Community Hero Spotlight: Tom and Pauline Proch

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 Heroes Tom and Pauline Proch


December 2018 Community Hero


Tom and Pauline Proch met while working on Nantucket in 1986. Inspiring and giving to so many, Pauline worked at the Nantucket AIDS Network, the Community School and is now leading the charge at the Egan Maritime Institute as executive director. After retiring from his career as executive chef at the Club Car, Tom is now head of the Nantucket High School Culinary Program, a program that gives an opportunity for every student to learn how to prepare healthy, if not gourmet, meals.


Tom and Pauline Proch are sending their $1,000 donation from the Blue Hills Bank Foundation to the Nantucket Education Trust.


Thank you, Tom and Pauline, for your tireless commitment to Nantucket.