Welcome Evelyn Nelson as Director of Business Development


Hyannis, MA — The Cape and Islands United Way, a leading social impact nonprofit in the region has welcomed Evelyn (Evy) Nelson as the Director of Business Development. Ms. Nelson was previously the Vice President of Development for South Shore Habitat for Humanity and brings 20 years of experience to the Cape and Islands United Way.


While at the South Shore Habitat for Humanity, Ms. Nelson lead the development division and her efforts advanced the organization’s fundraising program to support expansion of affordable housing throughout the South Shore. She had previously served as Philanthropy Officer for South Shore Health and as Interim Director of Development for the Talking Information Center (TIC).


“We are so pleased to welcome Evy to our small and mighty team,” said Mark Skala, President & CEO of the Cape and Islands United Way. “She is sure to make a significant impact within our community.”


Ms. Nelson, a resident of Falmouth, studied at the Questrom School of Business at Boston University, and at the University of New Hampshire. She has received accolades for her savvy and successful fundraising skills. As a Cape Cod native, Evy loves the ocean, travel, and - most of all - time with family and friends. Her personal motto is “invest in memories”.


At the Cape and Islands United Way, Ms. Nelson will be responsible for creating new strategies for growth and engagement. Her skills in fundraising and community involvement will be important for continuing to expand the reach of the Cape and Islands United Way as well as continuing to create partnerships which support the community through philanthropy, education, advocacy, and service.



About The Cape and Islands United Way

The Cape and Islands United Way partners with donors, volunteers, and nonprofit organizations, they unite to improve lives and build stronger communities on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket. Find out more about the Cape and Islands United Way, by visiting https://www.capeandislandsuw.org/