Local Fundraising

Masey Kaplan, Founder/Owner
Demetra Giatas
Dir. of Mktg/Community Relations
Close Buy

Fundraising locally –
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NECN Business Segment
Featuring Close Buy

A beach child of the Connecticut coastline, Masey Kaplan made her way up the similarly salty coast of Maine in 1997. In 2010, armed with a background in graphic design, and fueled by a desire to create a fundraising system that served everyone (families, schools and local vendors), she created the first Close Buy catalog of local goods for three pilot schools. In 2011 the number of participating schools jumped to 45, and in 2012, 77 schools and non-profit organizations used Close Buy to fundraise. Close Buy is now officially available to any New England school or non-profit.