Outstanding Volunteer Award

This past Wednesday (November 12th) was Philanthropy Day 2014 for the Cape & Islands.


Nantucket’s very own Jill Roethke & Jim Pignato – co-chairs of the event: Swim Across America: Nantucket – have won the Outstanding Volunteer Award for 2014.

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“Jill and Jim represent the best of community activism and giving back to your community,” says Dr. Margot Hartmann, President and CEO of Nantucket Cottage Hospital.  “Without the funding that was a direct result of Jill and Jim’s efforts, we simply would not be able to provide this advanced oncology care.”


Charlene Thurston, Program Director for Nantucket Cottage Hospital, says, “We want to ‘Thank You’ Jill and Jim for everything you have done and for raising these funds for the benefit of these patients and families on the island who are dealing with this disease of cancer.”

For more information on Jill and Jim’s efforts, watch this short clip from Philanthropy Day:

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