We believe strongly in giving back to our community. E.J. and his wife Terry have been active participants across Cape Cod for decades, donating their time and money to a wide variety of philanthropic endeavors.
For 20 years, E.J. ran the Joe Cronin Memorial Fishing Tournament, which benefits The Jimmy Fund and is held every August at Crosby Yacht Yard, Nauticus Marina, and Oyster Harbors Marine in Osterville. This tournament has become the largest private, one-day fundraiser for the fund, raising a staggering $5.5 million dollars over the past 23 years.
E.J. and Terry currently serve as co-chairs for the Cape Cod Fall Classic, which benefits The Genesis Foundation for Children. In 2013, E.J. founded the Big 3 Fishing Tournament that benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod and the Islands and now is co-chair along with his wife Terry.
Among many other charities that E.J. and Terry both support personally (and as part of their company policy) are the Special Olympics of Cape Cod & Islands, the American Red Cross, HopeHealth, The March of Dimes, The Cape Cod Times Needy Fund, Nantucket Boys’ and Girls’ Club, HAC Playhouse, Cape Abilities, Adopt an Island, The Mark Fidrych Foundation, The Patrick M. Butler Charitable Foundation, Osterville Rotary and the Jordyn Cook Epilepsy Fund, Inc.
“I’m just happy I can do something good for people,” E.J. says. “If we can make a difference in people’s lives that is what it’s all about.”
In 2013, E.J. was honored by the American Red Cross Cape Cod and Islands Chapter in Hyannis as a community service hero during a ceremony that recognized ordinary citizens who have committed countless hours of service to an organization in the community.
“E.J. Jaxtimer is the perfect example of how a successful businessman can make a difference for those in need,” said Hilary Greene, executive director of the Hyannis chapter. “He’s a hero to many people for his selfless work.”