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Homeport by the Bay 2019 – A Huge Success!

May 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Rich Delaney, CCS President & CEO, kicking off the evening.

What an incredible evening! This year’s Homeport by the Bay gala and benefit auction held on May 30 at Wequassett Resort was a smashing success.

Thanks to those in attendance, we raised an astounding $110,000 to support the Center’s research, rescue and education programs; of this, more than $60,000 was pledged during Fund-A-Need which directly benefits the groundbreaking work conducted by Dr. Jooke Robbins and the Humpback Whale Studies Program.

Raising the bids high!

A percentage of the income generated is reserved for the Ruth Hiebert Memorial Fellowship, which provides annual scholarships to outstanding women who are pursuing careers in marine science. This year the Fellowship will be awarded in the fall at a special event celebrating women in science. Stay tuned for more details later this summer.


The evening was filled with so much generosity that Dan Wolfe (left) was moved to give his whale tie to Rich Delaney (right)!

Jenny Burkhardt and Dr. Graham Geise

An array of auction items.

Dawson Farber (left) presenting Dr. Charles “Stormy” Mayo (right) with the beautiful print “Cetacea” by Wendell Graham.


We are very grateful for the support of the following 2019 Corporate Sponsors and Homeport Patrons:

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors & Homeport Patrons!

Bay State Cruise Company, Boston Harbor Cruises, Cape Air, Cape Cod Five, Cape Cod Life Publications, Dolphin Fleet, Napi’s Restaurant, Nauset Marine, Provincetown Aquasports

Aquatic Adventures, Nauset Disposal, Seamen’s Bank

Ed Feijo/Coldwell Banker

8 Dyer, Harwich Port Boat Yard, Joseph H. Helfgot Foundation, Land Ho! Restaurant, Rogers & Gray Insurance, Robert Paul Properties, Tocci and Lee, LLC, Truro Vineyards

Scott Allegretti, DDS, Liz Frankel & Charlie Steinhorn, Roy F. Coppedge, Mary Beth & Stephen Daniel, Judy & Dan Katz, Pam & John King, Melinda Krasting, Harriet & Richard Larsen, Jeanne Leszczynski & Diane DiCarlo, Jeanne McNett & Nick Athenassiou, Nan Poor, Jan & Herb Raffaele, Alix Ritchie, Mary & James Sexton

Special thanks to Rosemary G. Conroy for the use of her beautiful painting “Lady in Waiting” to promote Homeport.

We are also grateful to Stem to Stern Floral Studio for the stunning flower arrangements and centerpieces.

Artist Rosemary Conroy and husband Chris Conroy and “Lady in Waiting”

Stem to Stern floral arrangements


Homeport 2019 is sold out.
Thank you for your interest and support!

Thursday, May 30th
6-9 PM at
Wequassett Resort
on Pleasant Bay

This gala event features the company of friends and CCS staff and scientists, lively conversation and fine dining, the thrill of a live auction, and a presentation by our very own Dr. Jooke Robbins, who will address the subject of whales, and whale research in a changing climate.

Tickets are $195 per person; a table for ten, with special recognition as a CCS Patron, is $2,000.

This event benefits the Center for Coastal Studies’ research, rescue, and education programs. A portion of the proceeds also benefits the Ruth Hiebert Memorial Fellowship, which provides annual scholarships to outstanding women associated with the Center for Coastal Studies who are pursuing studies in marine science.





May 30, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
2173 Route 28
Harwich, MA 02645
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