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
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
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
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.