practiced in partnership with Kevin Klauer at Ament Klauer LLP.  Bob was the first president of the Falmouth Jewish Congregation, and he has served as a director of The Falmouth Service Center and on town committees.  In 2004, he received the Town of Falmouth Human Services Committee’s Annual Commendation for his service to non-profits.  Bob has been a director of the Woods Hole Golf Club and is currently a trustee of The Marine Biological Laboratory.  His wife, Alison Ament, has taught biology at Falmouth Academy for 31 years.  Bob and Alison have two children and four grandchildren.  Their son, Seth Ament, is a neuroscientist and assistant professor at the University of Maryland Medical School.  Their daughter, Elinor Ament Hiller, is an attorney who directs analysis of Medicare legislation for the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services in Washington, DC.

Caroline McKee Anderson
Caroline is a Falmouth native who returned to the Cape in 2016. She retired from the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM) where she served as Assistant Vice President for Advancement. During her 35-year career, she was responsible for fundraising programs, marketing and public relations, alumni engagement, and volunteer management. In addition to the UWSOM, she held positions at Clark University (Worcester), the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, Wash.), The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.) and The Dallas Morning News. Caroline is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire. She is a VIPS mentor — and in a fun twist — is enjoying mentoring a third-grader at her elementary school alma mater, Mullen-Hall. Caroline and her husband Greg are delighted to join a group of volunteers who are so dedicated to making Falmouth an even better community.

Tucker Clark
Tucker has lived for more than 40 years in Falmouth, where her two children grew up and attended school. She enjoyed a close-up look at the town when she worked as a reporter for the Enterprise newspapers and has been involved with local organizations that include the Falmouth Housing Trust, The 300 Committee, and the Community Health Center of Cape Cod. For 25 years she worked at Falmouth Academy, where she was assistant to the Head of School. Tucker was first introduced to the tremendous growth potential and ongoing benefits of community foundations in Worcester, where her father was a founder of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation.
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Alan Goldstein
Alan is a graduate of Northeastern University. He met his wife Carmen while managing a software/service company’s branch office in Los Angeles. After relocating to Boston, he started 30-year career at MEDITECH, a software/IT company providing hospital and physician systems. Alan and Carmen have two daughters. They moved to East Falmouth as year-round residents in 2011. Alan retired from his position as Director of Marketing in 2012. He plays golf and tennis, and enjoys photography and woodworking. Alan is also a past board member of the Great Harbors neighborhood association, serves on the Woods Hole Golf Club Board of Governors and  is a member of Falmouth Newcomers and Falmouth Rotary.
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Holly Harney
Holly is an attorney practicing law in the area of domestic relations, civil litigation and criminal defense.  She is a 1994 graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and New England law 2002.  Following law school, she worked for the District Attorney’s office for the Cape and Islands.  She began her work in private practice in 2010 at Carter and DeYoung in Hyannis, where she remained until opening her own practice in 2017.   Holly is on several area boards, including South Coast Legal Services and the Barnstable County Bar Association.  She is also active in the community, volunteering for the Courts as well as for other area nonprofits.  She resides in Falmouth with her husband and two children.
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Brian Keck
Brian is a retired consumer packaged goods and retail senior executive. Prior to moving to Falmouth in 2015, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for ConAgra Foods, and previously, was President and Chief Operating Officer for Macy’s Midwest division. Brian has been a lifelong active volunteer and a board member for several non-profits. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Falmouth Service Center and on the Advisory Council for the Marine Biology Lab (MBL) in Woods Hole.


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Victoria (Vicky) Lowell
Vicky, a graduate of Radcliffe College and Tufts University, is a community activist who has lived in Falmouth for over 50 years. She has chaired the Falmouth Planning Board and the Falmouth Hospital Board of Trustees and was a founder and first president of The 300 Committee Land Trust. She was elected a Barnstable County Commissioner and was an initial member of the Cape Cod Commission. Vicky has served on the boards of the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, Cape Cod Healthcare, The Cape Cod Foundation and the Woods Hole Research Center. In 1990, she was recognized by the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce as “Citizen of the Year.” Vicky and her husband, Francis (“Pete”) Lowell, are enthusiastic cyclists who rarely take a vacation trip that does not include their bicycles!

Olivia Masih White
Olivia came to the United States in 1962 from India to study at Southern Methodist University. She met her husband Terry at SMU and became a U.S citizen in 1971. After finishing her Ph.D in Biology (Genetics), she taught at the University of North Texas for 20 years and John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio for two years. In 2011, she retired and moved to Falmouth, MA to be near her daughter who is a Senior Engineer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Olivia was the President of the Falmouth Newcomers Club in 2014-2015. She currently serves on several boards: the Cape Cod Council of Churches; Church Women United of Cape Cod; Falmouth SWIFT (Supporting Women in Financial Transition), League of Women Voters, and the Falmouth Historical Society
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Eileen Miskell, Founding Chair 
Eileen was one of the driving forces behind the establishment of The Falmouth Fund in 2009. She served as the Chair of its Advisory Committee through 2017. Under her leadership, the endowment fund grew to $1.4 million and awarded over $360,000 in grants to more than 70 local nonprofit organizations serving the town of Falmouth.

She is currently on the Community Preservation Committee for the Town of Falmouth and on the Board of Directors of Independent Bancorp (Rockland Trust).  She has served as Treasurer, then Chairman and President of The Cape Cod Foundation’s Board, and held leadership positions on the boards of the Falmouth Public Library Foundation, Falmouth Academy, and Falmouth League of Women Voters. 

Eileen holds a BS degree from Boston College and an MBA from Boston University. She and her husband, Dana, have two adult children and live in Falmouth. They own Wood Lumber Company, which Dana’s grandfather started in 1912, and purchased Eight Cousins Bookstore on Main Street with two other partners in 2015.

 

“Falmouth benefits from an incredible variety of worthy nonprofits, and I enthusiastically contribute to many of them. But I am also attracted to the idea of leaving a legacy that will support the community as a whole – a legacy that can respond to changing situations and opportunities. By investing in The Falmouth Fund, I can be confident that my contributions will be a catalyst for making Falmouth an even better place. I can become a true community philanthropist.”
– Vicky Lowell, Advisory Committee Member