Community Development Partnership announces transition

Community Development Partnership announces transition

The Community Development Partnership (CDP), a non-profit organization creating opportunities for people to live, work and thrive on the Lower Cape, is pleased to announce that Britt Beedenbender has been hired as its Director of Development & Communications. Beedenbender succeeds Moira Noonan-Kerry who has filled the role for the past four and a half years and was with the organization in a variety of positions for fourteen years. Noonan-Kerry is taking on a new career challenge.

“Moira’s legacy of accomplishment at the CDP includes hundreds of small business on the Lower Cape who are stronger thanks to her work.  After taking some time off for her family, Moira returned to the CDP to work with me to broaden our base of financial support and raise the CDP’s profile in the community,” said Jay Coburn, Executive Director. “I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her and know she will always be a cheerleader for the work we do.”

The Director of Development & Communications is responsible for ensuring achievement of the organization’s fundraising and communication goals through collaboration, strategy, planning and execution.

Beedenbender has served in a number of development and communications positions at the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in Yarmouth Port over the past nine years. Since 2012, she has been Associate Director of Development. She has extensive experience in donor cultivation and stewardship, grant proposal development, communications strategy and creative marketing. Previously she was a Development Consultant to area non-profits, a contributing writer for ArtScope Magazine and the Barnstable Patriot as well as Executive Director of the Centerville Historical Museum. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Britt and her incredible energy and expertise to the CDP,” commented Coburn.  “Britt is the right person to help us build support and the resources we need for the future.  I am excited to have her on our team.”

Beedenbender has been a resident of Barnstable for 15+ years. She is a volunteer for the Marine Mammal Rescue team of IFAW, and is active in her community on a number of issues that are also priorities for the CDP.

As the CDP’s Director of Development & Communications, Beedenbender will lead the organization’s efforts to expand its base of donors and tell the important stories of Lower Cape residents who are thriving thanks to the CDP’s programs.

Beedenbender began her position with the organization on July 31, 2017.


The Community Development Partnership supports an array of programs that strengthen our Lower Cape community, providing greater opportunities for all who live here to thrive.

Our work starts with creating affordable homes—so essential to a healthy economy, but a real challenge in communities like ours where seasonal and vacation dynamics drive the market beyond the reach of many who live and work locally all year round.

We also work to launch entrepreneurs and strengthen local businesses. We believe a vibrant future depends on sustaining traditional industries and inspiring new ones—especially when they’re based on renewable natural resources such as fishing, farming, art and hospitality.

In all that we do, we aim to protect the natural environment around us—preserving the character and sustaining the future of this special place we call home.

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