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November 07, 2017 in Local News, CCYP News

Cape Cod Young Professionals Receives $1,500 Donation for Giving Circle Fund

On Friday, November 3, CCYP was presented with a $1,500 donation from Today Real Estate and Cape Cod Title & Escrow, P.C. The two companies each matched $500 in donations collected through a special “Dance Off” fundraiser they hosted at CCYP’s Back to Business Bash this September. The resulting $1,500 was contributed in support of CCYP’s Giving Circle Fund, which provides grants to area organizations that improve the professional and personal lives of young professionals.

Todd Machnik, of Today Real Estate, and Angela Philbrook, of Cape Cod Title & Escrow, Inc. teamed up to support CCYP’s Giving Circle with the generous matching donation. Staff and owners of both companies helped plan and put on the Dance Off fundraiser, which pitted attendees at the Back to Business Bash against one another to see who had the best dance moves. The contest featured a judge panel with Toni Constantino (RMS Mortgage), Patti Lotane (Cape Cod 5 Lending Officer), and a rotating mystery judge. Dozens of attendees, Realtors, and Attorneys took part in the competition, showing off their moves for a good cause.

Talking with young professionals in the community, I often hear people say 'I want to get Off-Cape' but I always turn around and ask, 'How about trying to get On-Cape?'

Angela PhilbrookPrincipal/Attorney for Cape Cod Title & Escrow

Angela continued by saying "The Cape is a place to work, live, raise a family, create a home, and flourish with other entrepreneurs, visionaries, artists, and change-makers. This is why I choose to advocate for, and support, local programs like CCYP that encourage young professionals to come to, and stay on, Cape Cod.”

“CCYP is honored to benefit from the generosity of local business owners like Angela and Todd,” said Lauren Barker, Chief Executive Officer of CCYP. “With the support of the Cape business community, CCYP will continue to directly invest in the career development opportunities of young professionals through the Giving Circle and other initiatives.”

About the Giving Circle Fund

The Giving Circle is a special fund launched in 2015 in partnership with the Cape Cod Foundation to support CCYP and other Cape-based nonprofits that improve the lives of young professionals. Through the Giving Circle, CCYP works to engage both its membership and the Cape community as a whole in philanthropy and service. In 2017, $10,000 in Giving Circle grants were awarded to five organizations offering programs in the areas of housing, career development, and civic engagement.