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Your gift to CCAE will assure that we continue our mission—to explore, create, and grow!

During this time of growth and innovation at CCAE, we celebrate the fact that we are a welcoming place where people thirsty for knowledge come to engage in civil discourse on the events of the day, to learn, to celebrate, to create art, to read poetry, to gather together to nurture talent and pursue personal growth.

Tuition covers only 80% of our costs. Help us to bridge this gap and maintain our role as a community anchor in Harvard Square—as we have been for nearly 150 years!

Do not underestimate the great impact your gift has, no matter the amount.

Of Course! 2019

Our biennial fundraiser gala, Of Course! features irresistible mini-classes at CCAE on topics that have caught the fancy of our most passionate CCAE instructors. Then a brass band parade will escort us to The Charles Hotel ballroom, where the best restaurants, vintners, and brewers in Cambridge will provide us with intoxicating small bites and delicious beverages. Best of all, we will engage in spirited conversation about the sense of community that CCAE is famous for, all while toasting CCAE’s 80th birthday!

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"CCAE’s art classes gave me a whole second life when I retired early from the corporate world. My art classes and the community at CCAE gave meaning to my life."

-Longtime student and donor to CCAE