At Cape Abilities, Mairead Graf Promoted to Vice President of Development
Cape Abilities, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities across Cape Cod, is pleased to announce that Mairead Graf has been promoted to Vice President of Development. Graf was previously serving as the organization’s Director of Development.
Graf has been an invaluable member of the Cape Abilities team since 2022, consistently demonstrating a high level of professionalism, strategic thinking, and commitment to the mission and values of Cape Abilities. Graf has played a pivotal role in advancing Cape Abilities’ fundraising efforts and fostering key partnerships. She has spearheaded numerous successful fundraising campaigns and initiatives.
“I am proud of the impacts I have been able to make as Director of Development,” said Graf. “Our donors are critical to the high-quality programs and services that Cape Abilities provides every day. I look forward to strengthening my relationships with the many generous supporters of Cape Abilities and helping them to further engage in this important work.”
As Vice President of Development, Graf will lead Cape Abilities’ fundraising efforts and collaborate closely with supporters and staff to advance the organization’s mission. She will continue to enhance fundraising initiatives, foster meaningful partnerships, and work collaboratively to achieve the collective goals of Cape Abilities.
“Throughout her time at Cape Abilities, Mairead has continued to be an important team player,” said Kim McElholm, President & CEO. “This promotion is very well-deserved, and I have the utmost confidence in Mairead as she continues to create impactful and sustainable fundraising strategies.”
Beyond her professional commitments, Graf remains an engaged community member, dedicating over five years to the Cape Cod Young Professionals, where she also served on the board. In 2013, her contributions earned her recognition as one of the Cape’s esteemed “40 under 40” by Cape and Plymouth Magazine. She has also participated on various boards, including the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Cape Cod, and the Tony Kent Ice Arena.
About Cape Abilities
Founded in 1968, Cape Abilities is a 501 (c) (3) Massachusetts nonprofit organization whose mission is to support individuals with disabilities by educating, counseling, providing residential, social, therapeutic and employment supports that empower individuals to achieve meaningful and valued roles in the community. The organization serves all of Cape Cod, and operates two social enterprises, Cape Abilities Farm in Dennis and Cape Abilities Thrift in West Yarmouth.