Community Hero Spotlight: Peter Mackay

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.


Community Hero Peter-Mackay


March 2017 Community Hero


Peter Mackay has been working as the social worker for Nantucket Cottage Hospital for more than 30 years and helped to create and oversee several transportation funds for children, patients with cancer, and patients who are in financial need. These funds insure patients get to appointments on the mainland, if needed. Peter also created a discretionary fund to meet other needs such as purchasing medications that otherwise would not be taken and helped to start interpreter services at NCH. When Peter sees a need, he works diligently to fill it and to ensure those who need care have access.



Each Community Hero is awarded $1,000 toward a charity of their choice. Peter will be sending his $1,000 donation from the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation to Nantucket’s Holiday for Heroes Fund.

Thank you, Peter, for all you’ve done and continue to do for the people of Nantucket.