Several area nonprofits were beneficiaries of “Comedy for the Community,” a fund-raiser organized by Rogers & Gray Charitable Foundation Oct. 12, at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich.

The third Comedy for the Community event benefited three organizations providing services to people with developmental disabilities: Community Connections, which received $13,338, CapeAbilities, ($10,438) and New England Village ($11,638).

Any nonprofit or board member of a nonprofit organization was invited to attend and enter their organization into a raffle to win one of five Surprise Grants chosen during the evening.  Surprise Grant winners included the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum ($1,000); Plymouth Coalition for the Homeless ($1,000); South Shore YMCA ($1,000); Cape Cod Museum of Art ($1,000) and the Joe Andruzzi Foundation ($1,000).

“Community support is the bedrock of our company,” says Lynn Mason-Small, Senior Vice President of Rogers & Gray. “Our Foundation – led by our employees – is making real strides in being able to support programs and organizations in our community. We look forward to providing more as the Foundation grows.”

About Rogers & Gray Charitable Foundation

The mission of Rogers & Gray Charitable Foundation, an employee-led initiative, is to create a positive, long-lasting impact within the communities Rogers & Gray Insurance serves.  The Rogers & Gray Charitable Foundation giving is focused on the knowledge, prevention and intervention as it relates to physical safety, security and wellbeing.

About Rogers & Gray Insurance:

Headquartered in Massachusetts, Rogers & Gray Insurance was selected as the “Best Independent Insurance Agency to Work For” in the Nation. Through a team of over 160 dedicated insurance professionals, the agency helps manage risk through a consultative approach designed to protect personal insurance, business insurance and employee benefits clientele throughout the U.S.  To learn more about Rogers & Gray, please visit www.rogersgray.com.