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Advancing Healthcare, Elevating Lives Campaign


New MassBay Center, Plaza View


Our Message

In January 2024, MassBay Community College will open the doors to its beautiful, new Center for Health Sciences, Early Childhood, and Human Services in Framingham, Massachusetts. The Center will offer programs that prepare students to enter health and human services careers that advance their own lives, improve the lives of others, and transform their communities. By pursuing simulation-based training and education at MassBay, tomorrow’s nurses, radiological technicians, surgical technicians, emergency medical technicians, early childhood educators, and social workers will receive both a high-quality educational experience and valuable clinical experience at local hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and numerous other institutions.

Contribution from Middlesex Savings Bank Dr. David Podell, President of MassBay, and Mike McAuliffe, President and CEO of Middlesex Savings Bank, presenting a donation of 100,000 dollars. Thank you. The creation of MassBay’s new training and education facility in Framingham will enable the College to serve more students than ever before. For decades to come, the lives of toddlers, seniors, individuals dealing with illness, disability, and issues such as addiction, will be transformed by the skill and dedication of MassBay’s highly-trained health and human services graduates who have benefitted from the Center’s programs.

The Opportunity

The Center is the first-ever permanent building constructed specifically for MassBay over its 60-year history. The Greater Boston Regional Workforce Planning Group, convened by the Governor’s Skills Cabinet in 2017, identified health care as the largest employment sector in the region. With a growing population of people 55 years of age and older, the existing gap between supply and demand for health care professionals is expected to reach critical levels in the coming decade. Recognizing the need for a sophisticated health and human services training hub in MetroWest, the Commonwealth invested $57 million in this project, with substantial effort put forward by Massachusetts’ top elected leadership.

“MassBay is a community college… we are publicly funded, but not 100%… so we rely very much on donors… on the generosity of individuals, foundations, companies, banks, and organizations to help us fulfill this dream.”
—  MassBay President David Podell, Ph.D.

Architectual Rendering of Cafe and Lobby of New Framingham MassBay Building

Framingham Topping-off Ceremony


The Challenge

At the same time, the MassBay Foundation committed to its first-ever capital campaign. Funding will support construction, as well as the furniture, fixtures, and equipment necessary to provide tomorrow’s professionals with a 21st century facility that befits a 21st century education.

The College and Foundation have raised $5,427,000 toward the $5 million goal. For the current fiscal year (ending June 30, 2024), MassBay is eligible to receive $1 for every $2 dollars it raises from private sources from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (up to $333,333).


Will you help MassBay transform the lives of students, families, and whole communities by making a gift to MassBay’s campaign?

Campaign Steering Committee

President Podell accepts donation from Avidia BankDavid Bennett, Senior Vice President, Middlesex Savings Bank

Kip Hollister, Founder and CEO, The Hollister Group, Boston

Sandy Lish, Principal/Co-Founder, The Castle Group, Boston; Trustee, MassBay Community College

Ilissa Povich, J.D., Investigator, Harvard University Office of Dispute Resolution

Richard L. Schmalensee, Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus, MIT Sloan School of Management

Robert A. Sherman (Honorary member), Senior Counsel, Greenberg Traurig; Former United States Ambassador to Portugal, Obama Administration

Lawrence H. Summers, Ph.D. (Honorary Member), Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus, Harvard University; Secretary of the Treasury, Clinton Administration; Director, National Economic Council, Obama Administration

Framingham Center Advisory Committee

Greg Bunn, Executive Director, MassHire Metro South/West Workforce Board

Martin Cohen, President and CEO, MetroWest Health Foundation

Lino Covarrubias, Chief Executive Officer, Jewish Family Services

Susan Gentili, Chief Executive Director, South Middlesex Opportunity Council

Diane Gould, LICSW, President and CEO, Advocates

Lynne Davis, Ed.D., Dean of Health Sciences, MassBay Community College

Michelle Drolet, Founder & CEO, Towerwall, Inc. (past member of MassBay Community College Foundation)

Jay Kim, Executive Director, Community Foundation for MetroWest

Helen LeMoine, former Executive Director, Leadership MetroWest

Rev. Dr. J. Anthony Lloyd, Greater Framingham Community Church

Susan Maggioni, Ph.D., Assistant Provost, MassBay Community College

Bill Raynor, retired Director of Athletics and Special Assistant to the President, MassBay Community College

Rebecca Sendak, Ph.D., Head of R&D North America hub, Sanofi Genzyme

Michele Sinopoli, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Saint Vincent Hospital and MetroWest Medical Center

Dr. Robert A. Tremblay, Superintendent, Framingham Public Schools


MassBay Board of Trustees

Diane Schmalensee, Chair, Schmalensee Partners

Tobey Choate, Choate Associates, LLC

Derin Saunders, Student Trustee


Sandy Lish, The Castle Group

Ilissa Povich, Harvard University Office of Dispute Resolution

Mikael Pyrtel, Pyrtel Global

Rodolpho Sanz, BRZ Insurance

Liliana Silva, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

Dune Thorne, Brown Advisory

Wendy Vincent, Crescent Advisors, LLC

MassBay Foundation Board of Directors

Rebecca Kannam, former CFO, Wellesley activist and volunteer

Joseph Asaya, Boston Scientific, Global Business Services

Thomas Cleverdon, TC Cleverdon & Associates, Inc.

James J. McKenzie, former Chair, Attorney at Law

Howard Ferris, former Dean, MassBay Transportation & Energy Division

Stephen Hibbard, Middleton & Company (Ret.)

Tony Loftis, Communications Consultant

Todd Ofenloch, Managing Director, H.I.G. Capital

Stacy Okada, Researcher, Next Generation Sequencing


Ways to Give

Donating to MassBay Community College is an investment in the future. Every gift impacts the lives of students and their families, leading to transformational change.

Once you have decided that you would like to support MassBay’s campaign, there are many ways in which you can choose to make a gift.  Most donors find that they can increase the size of their gift if they can make payments over a period of time. Donors are encouraged to make pledges over a 36-month period (four tax years), allowing tax deductions for each year in which payments are made.

For more information, please contact Liz Borg, Campaign Director



Technology has changed how many donors make, track and maximize their charitable giving. Payments are made automatically, more efficiently and cost-effectively, while monthly statements provide required IRS documentation. Donations made on credit cards can accrue rewards points, and some companies allow for the redemption of points to make charitable donations. Your credit card company can provide more information about its giving program.

To give online with your credit card, follow the instructions on the online giving form. You can make your gift as a one-time payment or spread your gift into equal installments over a specified number of months. You can also set up a convenient recurring gift; MassBay will charge your credit card the amount you specify each month until you tell us to stop.


Support the MassBay Center for Health Sciences, Early Childhood, and Human Services  


Support the MassBay Center for Health Sciences, Early Childhood, and Human Services



Donor-Advised Funds

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a giving program that allows you to support your favorite charities easily. You may also be eligible for certain tax benefits. An increasingly popular charitable vehicle, DAFs are an excellent way to simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals.
If you already benefit from donor-advised funds and would like to send a gift to MassBay, please make checks payable to MassBay Community College Foundation and mail them to the following address:

MassBay Community College
50 Oakland Street
Wellesley Hills, MA02481
MassBay Community College Foundation’s tax identification number is 22-2581930.

To pay by mail with a check:

  1. Make your check payable to MassBay Community College Foundation.
  2. Mail your gift to MassBay Community College, 50 Oakland Street, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

Matching Gift Prrograms

Some companies have matching gift programs in which the company may match an employee’s gift in greater or lesser amounts. If you or your spouse/partner are affiliated with such a company and would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please forward the company’s matching gift form with your signed pledge card.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

Gifts of appreciated securities may enable you to give more than you thought possible. Stocks and bonds that have appreciated in value and have been held for more than 12 months may be donated with distinct advantages to the donor and MassBay.

Planned Gifts

Bequests, endowed gifts, and other planned gifts are unique opportunities to support MassBay. Please let us know if you would like information about the many ways to make a tax-deductible donation.

Gifts Of Real Estate, Life Insurance, and Other Personal Property

Gifts of real estate, life insurance, and other personal property are also accepted and may offer certain advantages to a donor. Your tax attorney, accountant, or financial advisor can help you determine the most advantageous form of giving to suit your particular tax or financial situation. If you need a referral, MassBay can provide a list of local professionals.

In-Kind Gifts

In-kind giving can have a major impact on reducing the cost of construction and renovation projects. For example, corporate suppliers of building and landscaping materials gift materials to an organization to reduce the cost of building and renovation.

Donor Recognition

All campaign donors of $1,000 or more will be recognized on our campaign donor wall.

Named Giving Opportunities

Named giving opportunities are available for all gifts of $10,000 and more.

Read see a List of MassBay Naming Opportunities →



Support the MassBay Center for Health Sciences, Early Childhood, and Human Services  


Support the MassBay Center for Health Sciences, Early Childhood, and Human Services