Hyannis, Mass., May 18, 2022 -- Cape Abilities, a nonprofit organization supporting individuals with disabilities across Cape Cod, has hired Mairead Graf as its Director of Development. Graf comes to Cape Abilities from the Animal Rescue League of Boston, where she served as the organization’s first Cape Cod-based development officer. Between community involvement, volunteer efforts, and dedicated work, Graf brings a decade of experience in fundraising and event planning. She has a proven track record of success in connecting donor interests with community needs. “We are thrilled to welcome Mairead to Cape Abilities as our Director of Development,” said James Barnes, Vice President of Philanthropy and Engagement. “Her positive leadership will strengthen our team, while helping us to raise funds to continue providing top-class supports and services for individuals.” A Keene State College alum, Graf has been actively engaged with the Cape Cod community. She has served on several local nonprofit boards, including the Cape Cod Young Professionals, the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce, the Tony Kent Arena, and Leadership Cape Cod. “I have always held a strong affinity toward the mission of Cape Abilities. Visiting Cape Abilities Farm, Cape Abilities Thrift Shop, and seeing individuals from programs working hard in our community has always brought great joy, as I’m sure many can relate,” said Graf. “I look forward to building relationships with the many generous supporters of Cape Abilities, and engaging them in the opportunities they are providing for the individuals in our programs.” Graf lives in Dennis with her son, daughter, and husband, who is the band director at Mattacheese Middle School in the Dennis-Yarmouth school district. About Cape Abilities Founded in 1968, Cape Abilities is a 501 (c) (3) Massachusetts nonprofit organization whose mission is to support individuals with disabilities by educating, counseling, providing residential, social, therapeutic and employment supports so as to empower individuals to achieve meaningful and valued roles in society. The organization serves all of Cape Cod and has program centers in Hyannis and Falmouth, and operates two social enterprises, Cape Abilities Farm in Dennis and Cape Abilities Thrift in West Yarmouth.