New Foundation Created to Benefit Cape Tech Students


HARWICH – The Cape Cod Regional Technical High School has announced the creation of their new Cape Cod Tech Foundation.

Superintendent Bob Sanborn said that the plans for the program date back to the founding of the school.

“There’s documents of some of the founding members of the school committee trying to get a Cape Cod Tech Foundation.”

Cape Cod Tech has tried to form such a group in the past, but was never able to get a program with 501C(3) nonprofit status.

“We’ve been lucky over the years. Members of the community have given to our school in one way or another and now we have that structure that is advantageous for giving to vocational technical education,” said Sanborn.

The foundation’s goal is to raise private funds for future programming, scholarships, and provide funds for other educational uses by staff and students.

“Anything that these kids need will be my mantra. What can we do to raise more money to help these kids. It’s complementing all the good work that’s being done by the teachers and staff,” said Executive Director of the foundation Bob Eckel.

This new program also coincides with the ahead-of-schedule construction of a new addition to the school.

The building will have a community-accessible restaurant, gym, and cosmetology department.

“There’s a lot of need on the Cape. Our students are no exception,” said Sanborn.

“And there are things that we may want to be doing programming wise in the future as well, which may involve smaller size capital campaigns of interest to some people in the community. But between need of students, through scholarships, tool-ships—sometimes just a helping hand—this foundation along with financial help for programming I think is going to be essential moving forward.”

About Grady Culhane

Grady Culhane is a Cape Cod native from Eastham. He studied media communications at Cape Cod Community College and joined the News Center in 2019.
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