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United Way honors Richard and Lisa Oliver

Couple will receive 2022 Visionary Award

Lisa and Richard Oliver of Cotuit are being recognized with the 2022 Cape and Islands United Way Visionary Award, honoring their long-standing commitment to the United Way and beyond.

The award will be presented at the Cape and Islands United Way annual fundraising gala, Best Night, on June 26 at the Pelham House in Dennis Port. The Oliver family moved to the Cape five years ago when Lisa

accepted the opportunity to lead The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, where she is now Chair, President and CEO. Richard had a distinguished career in banking and is now retired.

The Olivers have made quite an impression on Cape Cod in such a short period of time. That is no surprise to August Napoli, President/CEO of the Greater Cleveland Area United Way where Lisa and Richard were leaders in terms of giving, and the support they provided to so many organizations. “It was remarkable and memorable,” he added.

“The visionary leadership they showed in Cleveland, Ohio, has been replicated in an equally impactful way here on the Cape”, said Mark Skala, President/CEO of the Cape and Islands United Way.

Pictured from left to right: Kelly Skala, Mark Skala, Lisa Oliver, and Richard Oliver.

“It truly is amazing what two people can accomplish when united,” Skala said.

“The list of nonprofits that have benefited from Richard and Lisa’s time, treasure and talent is inspiring. Our community is the beneficiary of their continued philanthropy.”

“We’re honored to receive such an award from the United Way,” said Lisa Oliver. “For us, giving back to our community is part of who we are. We believe in helping others, supporting our neighbors, and working together to make our community stronger.”

In addition to their decades-long support of the United Way, the Olivers have been involved in many nonprofits, serving on several boards while in Ohio and now on the Cape. Lisa serves on the boards of the Cape Cod Foundation and the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and as chair of the Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod Charitable Foundation Trust, which she established in 2018.

Oliver Family at Best Night 2018

This is the third annual Visionary Award presentation. Previous winners are Tony Shepley, president of Shepley Wood Products, and Shawn DeLude, president of Nauset Disposal. The Visionary Award was established to recognize individuals who “don’t see things are they are but what they could be.”

To learn more about Best Night, visit


About The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod

The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod is an independent mutual community bank with more than $1.3B in assets and 170 employees. The Coop delivers a robust suite of digital and traditional banking products including mobile and online banking, person-to-person payments, business loans, mortgages, cash management, credit cards, merchant card transaction processing, payroll services and checking and savings accounts. The bank also offers dedicated staff and customized programs to support small businesses, a major driver of the regional economy.

Through The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod Charitable Foundation Trust, the bank is a prominent philanthropic partner with local nonprofits addressing needs and challenges of the community. Headquartered in Hyannis, The Coop also operates nine full-service branch locations throughout Cape Cod and a mortgage office in Provincetown. For additional information, please visit, or call 508-568-3400.

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