The Jaxtimer Family believes in giving back to their community and have been active philanthropists across Cape Cod for decades. “My wife Terry and I actively participate in our community in order to instill this responsibility in our three sons,” E.J. says. Supporting local charities is very important to the Jaxtimers, both in their personal lives and as part of their company philosophy. For 20 years, E.J. was chair of the Joe Cronin Memorial Fishing Tournament, which benefits The Jimmy Fund, raising $4.5 million. E.J. and Terry then went on to co-chair the Cape Cod Fall Classic benefiting The Genesis Foundation for Children for 11 years and raising over $1 million. In 2013, E.J. founded the Big 3 Fishing Tournament. $1.6 million has been raised in the last 5 years to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod and the Islands. The Charter Cup Fishing Tournament is E.J.’s most recent philanthropic endeavor. In just 2 years (and with help from the local business community), the Charter Cup Fishing Tournament has raised over $128,000 for 10 local charities.Among many other charities that E.J. and Terry both support personally (and as part of their company policy) are the American Red Cross, Barnstable Education Foundation, Barnstable Youth Hockey Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands, Camp Sunshine, Cape Abilities, Cape and Island United Way, Cape Cod Charitable Foundation, Cape Cod Child Development, Cape Cod Healthcare, Gosnold on Cape Cod, Habitat for Humanity Cape Cod, Hope Health - McCarthy Center, Housing Assistance Corp, Hyannis Youth Community Center, May Institute, Special Olympics of Cape Cod and WellStrong.In 2013, E.J. was honored by the American Red Cross Cape Cod and Islands Chapter 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.” In 2017, E.J. received the HBRACC Building Community Award. This award is given to members who consistently, through philanthropic efforts, build communities, transform lives, and promote positive images of Cape Cod’s building industry. “I’m just happy I can do something good for people. If we can make a difference in people’s lives that is what it’s all about,” E.J. says.
“When we approached E.J. and Terry about ideas to extend our memorial walkway, we never imagined the incredibly beautiful gift that has become our McCarthy Care Center Garden. Each patient room looks out to some portion of the garden that provides three-season blooms and color, and a peaceful winter landscape. The garden has hosted a wedding, provided needed respite for families, and welcomed patients to warm themselves in the summer sun. We are forever grateful to Jaxtimer Landscaping for their generosity and their vision to create this beautiful space.”
Pauline Neves, VP of Philanthropy - HopeHealth