FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MassBay Community College Foundation Board Member David S. Kennedy (Photo/David Kennedy).
WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass. (April 27, 2023) — David S. Kennedy of Wellesley, MA has been approved to join the MassBay Community College Foundation Board. He began his three-year term in March and attended his first Foundation Board meeting on March 22.
The MassBay 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.
Kennedy is a senior fixed income portfolio manager at Columbia Threadneedle Investments and co-head of the liability-driven investment (LDI) portfolio solutions team. His team develops custom de-risking strategies for US corporate defined benefit plans. In addition, he manages fixed income portfolios for select institutional clients. He has managed several fixed income mutual funds, including a Total Return Fund voted “Best-in-Class” by Mutual Fund Magazine (2000, 2001) as well as the Morningstar 5-Star rated Columbia Inflation Protected Securities Fund.
“We are pleased to welcome Mr. Kennedy to the Board,” said MassBay Associate Vice President of Advancement Jeremy Solomon. “His broad knowledge of investment strategies, robust professional network, and his firm commitment to serving our community will mesh well with the current and future needs of the Board. Adding a professional of his stature and accomplishment strengthens our Board and will ultimately help us assure we continue to successfully support our students as they grapple with financial needs. We are grateful he has decided to join our cause.”
In addition to his role on the Foundation Board, Kennedy serves as a trustee of National Braille Press (NBP), a Boston-based organization advocating Braille literacy and developing Braille material. Since joining NBP’s board in 2000, he has served as vice chair of the board as well as chair of the investment committee and development committee. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard University and a B.A. in Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross.
MassBay Community College is the most affordable higher education option in MetroWest Boston, offering a robust portfolio of courses and more than 70 associate degree and certificate programs with flexible day, evening, and weekend classes in Ashland, Framingham, Wellesley Hills, and online. MassBay students receive an unmatched educational value by earning stackable credits that transfer to bachelor’s degree programs, and workforce-ready skills necessary to advance careers in high-demand fields such as health and life sciences, automotive technology, engineering, business, cybersecurity, and the humanities. MassBay’s Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) and Practical Nursing (LPN) programs were both ranked as the #1 Nursing Program in Massachusetts in 2020-2021 by national nursing advocacy organizations RegisteredNursing.org, and PracticalNursing.org. Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and remains firmly committed to its mission of meeting the needs of the diverse local communities it serves. We value the intrinsic worth of all individuals, collectively in pursuit of inclusiveness and prioritize our work towards achieving equity within our community and beyond.