June 12, 2019, Hyannis, MA – The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands invites nominations for its 2019 Distinguished Service to Philanthropy Awards which will be presented at the 23rd Annual Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod, November 19 at The Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis. Nominations can be submitted online at www.capecodgiving.org.

This prestigious conference attracts more than 500 professional fundraisers, executive directors, board members, and volunteers across the region. Each year at Philanthropy Day, the nonprofit community awards Distinguished Service to Philanthropy awards in four categories: Philanthropist, Business/Organization, Volunteer and Youth.
“The Distinguished Service to Philanthropy awardees exemplify the best of our caring and generous community. They support many different nonprofits, and they inspire others to do the same. It’s important at Philanthropy Day that we celebrate these outstanding individuals and all we have accomplished with their help,” said Barbara Cotton, committee chair, Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod.

Last year’s awardees included:
Outstanding Philanthropist Award: Richard “Dick” Cuda and his late Wife Ellie
Outstanding Business Award: Nauset Disposal
Outstanding Volunteer Award: Steven Roderick
Outstanding Youth Award: Sage Barnes

Nomination deadline is October 4th and nonprofits are encouraged to collaborate on nominations for awardees who support multiple organizations and causes. Criteria are as follows:

Outstanding Philanthropist Award Criteria: Presented to an individual or family with a proven record of exceptional generosity and demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles in the local community.

Outstanding Volunteer Award Criteria: Presented to a volunteer who demonstrates exceptional leadership skills and has demonstrated outstanding philanthropic commitment through fundraising efforts and/or coordinating community involvement to benefit Cape Cod and the Islands.

Outstanding Business/Organization Award Criteria: Presented to a business/organization that has demonstrated outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement in response to local needs.

Outstanding Youth/Youth Organization Criteria: Presented to a youth or youth organization that has demonstrated outstanding philanthropic commitment through fundraising efforts and/or coordinating community involvement to benefit Cape Cod and the Islands.

Previous Distinguished Service to Philanthropy Award recipients are listed at www.capecodgiving.org.