About Us

Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands (PPCI) supports the philanthropic community through education, networking, and celebrating the impact of charitable giving.

The purpose of Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands is to encourage charitable giving; promote cooperation and foster a better understanding among professional charitable gift planners; and further the education and capabilities of its Members, the professional community and the general public in the field of charitable gift planning.


The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands welcomes new members throughout the year. Visit our Membership page for additional information or to join online.

PPCI Ann Kanaga Professional Development Scholarship

Each year Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands (PPCI) provides an opportunity to encourage growth in the Development Field in our community. This year PPCI will be offering two $500 scholarships, open to all development professionals working on Cape Cod and/or the Islands, regardless of years in the industry or size of organization. All are encouraged to apply.

“In 2017, I was a recipient of the PPCI Emerging Development Professional Scholarship and used the funding to attend the New England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy Conference. My goal was to attend the conference workshops and use this knowledge to bolster my skillset in my new position at Community Health Center of Cape Cod as a Development Associate. In addition, I wanted to take steps towards earning my CFRE, which would allow me to advance in my career.

After the conference, I was able to apply what I’d learned to my job at the Health Center, and I made several new professional connections. Furthermore, I earned points towards my CFRE eligibility for each of the four workshops I attended. Three years later, I have now earned my CFRE and was promoted to Senior Giving Officer at the Health Center. I thank the PPCI for helping me to reach this new career high.”

~ Alexandra Speck, Senior Giving Officer at Community Health Center of Cape Cod

“It is helpful to hear what organizations are doing for their fundraising activities.”

– Jennifer Brandt, Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance