[BARNSTABLE COUNTY, 3/30/2021] – YMCA Cape Cod hosted its 2020 Annual Meeting,
Embracing Change, virtually this year on March 30, 2021.
The Annual Meeting, sponsored by Cape Cod Five, Rockland Trust and TD Bank, recognized the
contributions of our local Community Partners and celebrated the dedication and commitment
of the Y’s staff and volunteers.
The Community Partner awards are given to the Y’s top collaborators who complement their
strengths and deliver positive impact across Cape Cod. Barnstable Public Schools received
the Youth Development award for their partnership and support of the Y LEAVES program, our
Licensed Remote Learning Enrichment Program which is housed at our West Barnstable facility.
Recognized for their outstanding support of our Food Services program, Albertson’s
Companies Foundation (Shaw’s and Star Market parent company foundation) received the
Healthy Living award. The Sheehan Family Fund was the recipient of the Social
Responsibility award for their generous financial support of our Emergency Childcare and Camp
Volunteer awards were given to individuals who have dedicated their time, treasure, and talent
to the YMCA Cape Cod in extraordinary ways throughout the year. Liz Rabideau, YMCA Cape
Cod’s Chairperson of the Board received the Champion of Time award, Chris Joyce, President
of The Joyce Companies received the Champion of Treasure award, and Pam Sande,
President/CEO of Your HR at Work received the Champion of Talent award. The Mission Impact
Champion award, for outstanding volunteer leadership, was given to Matt Cole of Cape
The Joanie Sutherland Spirit award, accompanied by a one-month campership was granted to
Elijah Brosh of Falmouth for demonstrating the Y’s core character values of caring, honesty
respect and responsibility.
Honored for their exemplary service, Y staff members received the following awards: Andrew
Coleman, Spirit Award, Christine Kelly, Program Excellence Award, Bob White, Outstanding
Member Service Award, and Denise Graham-Reardon, Employee of the Year.
Since 1966, the Y has played a pivotal leadership role in meeting the health and wellness needs
specific to our community through three areas of focus: youth development, healthy living, and
Serving the Cape Cod community by providing programs rooted in their core values of caring,
honesty, respect, and responsibility, the Y serves 10,000 Cape Cod residents annually, from
infants to seniors; no one is ever turned away due to the inability to pay.
The YMCA Cape Cod continues to be in service to the community through the Covid-19
pandemic and remains committed to providing safe and healthy activities for individuals and
families. Focus for the upcoming year includes Head Start and Early Head Start programs,
which will expand services to 124 local children, Y LEAVES program for elementary students
learning virtually while their parents are working, Y programs at outreach sites including
schools and churches, child nutrition/hunger prevention programs and childcare scholarships
across the Cape, and the ongoing fundraising efforts through the Upper Cape Y Founders Fund.