Cape Ann Development Warriors

Meets the third Thursday of every month: 8:30 – 9:30 AM, Chamber

Chair, Aria McElhenny

Staff Liaison, Bernie Romanowski, COO

Development Warriors are a group of fundraising professionals from nonprofits on Cape Ann and beyond. We meet monthly to share ideas, to learn from and support each other, and to promote collaboration among local charities for the greater good. We are a subcommittee of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce. To join the group or for more information email aria.mcelhenny@gmail.com.

If you are an active member of the Greater Cape Ann Chamber and you would like more information on joining the Development Warriors Committee, please fill out the below form.

Committee Members

The mission of Action Inc. is to build an equitable and resilient community by creating opportunities for all on Cape Ann.

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Backyard Growers cultivates healthy, connected, resilient communities by empowering people to grow their own food in school gardens, community gardens, backyards, and containers.

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Cape Ann Art Haven’s mission is to provide art education to all in our community regardless of skill level, background, or income

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Cape Ann Symphony fosters and promotes symphonic music to increase the musical enjoyment and knowledge of the public of Cape Ann and Boston’s North Shore.

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Discover Gloucester is the 501(c)6 non-profit destination marketing organization for the city. They work to share all of the area's attractions and experiential opportunities to visitors far and wide. Visit discovergloucester.com to learn more and plan your next getaway or local outing!

Essex County Community Foundation inspires philanthropy that strengthens the communities of Essex County by managing charitable assets, strengthening and supporting nonprofits and engaging in strategic community leadership initiatives.

ECCF - Creative Initiative

ECCF's Creative County Initiative, in partnership with the Barr Foundation strengthens the arts, culture, and creativity in the 34 Essex County communities by grant-making, leadership support, and other systems-based investments.

Greenbelt protects natural land and working farms across Essex County forever, conserving healthy ecosystems, clean water, local food supplies, climate resilience, scenic landscapes and free, accessible places for all to benefit from nature.

Gloucester Education Fun

The Gloucester Education Foundation drives innovation, encourages creativity, expands student opportunities, and empowers educators to strengthen teaching and learning in the Gloucester Public School District.

GMGI addresses critical challenges facing our oceans, human health and the environment through innovative scientific research and education.

VISION: Fishermen, farmers, scientists, and community learn, engage and eat together in a highly collaborative, food secure community. MISSION Facilitate agile, local food infrastructure, exchange, and training by harnessing past experience, understanding current reality, and shaping a view of the future that embraces land, sea & people as one interdependent system.

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The Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote its members, provide leadership and advocacy to grow the regional economy, celebrate our culture, and enhance the quality of life for the greater Cape Ann region.

Green Beverly helps ALL greater Beverly residents and businesses lead more sustainable lives through actionable information, inspiration, and education.

Hammond Castle Museum is a dynamic STEM museum offering temporary and permanent exhibits, cultural events, educational programming and membership opportunities. Built in the late 1920s as the home and laboratory of John Hays Hammond Jr., it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Lifebridge North Shore is committed to supporting homeless and vulnerable individuals in our communities by establishing access to resources that provide safety and promote healthy physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional development.

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Lanes Coven is an actor-driven theater company, striving to be the North Shore's premiere outdoor Shakespeare company. Our service is making low-cost theater, that everyone can enjoy. Whether indoors, outdoors, or collaborating with community partners, we will present innovative, family friendly fare.

Lifebridge North Shore is committed to supporting homeless and vulnerable individuals in our communities by establishing access to resources that provide safety and promote healthy physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional development.

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xplore, find inspiration, and take action with Mass Audubon as we protect the nature of Massachusetts by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today.

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Nurturing children and supporting families impacted by economic and social inequity through programs that educate, enrich, empower and motivate. Centers in Gloucester, Beverly and Salem.

Pear Associates helps mission-driven organizations become more fruitful through strategic planning, grant writing, and fundraising strategy and support.

Rockport Art Association & Museum’s mission is to foster the creation and appreciation of the fine arts through a rich and diverse program of exhibitions and educational offerings. RAA&M provides opportunities for a wide range of people to engage with art, maintains an impressive permanent collection and carries forth the legacy of its founders by inspiring and cultivating artistic excellence and creative community on Cape Ann and beyond.

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The 1926 National Historic Landmark Schooner Adventure, a living icon of fishing heritage, sails in service to the community providing maritime education sails to many who might not otherwise be able to experience it. During Gloucester's 400th anniversary, we aim to offer 25% more programming.

SLI provides affordable, appropriate housing for people with brain injury and community-based Neuro-specific programs for people with neurological disability of Eastern Massachusetts.

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The Open Door

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We are a nonprofit farm working to make a more equitable local food system and increase access to fresh, local produce for all.

TownGreen, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Gloucester, MA with a mission to increase the climate awareness of Cape Ann residents on the impact that climate change will have on our coastal region.

The Trustees of Reservations is a non-profit land conservation and historic preservation organization dedicated to preserving natural and historical places in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Wellspring House

Wellspring inspires families and adults on the North Shore to achieve employment and financial security through stable housing, education, job training and career readiness.

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