Our story

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;  indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."                                                                                                                           ~ Margaret Mead

A local 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Hannon Foundation Inc. was formed to assist families in eastern Massachusetts who are in financial crisis due to a parent’s loss of employment, or a family member’s medical condition. Our goal and our mission is to help our community one family at a time.

Our 2015 golf tournament was the inspiration for creating the foundation. The tournament was held in support of the 2-year old son of a friend who was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. The money raised at that tournament allowed dad to take time off work to be with his son during chemotherapy, scans and transfusions, and to spend time with the rest of his family. Nicholas remains in good health and has no evidence of disease!            

There are stories like this everywhere, and we were inspired to keep going.  And so the Foundation was formed.

Since then, The Foundation has seen continued to grown and in 2019 our first team of 21 runners raised over $11K by participating in the Falmouth Road Race. 

*** 2020 Hannon Open Cancellation ***
Due to recommendations from the CDC for social distancing and to avoid large gatherings, The Hannon Foundation has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Hannon Open, which was to be held on Friday, June 5th. While we had hoped that these circumstances would be short-lived, we want to ensure the health and safety of our golfers and volunteers.

You may be aware that we also have a running team that is scheduled to run in the 2020 Falmouth Road race. Let’s hope and pray that our community is on the mend and this event will continue as scheduled.

Our Foundation relies on these two events which together raise at least $60,000 and have a huge impact on what we can do for our community. Without the money these events raise, we will have to turn away needy families.

If you are a paid golfer, or a friend or business who has sent in a donation and/or sponsorship, we will be happy to work with you directly on a refund. Please contact us at info@hannonfoundation.com. We’d like to express our sincere gratitude for all who support our events year after year. The Hannon Foundation has been able to help so many wonderful and deserving families because of you!        #2020HannonOpen #THF