Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club Honored as Outstanding Business of the Year at 2011 Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod

Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club of Brewster, a long-time supporter of Latham Centers, was named Outstanding Business/Organization at the 2011 Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod held November 1st.  Presented by The Planned Giving Council of Cape Cod, Robert J. Newman, General Manager of Ocean Edge and Latham board member, accepted the award on behalf of Corcoran Jennison Hospitality Company, the Ocean Edge parent company, in front of a sell-out crowd of 550 non-profit professionals, board members, Cape Cod community and business leaders, and philanthropists.
The annual award is presented to 
“a business/organization that has demonstrated outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement in response to local needs.”  Ocean Edge was nominated by seven Cape nonprofits including Latham Centers, the Town of Brewster, Nauset Youth Alliance, Brewster Conservation Trust, the Brewster Baseball Club/Brewster Whitecaps, the Brewster Brew Run to benefit Brewster Fire & Rescue, and the Brewster Chamber of Commerce/Brewster in Bloom.  Ocean Edge has worked closely with Latham Centers for more than five years in helping to provide quality treatment and residential programs for children and adults with behavioral, developmental and physical disabilities on Cape Cod.
“Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club acts both locally and regionally to affect positive change in a multitude of diverse areas beyond Latham, including youth, conservation, education/recreation, safety, and many others,” according to Keith W. Bradley, Chair of the Latham Centers Board of Directors. 
In 2008, Mr. Newman was the recipient of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award for his many contributions to the Cape Cod community.  Under Mr. Newman’s leadership, Ocean Edge has dedicated significant time and in-kind resources toward supporting a wide array of Cape nonprofits.  Newman currently serves on Latham Centers’ finance committee.  Ocean Edge was recognized by Latham Centers in 2010 when it was awarded the Roy T. Morgan Community Award for its outstanding service in support of Latham’s children’s and adult programs.
In the past year alone, Ocean Edge has devoted major philanthropic support to the community, totaling more than $100,000 in in-kind services, including Ocean Edge staff time.  The resort has also issued numerous gift certificates supporting local charity fundraisers throughout Cape Cod and neighboring areas.
“Ocean Edge’s contributions to organizations like Latham have been invaluable in supporting and advancing our not-for-profit missions,” adds Anne McManus, Executive Director of Latham Centers.  “Every event that Ocean Edge hosts is top-notch, and the staff and facilities are nothing but exceptional. We are beyond grateful to them.”
To read the Cape Cod Times November 2 coverage of Philanthropy Day 2011, CLICK HERE.

Contributed by:
Gerry Desautels (Dez-oh-tel), M.Ed.
Director of Development
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