Fundraising During Crisis: Planning for Year End

Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands (PPCI) invites you to attend our upcoming virtual event Fundraising During Crisis: Planning for Year End on October 21st at 9:00 am.

How do you plan for the end of year in the midst of a pandemic and unprecedented election session? Cape and Islands nonprofit organizations are managing new problems, pivoting and innovating to meet the needs of constituents and focusing on the top priorities for programs, clients and staff.

Hear from three local nonprofit leaders on how they are approaching the final quarter of 2020 including Kevin Rice of the Payomet Performing Arts Center, Hadley Luddy of the Homeless Prevention Council, Inc., and Jessica Whritenour of The 300 Committee Land Trust.

You will then have the option to attend breakout sessions of smaller groups to discuss your own experiences, issues, and questions. This is the fourth session in the series Fundraising During Crisis.

This event is FREE to attend with advance registration for current PPCI members; and $10 per person for non-members. To attend this event, please register online via the link below. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, October 20th, 2020.

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Our Speakers

Kevin Rice, Payomet Performing Arts Center

Kevin RiceKevin Rice heads deep into his 13th year as Executive Artistic Director of Payomet Performing Arts Center. A playwright who has penned nine full-length stage plays including Hopper’s Ghosts, Kevin was named a Theater Person of the Year by New York for his 2004 political satire, Amerikus Rex. He is a co-founder of the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater where four of his plays have been staged, most recently his adaptation of the Russian classic novel, Oblomov. Armed with a degree in Russian literature, fluent in Russian and in love with Siberia since he turned 40, Kevin has directed and staged two of his plays in the far-flung city of Yakutsk. He’s currently working on a site specific, audience interactive play titled Under The Radar set in 1969 at the North Truro Air Force Radar Station and describing a day in the life of radar airmen serving a tour of duty there. From 1987-1991 he served as chair of the Wellfleet-Truro Affordable Housing Partnership. Under his direction Payomet has grown from a non-profit performing arts center with a budget of $150,000 in 2008 to $1.5 million today. Payomet has grown into one of the vital music venues on the Cape, and has also given birth to Payomet’s Cirque by the Sea, which hosts a circus camp providing instruction to children and produces fully staged circus shows with a social/environmental theme. Kevin lives in Wellfleet with his wife, Marla.

Hadley Luddy of the Homeless Prevention Council, Inc

Hadley Luddy

Hadley Luddy is Chief Executive Officer of the Homeless Prevention Council (HPC). Her roles with local nonprofits have varied in scope and mission over the past 25 years; from Vice President of Development and Marketing with Community Connections to Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod and the Islands. Hadley also worked with the State’s Department of Children & Families where she led foster and adoptive parent recruitment efforts in Southeastern Massachusetts. Current board memberships include the Orleans Chamber of Commerce and the Cape & Islands area board of the Department of Children and Families. Hadley has her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and EdM from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She lives with her family in Orleans.

Jessica Whritenour of The 300 Committee Land Trust

Jessica Whritenour

Jessica Whritenour is the Executive Director of The 300 Committee Land Trust in Falmouth, Massachusetts (2010-present). Since its founding in 1985, The 300 Committee has preserved more than 2,55 acres of treasured open space for recreation, conservation, and water protection in Falmouth.

Jessica’s work with The 300 Committee is largely focused on building partnerships with landowners, government agencies (local, state, and federal), non-profit partners and community organizations to advance the mission of open space protection and connecting people with nature in all of Falmouth’s villages.

Jessica has a B.A. in Communication and Graphic Design from Buena Vista University (Storm Lake, Iowa) and a M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University (Medford, Massachusetts). She is a certified planner affiliated with the American Institute of Certified Planners, and serves on the Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod Advisory Board and the Falmouth Housing Corporation Board of Directors.