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Midsummer Soirée

Thursday, July 28th at 6 PM

The Garden Terrace at the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club

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The 2022 Best Nonprofit Fundraiser!

as voted by Cape Cod Life

Join us for a roaring good time featuring Stage Door Canteen, silent & live auctions, a raw bar & savory appetizers, and signature cocktails. Funds raised through this event benefit WE CAN, the Cape’s most important and well respected non-profit organization serving women in transition.

Live Auction Preview

Proceeds from this event benefit The 20th Anniversary Fund is a donor-led effort to raise $500,000 to launch WE CAN's third decade of important work in the community, including new use of technology and programmatic efforts.


Patriots VIP Package

Are you ready for some football? Head out to Gillette Stadium on Sunday, September 26th for a VIP experience and cheer on Bill Belichick and the Pats as they take on the New Orleans Saints. Your VIP experience includes:


–Four (4) Putnam Club premium seats, featuring exceptional sightlines, clear views of the playing field, and high-end food and beverage service


–Putnam Club special parking pass for ease of arrival and departure

–Access to the Putnam Club exclusive area within the stadium featuring special indoor seating, restrooms, flat screen HD TVs, video walls, and game-day mobile applications.

Go Pats!

Donated by Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders


Chatham Bars Inn:
Family Beach Membership

The winning bid for this fabulous membership includes the LIFETIME initiation fee and the 2021 annual fee. Membership includes the use of the beach and pools with all amenities, tennis courts, year-round use of the spa relaxation pool area with heated decks and hot tub, daily shuttle to North Beach Island in season, year-round fitness classes, CBI dinner shuttle services within a 5-mile radius, advance notice and registration for events, signing privileges AND member only events! Member discounts include 20% off ALL boating including fishing, sailing, cruising and fleet rentals, as well as 20% off retail merchandise in the spa and shops and 15% off rooms excluding July and August.


Donated by The Chatham Bars Inn


Springsteen on Broadway Package

The Boss is back for a few special SOLD OUT shows on Broadway and you can be there! This package includes two orchestra tickets to Springsteen on Broadway at the St. James Theater, NYC; on August 20th, or can be changed for August 24-28th, 31st or September 1st or 2nd. Based on his worldwide best-selling autobiography 'Born to Run' – the show's original run in 2017 and 2018 included 236 sold-out performances and earned Springsteen a special Tony Award. This package includes a two night stay at any of Hilton’s 6,500 hotels worldwide – including the Conrad New York Midtown and dozens of other hotels within walking distance of Springsteen on Broadway and a gift certificate from TodayTix for you to discover, explore and engage with the best shows, arts and cultural entertainment NYC has to offer.


Donated by Hilton Hotels and TodayTix and tickets to Springsteen on Broadway donated by a generous and anonymous donor


Steve Lyons Original Painting

White Roses #10

36 x 24, acrylic on canvas


Steve Lyons, a longtime supporter and friend of WE CAN, lost his brave fight against cancer in March 2021. His legacy of generosity and philanthropy continues with the donation of the coveted and original painting White Roses #10 by his estate. Steve’s art has become some of the most recognized and sought after work in America. White Roses #10 is from his limited Landscapes & the Natural World collection.



Donated by the estate of Steve Lyons and the Steve Lyons Gallery


Private Wine Cellar Dinner with Joseph Carr

at the Daniel Webster Nickerson House – 11 Library Lane, Chatham

Robin and Peter Martin invite you and five guests to their historic home in downtown Chatham for a private five-course dinner featuring wine pairings by Joseph Carr, the founder of Josh Cellars and a world-class sommelier. Joseph will share wine from his private collection and stories behind the Josh brand. Enjoy champagne on the front porch overlooking main street and then a five course and five-star dinner featuring the Cape's best local oysters, scallops, fish, and farm fresh vegetables prepared by WE CAN's executive director Lisa Guyon, who has cooked in some of the Cape's most fabulous kitchens. CBI Valet service to and from your home included within the Chatham area. Mutually agreed upon date within one year of purchase.


Donated by Robin and Peter Martin, Joseph Carr and Lisa Guyon


Private Half-Day Fishing Charter or Whale Watch

with Captain Matt Mendoza

Head out on the open seas with Cape native Captain Matt Mendoza for your choice of either a half-day private fishing charter or a private whale watch. If you choose to fish, get ready to reel in striped bass, bluefish, and other in-shore species. Captain Matt knows the best spots as he is a commercial fisherman and lobsterman. If you prefer a private whale watch, you will catch sights of the many whales that visit Cape Cod each summer to feed and raise their calves. Over half a dozen species of whale can be found in Cape Cod waters in the summer.

Maximum of 6 guests. Fishing charter is a 4 hour trip and a whale watch is a 2.5 hour trip. All trips leave from Ryder Cove in Chatham. Mutually agreed upon date for booking.



Donated by BlueWater Entertainment


First Pitch at the

Chatham Anglers Game

Take me out to the Ballgame! Imagine the thrill of going on the field prior to the game, meeting and having your photo taken with players and coaches from the Chatham Anglers Cape Cod Baseball Team, receiving an Anglers baseball cap, and then strutting to the mound to throw out the first pitch with an introduction provided by the Angler Public Address Announcer. For you or as a gift for someone you love these are memories to last a lifetime! This package includes dinner and parking at the Red Nun Chatham. Pick your game for the 2022 season!


Donated by the Chatham Anglers Cape Cod Baseball Team

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WE CAN's Fund A Need

$10,000 will support WE CAN’s strategic initiatives, including our upcoming expansion into a second location to serve more Cape women

$5,000 will support WE CAN’s PathMakers Mentoring Program

$2,500 will support WE CAN’s GROW Program for Women Entrepreneurs

$1,000 will support WE CAN’s Legal, Employment and Financial Counseling Services

$500 will support WE CAN’s Workshops and Personal Development Programs

Thank you to the Midsummer Soirée Host Committee:


Co-Chairs: Meredith & Billy Starr; Robin & Peter Martin

Jill & John Avery

Susan & Ryan Battles

Mary Beth & Stephen Daniel

Tracy & Dan Dart

Sue & Lou Geremia

Colleen & Frank Kettle

Beth & Dave Klein

Julie Moore

Courtney & Aaron Polhemus


If you like to make a gift of support to WE CAN, click below. We'd also love to hear from you and our Executive Director would welcome the opportunity to meet or have a conversation with you. Please click here if you would like us to contact you.

Premier Event Sponsors


John & Jill Avery

Sue & Lou Geremia

Beth & Dave Klein

Susan & Ryan Battles

Ginny & Ian Brzezinski

Sheila & Greg Burkus

Mary Beth & Stephen Daniel

Tracy & Dan Dart

Kathryn & Brett Fagin

Julie & Mat Glauninger

Colleen & Frank Kettle

Julie Moore & Joe Carr

Priscilla Painton & Andrew Heyward

Many thanks to Cape Cod 5, Premier Sponsor of our 20th Anniversary year.

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