Awardees Announced for 2023 Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod

Philanthropy Partners of the Cape & Islands Announces 2023 Distinguished Service to Philanthropy Award Recipients

The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands have announced the recipients of the 2023 Distinguished Service to Philanthropy Awards. Awards in four categories—Outstanding Volunteer, Outstanding Business, Outstanding Youth Organization and Outstanding Philanthropist─ will be presented during a ceremony at the 26th Annual Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod conference, slated for Wednesday, November 15, 2023 in Hyannis, Massachusetts.

West Barnstable resident David Troutman is the 2023 Outstanding Volunteer.Co-Owner of Scargo Café and strong supporter of the Cape Cod non-profit community, David is passionate about volunteering. His involvement in organizations like Calmer Choice, WECAN, E for All, YMCA Achievers’ Club and many others are a testament to his dedication and unwavering support of the Cape Cod community. David’s exceptional commitment, combined with his influence and charismatic leadership, inspires others to give back and work towards a stronger, more connected community.

The ArtWorks Program MassHire Cape & Islands Workforce Board is the 2023 Outstanding Youth Organization. Providing innovative, enriching and accessible opportunities, the ArtWorks Program is an invaluable asset to our region’s youth. Participating students not only grow as artists and entrepreneurs, but build self-esteem, self-confidence and soft skills that transfer beyond art. ArtWorks has proven to create a tangible path to working and supporting the creative economy on Cape Cod and the Islands. The organization has created innovative, hands-on opportunities for students to explore their artistic passions for over 25 years, while also developing and fostering students’ future goals and aspirations.

Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders (PSD) of East Harwich is the 2023 Outstanding Business/Organization. In 2010, PSD established the PSD Fund for Working Families, a lifeline for those facing challenges on Cape Cod. The organization has contributed over $460,000 to support families and individuals in need, including a percentage of profits donated to the fund annually. PSD has been a steadfast supporter of many nonprofit organizations through the years, but their dedication extends far beyond financial support. The PSD Team has donated their time, talent and effort to projects for Housing Assistance Corporation, WECAN, among others. The Outstanding Business/Organization award is a testament to PSD’s resolute commitment to excellence, and the positive impact the company has made on their customers, employees and the wider community.

Chatham resident Craig Morong is being recognized as the 2023 Outstanding Philanthropist. Dedicated to giving back, Craig has quietly dedicated his own resources, time and effort to improve the well-being of others on Cape Cod and make a positive difference in our community. His loyal support of organizations like the Family Pantry of Cape Cod and the Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation has inspired others to do the same. His advocacy, leadership, and support of students and community members at-large has made a positive impact on countless lives and encouraged others to engage in philanthropic efforts.

Those interested in learning more or registering to attend the Awards Ceremony at Philanthropy Day should visit Early bird registration is $80 for guests and $55 for PPCI Members who register by Sept. 30, or $100 for guests and $75 for PPCI Members after that date. Reserved tables are also available.

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More About Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands

The purpose of Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands (PPCI) 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 all aspects of development including charitable gift planning.Governed and operated by an-all-volunteer, community-based board of directors,Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islandsis a local chapter of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners. PPCI annually presents Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod, slated for November 15 in 2023. PPCI is sponsored in part by Cape Cod 5, Kelley Foundation, Inc., Bank of America, and the Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation. Learn more at

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