Community Hero Spotlight: Thomas Bresette

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.




April 2017 Community Hero


Thomas Bresette is the chief operating officer of the Nantucket Golf Club and the executive director of the Nantucket Golf Club Foundation which has raised almost $20 million over 15 years for the benefit of Nantucket’s youth. Beyond his day job, Tommy volunteers to help the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Palliative and Supportive Care on Nantucket, A Safe Place Nantucket, Holidays for Heroes and the Nantucket Athenaeum. Tom is everywhere, all the time!  Upon accepting the 2016 Tim Russert Spirit of Hope Award, Tommy stated, “I have given so much, so much more is required.”



Each Community Hero is awarded $1,000 toward a charity of their choice. Tommy will be sending his $1,000 donation from the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation to the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club.

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