Earlier this year, Cape Cod 5 Cents Savings Bank helped Housing Assistance kick off its 45th anniversary by matching $45,000 the agency had raised from three Community Investors – David & Melissa McGraw of the Donald C. McGraw Foundation; the Green Family Foundation; and Michael J. Princi of Wynn & Wynn P.C. Attorneys and Peter B. Princi, managing director of The Princi Group at Morgan Stanley – to support its Housing Legacy Fund.
That investment was the latest in the bank’s long-term support of Housing Assistance’s work to ensure all on Cape Cod and the Islands have access to safe, secure housing.
At our 45th Anniversary Celebration in May, Cape Cod 5 CEO and President Dorothy Savarese spoke to why the bank has been a longtime champion of Housing Assistance: “It has demonstrated this amazing record of producing results and employing creativity and innovation and developing partnerships to get the job done.”
Housing, she said, is a top priority for Cape Cod 5 because it “is a critical part of healthy and vital communities.”
Savarese piggybacked on Housing Assistance CEO Alisa Magnotta’s speech which highlighted three clients our agency has helped this past year: a single mother of two who was able to move off Section 8; a young family that purchased their first home; and a homeless individual who successfully transitioned into safe, stable housing.
“I think it helps for people to understand we’re talking about helping the people who respond to the fires, and teach our children, and serve us at the store,” Savarese said of who benefits from accessible housing. “These are not nameless, faceless people, but actually our neighbors that we interact with every single day.”