Community Hero Spotlight: Catherine Ward

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.


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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.