MassBay Foundation

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MassBay Foundation

Welcome From the Foundation

As a member of the MassBay Community College Foundation, I want to thank you for visiting the Foundation pages. I am delighted to share with you the Foundation’s vision for the College and to welcome your involvement.

The Foundation exists solely to support the College and our students and to provide constructive links to the local community. Our Foundation board is composed of community leaders who are dedicated to ensuring that our students have the best educational opportunities and that the College has the resources to make that possible. Historically, community colleges have been supported primarily by tax dollars. Today, however, donations from individuals like you are essential to sustain and grow the quality and completeness of educational services to our students.

The purpose of the MassBay Community College Foundation is to support MassBay Community College and its students. The Foundation accepts gifts of cash, securities, property, and materials on behalf of the College. The Foundation promotes MassBay Community College through the media, publications, and by personal testimony of its members and is building long-range security for the College through its various programs.

  • Friend-raising
  • Focus on scholarship
  • Building links with the community
  • One-on-one fund-raising
  • Employee involvement

At MassBay Community College, our focus is on students. Whether preparing them to transfer to a 4-year institution or training them for jobs within the local community, we help them to achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Your gift, large or small will make the difference in our student’s education and help us achieve our goal. I hope you will join us in our challenge.

The MassBay Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c) 3, making all gifts to the Foundation tax deductible. To make a gift, click on the "Donate Now” button on the right of all our Foundation pages.  This is an exciting endeavor; there is nothing more inspiring to educators than to hear about the successes of our students.

Again, thank you for visiting our website. Please check back from time to time for updates on the Foundation.

If you would like to discuss how you might help the Foundation help the College, please contact me directly by e-mail: or phone: 774-204-0700 or Mary Shia, Vice President Institutional Advancement & Alumni Relations and Executive Director MassBay Foundation, email: or phone: 781-239-3123.

Thank you for your interest and support.


Michelle Drolet

The MassBay Foundation

The continued growth of the MassBay Foundation is vital in supporting student scholarships, community services and open access to higher education, thereby ensuring MassBay’s reputation as one of the finest community colleges in Massachusetts. The Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. All gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law.