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The Party’s Over.

We have to admit it.  Our Annual Non-Event
was the best party we never had.  Thanks to you.

Almost 300 people RSVP’d with regrets to our annual Non-Event, and we want to thank each and every one of you for staying home to support The Cape Cod Foundation.  The proceeds from this slightly-irreverent, no-attendance required fundraiser benefit local nonprofit organizations, the heartbeat of our community. Thank you for powering up our civic leadership initiatives.
Our sponsors also deserve a round of applause.

 

 

 

 

MY HOME TOWN
KRISTIN O’MALLEY, PRESIDENT & CEO
Some people think you can’t go home again. I don’t.  I grew up in Dennis. (Ok, I know.  It’s a very short trip, but that’s not the point of the story.) See, whenever I hang out in my home town, I got those warm and fuzzy feelings of childhood.  Although many things have definitely changed there over the years, my feelings haven’t.  Going home still gives me goosebumps.  READ

AUGUST ISSUE: A CENTURY OLD STORY
People come and go. Businesses do, too. It’s the natural rhythm of Cape Cod, like the tide coming in and going out. That’s why a story about three generations running a business here for over a century is worth telling. Also, The Fund for Sandwich announces grant opportunities, CCYP awards $10K to local nonprofits, and three fundraisers put the fun into fall.   READ

THE BLUE JEANS BLUES
KRISTIN O’MALLEY, PRESIDENT & CEO
I have a serious love/hate relationship with blue jeans. LOVE wearing them. HATE shopping for them. But, when I had worn my Lucky Brand dark-washed, gently-whiskered, 5-pocket, zipper-fly, boot-cut besties way beyond respectability, I had no choice but to hit the mall. No biggie. Dash in. Dash out. A new pair of these made-for-me blues was a quick credit-card swipe away. Right? Wrong. READ

JULY ISSUE: A TALE OF TWO ASTRONAUTS
This is a tale of two super-smart students who recently received scholarships from us.  They don’t live in the same town.  They don’t attend the same high school.  Why, they don’t even know each other.  But, they’re on the same trajectory–to outer space.  Also in this issue, meet a new board member and find out which nonprofits are grabbing headlines and receiving grants to power up our community. READ

WHO ARE THE PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD?
KRISTIN O’MALLEY, PRESIDENT AND CEO
Recently, I had a surreal experience. It made me feel like I had walked out of my ordinary life and onto a television set. Not Game of Thrones or House of Cards. That might have been cool. No, I had landed on Sesame Street, PBS’s perky place for preschoolers. There was Bob (the affable music teacher who lives in an apartment above Hooper’s Store) and a handful of Muppets (no pun intended).  READ

WHAT I LEARNED FROM PRINCESS POPPY
KRISTIN O’MALLEY, PRESIDENT AND CEO
I’m reluctant to admit it–and half-hoping you won’t believe it. One of my mentors is a troll–not one of those provocative-posting cyber trolls who purposefully disrupts online discussion groups. My superhero is a spunky little pink-haired, pink-skinned do-gooder named Princess Poppy. What’s more this pink paragon (who’s cooler than a pack of peppermints) sings! READ

MAY ISSUE:  NICK’S STORY
Nick was an ordinary high school kid.  He loved driving his Jeep, listening to hard rock, and playing sports.  He also loved his country.  Just nine short days after graduation, he headed to boot camp to pursue his dream. Learn about Nick’s legacy…and where to go when you’re craving cool ice cream or some hot jazz music. READ

YOU CAN’T PLAY HOCKEY IN HIGH HEELS
KRISTIN O’MALLEY, PRESIDENT AND CEO
Last winter, I became a new mom: a hockey mom. Every week I raced out of the office to pick up my 4-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter for practice.  To be honest, I looked totally out of place in full business attire and seriously hoped there would never be a parental duty requiring me to skitter across the ice in 3-inch high heels.  READ

APRIL ISSUE: A SWEET SADDLE STORY
Geoffrey, the gentle giant, is a rescue horse. Emily, 8, is nonverbal and paraplegic. The two team up at Smithfield Farm in Hatchville for riding lessons. Find out how an adaptable saddle makes the connection possible. Plus, get the scoop on two new grant opportunities and some very cool community programs that recently received funding. READ

POWERING UP
KRISTIN O’MALLEY, PRESIDENT AND CEO
I’m a runner. Not a fast runner. I like taking my time, going the distance. I run a few miles most mornings, step it up on the weekends and work in a half marathon every chance I get. Like most runners, I have a ritual. Breathe. Stretch. Repeat. I close my eyes, run the course in my mind, then release slowly, purposefully. READ

MARCH ISSUE: DOROTHY’S STORY
Dorothy Bassett has befriended Maasai warriors in Kenya, stood under the lights of the Moulin Rouge in Paris and explored the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves in New Zealand. What jump-started these jaw-dropping adventures? A scholarship from The Cape Cod Foundation. Also in this issue: Kristin O’Malley is promoted to Principal and CEO and Joanna Christopher signs on as Marketing & Communications Officer. READ