Each year Nantucket Bank asks members of the community to nominate local individuals and organizations that have had major impacts on their communities. The top 12 heroes are selected by a committee and featured in the following year’s Community Hero Calendar.
MEET CATHERINE WARD
May 2018 Community Hero
Catherine Ward is a longtime volunteer and president of the Hospital Thrift Shop and a board member for the Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Last year the Hospital Thrift Shop raised more than $400,000 and this year’s pledge is over $500,000. Every penny raised is earned by selling donated clothing, furniture, artwork, jewelry, and just about anything else that will have a new life after purchase. With a line around the block every year on opening day, Catherine has helped make the Hospital Thrift Shop a steady stream of revenue for the hospital and an island institution.
Catherine Ward is sending her $1,000 donation from the Blue Hills Bank Foundation to the Nantucket Cottage Hospital Capital Campaign.
Thank you, Catherine, for your continued dedication to the community.