L to R: Dianne Gauthier, Executive Director, WE CAN; Pam Kukla, President, Board of Directors WE CAN; Dorothy Savarese, President & CEO Cape Cod 5; Tom Evans, Vice Chairman of the Board, Cape Cod 5.
Harwich Port, MA, July 31, 2018 – WE CAN, the organization dedicated to empowering Cape Cod women to achieve lasting positive change for themselves and their families, today announced a major donation of $25,000 from Cape Cod 5 that honors their President & CEO Dorothy Savarese on her 25th Anniversary of leading the bank. During her tenure, Cape Cod 5 has grown to be the largest bank headquartered on the Cape and Islands and continues to expand its commitment to the community.
WE CAN, Women’s Empowerment through Cape Area Networking, empowers Cape Cod women with unique services that inspire hope and bring increased opportunity, self-sufficiency, and stability. Services are provided to thousands of women of all ages undergoing life transitions. These practical services foster independence and empower women to create lasting, positive change for themselves, their families, and ultimately, the entire community. Services cover legal, financial, work support and divorce support as well as mentoring programs. WE CAN also provides referrals and information to other Cape Cod organizations with established services in related areas.
“Dorothy Savarese has been a mentor and inspiration to so many in our community! She has also been a strong supporter of WE CAN’s mission of empowering Cape women to create lasting, positive change for themselves and their families,” said Pam Kukla, President of WE CAN’s Board of Directors. “We are tremendously grateful for this gift, which honors and celebrates such an extraordinary woman.”
“From our WE CAN participants to volunteers, to staff, to board, we are all incredibly honored to have been selected to celebrate Dorothy’s 25 years of excellence at Cape Cod Five”, said Dianne Gauthier, Executive Director of WE CAN. “Dorothy’s commitment to advancing women and supporting the entire Cape Cod community will continue as we use this generous gift to shape WE CAN’s future and strategically grow our programs to help more Cape women in transition.”
Thomas Evans, Vice Chairman of the Board of Cape Cod 5 explained, “As a board, we wanted to recognize the occasion of Dorothy’s anniversary in a special way and worked with Dorothy to ensure that our charitable gift on her behalf was something that was of special importance to her and tied in to her work of helping to advance the careers of women in business.”