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About Us

The MassBay Foundation Board of Directors is a dedicated group of volunteers MassBay champions who believe in the transformative power of a MassBay education and marvel at the resiliency of its students. We honor the tenacious spirit of MassBay students and alumni by leading and supporting the fundraising initiatives of MassBay Community College.


The Foundation Board enhances the vitality of the College by promoting investment from external sources, growing the endowment, awarding scholarships and creating partnerships for learning. In so doing, the Foundation seeks to be a catalyst for transforming the College by supporting educational excellence and achievement.


The Foundation aspires to be a national leader among its community college peers in building and engaging a community of support, increasing the College’s revenue base to support scholarship awards, meet its capital needs, and contribute to the overall fiscal strength of the institution.


Dr. David Podell


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We invite you to join us. Here’s why:

Every gift matters: 100% of your gift will go towards scholarships or other needed financial assistance for deserving students who might not otherwise be able to fully fund their education — recent high school graduates, mothers, fathers, veterans, and other nontraditional students — who often juggle jobs, family life, and multiple priorities while pursuing their degrees or certificates.

Small gifts have big impact: A gift of $250 covers books and other costs not covered by financial aid. The ability to pay for these additional expenses can make or break a student’s decision to remain in school. A gift of $500 can help a student pay for one class per semester. A one-time gift of $5,000 endows a scholarship in perpetuity.

MassBay is an amazing value for our students and YOU: In 2015, MassBay was ranked No. 1 in Massachusetts, No. 2 in New England, and No. 16 nationwide among two-year colleges by the Brookings Institution for best value. MassBay was also ranked in the Top 50 for value among all two- and four-year colleges nationwide. The rating was based on the earnings outcome of our graduates compared to the cost of education.

Our students start here, and truly go anywhere: In recent years, our graduates have moved onto various colleges, such as Harvard, MIT, Dartmouth, Wellesley, UMass Amherst, UMass Boston, Boston, etc. Alumni work in all sorts of industry, such as college presidents and professors, nurses and medical technicians, teachers and social workers, artists and interior designers, software developers and engineers, automotive technicians, criminal justice professionals and scientists active in research. 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.