Dick Fairbanks Appointed Interim Board Chair of Cape and Islands United Way

Hyannis, MA, June 11, 2024 — The Cape and Islands United Way is pleased to announce the appointment of Dick Fairbanks as the Interim Board Chair. A dedicated and long-standing supporter of the organization, Fairbanks brings a wealth of experience, business acumen, and a deep-rooted commitment to the Cape and Islands community.
Fairbanks has been an integral part of the Cape and Islands United Way for over 20 years, serving in various leadership capacities that have significantly contributed to the organization’s growth and impact. His extensive history with the United Way includes previous tenures as Board Chair, Board Member, Fundraising Chair, and Founder. This diverse experience has provided him with a comprehensive understanding of the organization’s mission, operations, and strategic goals.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dick Fairbanks back as our Interim Board Chair,” said Mark Skala, President and CEO of the Cape and Islands United Way. “His unparalleled dedication and extensive experience with our organization make him the ideal leader to guide us during this transitional period. Dick’s strong business acumen and unwavering commitment to our community will be invaluable as we continue to address the needs of the Cape and Islands.”
In addition to his impressive track record with the United Way, Fairbanks is renowned for his business leadership and philanthropic efforts across the region. As a successful entrepreneur and community leader, he has consistently demonstrated a passion for driving positive change and fostering community development. His leadership has been instrumental in numerous fundraising campaigns and initiatives that have had a lasting impact on the lives of many individuals and families in the Cape and Islands region.
Fairbanks’ return to the role of Interim Board Chair comes at a crucial time as the Cape and Islands United Way continues to expand its efforts to address critical issues such as health, education, and financial stability within the community. His strategic vision and collaborative approach will be essential in guiding the organization forward.
Fairbanks replaces Steve Cundall as Board Chair, who stepped down in May to focus on his business initiatives as the owner of Leadshift. “We extend our thanks to Steve Cundall for his leadership, direction and support of the organization. The Cape and Islands United Way made a measurable impact during his time on the Board,” Fairbanks said.
For more information about the Cape and Islands United Way and its initiatives, please visitwww.capeandislandsuw.org.
About The Cape and Islands United Way
The Cape and Islands United Way is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving lives and strengthening communities across the Cape and Islands. Through collaborative efforts and strategic partnerships, the United Way addresses critical issues related to health, education, and financial stability, empowering individuals and families to achieve their full potential.