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    January 18, 2019

    for The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 17, 2019
    Contact: Stephanie Dennehy for further information at 508-247-1605 or

    Cape Cod 5 Supports Local Teachers with

    Educational Mini-Grants

    Orleans, MA – Local public school teachers were celebrated for their hard work and dedication
    at Cape Cod 5’s 19 th Annual Educational Mini-Grants Awards Reception on Wednesday, January
    16, 2019. At the event, 89 awards totaling $39,956 were presented to teachers from 44 schools in
    the region to fund educational projects they have developed. It is estimated that these projects
    will impact over 15,000 local students.
    Among the list of winning projects recognized include: 3D Printing Robotics Parts, Promoting
    Culturally Responsive Literature and Habitat for Humanity Bookcase. Others covered a range of
    topics and subjects including Sustainability, Social/Emotional Learning and Virtual Reality, as
    well as traditional subject matter such as Science, Arts and Mathematics.
    Approximately 100 local educators came together at the awards reception, which took place at
    Cape Cod Community College. In a brief ceremony, Cape Cod 5 President and CEO, Dorothy A.
    Savarese, expressed her admiration for the creativity and innovation of the award winners. “Each
    of these projects represent our local teachers’ shared commitment to empowering students to
    become independent thinkers and passionate future leaders,” Savarese said.
    Other speakers during the ceremony included President of Cape Cod Community College, Dr.
    John Cox, First Executive President of Cape Cod 5, Bert Talerman, and Chief Marketing Officer
    and Chair of the Cape Cod 5 Foundation Youth and Education Advisory Committee, Stephanie
    Following the ceremony, a reception was held during which five additional grants were awarded
    via a random drawing. These awards were granted to: Lucinda Bourke-McKay, Quashnet
    Elementary School; Beth Connors, Harwich Elementary School; Jessica Dinsmoor, John W.
    Decas Elementary School; Keith Gauley, Eddy School and Betty Hyde-McGuire, Sandwich
    High School.
    Since the inception of the Educational Mini-Grants Program in 2000, Cape Cod 5 has awarded
    1,100 Mini-Grants totaling $454,145. Public educators from all grade levels in the communities
    served by the Bank are eligible for the award and submit their applications in the fall. Teachers

    use the grants to initiate original educational programs that would not otherwise be available to
    their students.
    Photo caption L-R: Bert Talerman, First Executive Vice President and Executive Lending Officer, Cape
    Cod 5; Jessica Dinsmoor from John W. Decas Elementary School; Lucinda Bourke-McKay from
    Quashnet Elementary School; Dorothy A. Savarese, President and CEO, Cape Cod 5; Betty Hyde-
    McGuire from Sandwich High School; Keith Gauley from Eddy Elementary School; Beth Connors from
    Harwich Elementary School; Stephanie Dennehy, Chief Marketing Officer, Cape Cod 5 and Chair of the
    Cape Cod 5 Foundation Youth and Education Advisory Committee

    About Cape Cod 5
    Founded in 1855, Cape Cod 5 is an independent state-chartered savings bank with over $3.4 billion in
    assets. Through its 25 offices, Cape Cod 5 offers a broad range of financial products and services to customers living
    on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and in Southeastern Massachusetts communities. Services include
    consumer and commercial banking products; residential mortgages; investment management and trust services.
    Member FDIC