The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod Presents $1500 Gift to Helping Our Women with the help of Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston Program

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Provincetown, MA — The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod (The Coop) presented a gift in the amount of $1500 to HOW (Helping Our Women) in Provincetown.  Lisa Oliver, President and CEO of The Coop, made the presentation to HOW Executive Director Elizabeth Gawron and members of HOW’s Board of Directors.
The donation was made by the Bank in collaboration with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston (FHLBank Boston), which awarded the grant on behalf of The Coop through its Grants for New England Partnerships (GNP).
“HOW provides critical support for women on the Outer Cape who have been diagnosed with life-impacting illnesses,” said Oliver.  “Part of The Coop’s  mission is to support community organizations that positively impact Cape Codders and are working to create vibrant and thriving communities.. We couldn’t think of a group more deserving than HOW for this gift.”
The GNP program makes cash awards to nonprofit organizations on behalf of member institutions.  The Coop, one of those member institutions, was chosen because of their commitment to advancing women-led businesses. As an extension of that commitment, The Coop selected HOW for the award.
“We’ve built a strong and supportive system of services to meet the needs of women with serious medical conditions living in the towns of the Outer Cape,” said Elizabeth Gawron, Executive Director of HOW. ”Last year, we helped over 200 women and we wouldn’t be able to do that without the financial support of our community. We’re very grateful to The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod for choosing HOW to receive this gift.”
HOW’s mission is to provide supportive services and empower women in Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet and Eastham who have been diagnosed with chronic, life threatening or disabling illnesses.  Their support services include transportation, financial assistance, support groups, special programs, a food and personal care pantry, as well as information, referral and advocacy support.
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Left to Right: Marianne Clements, HOW Board Chair; Annemette Cliggott-Perlt, HOW Board Vice Chair; Elizabeth Gawron, HOW Executive Director; Lisa Oliver, President & CEO of The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod; Karen Gallagher, Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager of The Coop; Peter Q. Smith, Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager of The Coop
About The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod
The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod is an independent, local, mutual community bank with over $900 million in assets and over 170 employees. Established in 1921, the bank is committed to investing in the Cape Cod community where we live and work. The bank is headquartered in Hyannis with branches on Route 6A in Yarmouth Port, East Dennis and West Barnstable; in Sandwich at 275 Cotuit Road; in Hyannis at 695 Attucks Lane in Independence Park; in East Harwich at 1470 Orleans Road/Route 39; in North Falmouth at 660 North Falmouth Highway; in Falmouth at 238 Worcester Court; and in Marstons Mills at 3878 Falmouth Road.  For more information, please visit,, or call 508.568.3400.
About FHLBank Boston
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston is a cooperatively owned wholesale bank for housing finance in the six New England states. Its mission is to provide highly reliable wholesale funding and liquidity to its member financial institutions in New England. The Bank also develops and delivers competitively priced financial products, services, and expertise that support housing finance, community development, and economic growth, including programs targeted to lower-income households.

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