The CCAE COVID-19 Relief Fund

Thank you for your support during this challenging time.

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The CCAE COVID-19 Relief Fund

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Help Us Reach Our New Goal of $500,000!

In order to bridge the financial gap until the time when we can fully restore our in-person classes here in our historic houses on Brattle Street, CCAE Board Chair Christian Nolen, along with members of our Board of Directors, Board of Visitors, and long-standing CCAE supporters established The CCAE COVID-19 Relief Fund this past March. This fund, with an initial goal of $350,000, has helped CCAE to sustain itself during this time of the pandemic, when tuition revenue from online classes provides only 30% of usual revenue.

Our donors, many of whom, we are pleased to report, are new donors to CCAE, have been immensely generous over the past five months, and as a result, this August, we reached our initial goal of $350,000 for this first phase of the CCAE COVID-19 Relief Fund!

We are grateful beyond measure!

Now that the pandemic and its effects are longer lasting than we originally predicted, we have decided that we must set a new goal of $500,000, to be reached by December 31. Your gift will help us get there!

The CCAE COVID-19 Relief Fund allows us to continue to provide a full range of online classes this fall and winter, scholarships to adult learners in need, and will help us make the changes necessary to keep everyone safely distanced when the time comes to resume in-person classes.

As we move forward together, we are reminded indeed of how important the concept of community is. Your gift to The CCAE COVID-19 Relief Fund is testimony to that—guaranteeing that we are able to survive and continue our mission—to explore, to create, to grow.

If you have not supported the Fund yet, or you have, and would like to demonstrate your support of CCAE and its classes by making a second gift, now is the time!

  • Affirm your faith in CCAE.
  • Attest to its importance in your life and the life of the community.
  • Assure that CCAE survives for another 150 years, so that we can continue to be a place to grow, create, and thrive.

To make a gift to The CCAE COVID-19 Relief Fund, please click here. To convert a tuition refund or credit into a tax-deductible gift, contact the CCAE Registration Office at or 617-547-6789 ext. 102.

"In making this donation, we are remembering all the wonderful teachers we have had at CCAE over the years, including Susan, Dan Paret, and Laurie Savage. We thank you for your efforts in adapting to the current situation and wish you all the best."

CCAE Donor

"You're an invaluable community resource. Thanks for keeping on keeping on!"

CCAE Donor

"Thank you for helping me when I wanted to take courses at CCAE without being able to pay full tuition, back before 2009. I have never forgotten your generosity, and wanted to make a gift in return, for general use and as you see fit."

CCAE Donor

The CCAE COVID-19 Relief Fund Donors

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Eva and Lawrence Adler
Maureen E. Ahern
David and Sharman Altshuler
Christine Armstrong
Betty Athanasoulas
Jane and John Attanucci
Julie Atwood Drake
Emily and Ronald Axelrod
Sarah Baker and Timothy K. Albright
Susan G Barbarossa
Peter Barrett
Arthur Barrett and Adair Swain
Michael Barry
Richard Beaty
Jonathan and Barbara Beckwith
Jean Bellow
David Blood-Deschamps
Frank Bordonaro
Elke Braendle
Bright Funds Foundation
Phil and Hilary Burling
Jon Bush
Kirsten Marie Butler
Joelle Cabot
Brenda Cadder
Cambridge Community Foundation
Cambridge Savings Bank
Mary Baine Campbell
Brian Carey and Erin M. Graves
Diane Carson
Deborah Cavanaugh
Iris S. Chandler
Linda Chang
Susan Chasen
Sanghamitra Choudhary
Belinda Chu
City of Cambridge
Kelsey Clark
Catherine Clark
Ruth Clark
Susan Cnudde
John Connelly and Cathy Shea
Nancy Cooney
S.H. Costanza
Elizabeth Coxe and David Forney
Laura Crary and Douglas Hall
Warren Croce
Marilyn Cronin
Carol Cross
Philip Crutchfield
Dennis Dahill
Marilyn B. Dale
Becky Danning
Rosalie Davis
Robert De Groot
Mary-Catherine Deibel
Paul A. Deibel
Charles Dietrick
Judy Dillman
Molly Downer and Michael Fix
Ellen Dubreuil
Jen Duckett
Kendall Dudley
Linda Dyndiuk
Susanne Ebbinghaus
Helen Edmonds
Yuri Eidus
Jane Elchkern
Catherine Elcik
Martin Elvis
Patricia Eng
Anne Engelhart and Douglas Durant
Katherine Evans
Kathleen Faigen
Sandra T. and Hobart Fairbank
Scottie Farber
Mary Ella Feinleib
Jessica Feldish
Francesca Ferraris
Robert P. Fichter
Kevin Finn
Peter and JaneAnn Fisher
Marianna Foos
Karin France
Frances M. Herron Fund
Marcia Fredlich
Jamie French
Gail Gall
Jonathan E. Gbur
Haviva Gelman
Louise M. and Laurens Goff
Patricia Gold
Michael and Susan Goldman
S. Donald and Dorothy Gonson
JJ Gonson
Nancy Goodale
Donna Gordon and Philip Johnson
Kent Greenawalt
Alan and Virginie Greene
Garth and Lindsay Greimann
Harriet Griesinger
Kristin Griffin
Branden and Erica Gunn
Fay L. and David F. Hannon
Bryan Hansen
Eric Hanson
Elizabeth Harple
Sarah Harrison
Harold Helson
Winifred Hentschel and Philip Trackman
John Herron, Jr. and Julia L. Moore
Christine Hiemstra and Douglas Ferrer
Jane Hirschi
Ellen and Stephen Hoffman
Lauren S. Holleran and Katherine N. Salter
Kevin Hong
Michael Hoy
Barbara Hurley
John and Consuelo Isaacson
Patricia and John Jacoby
Janis Kaas
Andrea Kadomiya
Tamar Kaplan
Jane I. Katims and Daniel Perlman
Courtney Keller
Sue Kelman
Mary Strange Kennedy
Sharon Kennedy
Kathryn F. and Edward Kravitz
Laura Kreutzer
Virginia Lane
Alexander Lee
David Lehman and Bettina T. Bentley
Elizabeth Leto-Fulton
Alyson Lie
Jennifer Lin
Judy Lindamood
Peter Littlefield
Stephen Locke
Steve MacDonald
Kate Maes
Margo Mallar
Robert and Christina Mann
Diane Manteca
Jennifer Markell
Vanessa Martin
Valerie Masis
Catherine Matthews
Charlo Maurer
Gail B. Mazur
Pamela McGrath and Gerard Griffin
Mark McKinnon
Susan Eldredge Mead
Susan Meehan
Joyce Mehring
Sandra Middleton
James Milan
Tonya Miller
Lindsay Miller and Peter Ambler
Margot Mims
Elizabeth Molodovsky
Kyra and Jean Montagu
David Montenegro
Margot Moomaw
Ross Neisuler
Robert Nissenbaum
Christian Nolen and Susan Denny
Mary Norcross
Jennifer OBrien
Sean O'Melia
Linda Ordoukhanian
Carolyn and Robert Osteen
Dan and Vicki Paret
Carol A. Pechet
Susan Pekock
Alicia Perez
Kathryn Persons
Matthew Petersen
Barbara Petery
Lance Pierce
Diane Pohl
William M. and LuAnn S. Polk
Lidija Polutnik
Amy and Jonathan H. Poorvu
Emma Power
Mary and Brad Power
Frances G. and Harold I. Pratt
Clare Putnam
Judith Quillard
Natalie Wigotsky Reed
Thomas Reisz
Victoria Richmond
Kathryn Riley
Lisa Roderick
Jacqueline Rogers
David A. Rooks and Mark Donald Philibert
Jesse Sannicandro
Jhilam Sanyal
Laurie Savage
Crystal Schaaf
Evelyn Schichner
Susan Scott
Andrew Senchak and Barbara Case
Jennifer Serowick
Mary Ann Serra
Tim and Martha Shaw
Sarah Shiner
Rae Simpson
Wayne Simpson
Kelly Slater
Yum Small
Jill Smith
Rhonda Smith
Jean M. and W. Mason Smith, III
Nan and George Soule
Katherine Stahl
Laurie Stalker
Mark Stanek
Maggie Stark
Fredericka and Howard Stevenson
Patricia L. and David A. Straus
Robert B. Straus
Iana Strominger
Charles Studen
Ellen Stutman
Sheila Sullivan
Anthony Terrizzi
Deborah Thibodeau
Jennie A Thomas
Bina and Robin Thompson
Peter Thorne and Katherine Gross
Melissa Trevvett
Todd Truesdale
Elise Tucker
Emily Tucker
Lauren Valle
Virginia Vaughan
Renata Von Tscharner and Peter Munkenbeck
Richard and Myra Von Turkovich
Judith Vreeland
Walpole Handmade Chocolates
Qian Wan
Jason Wang
Megan Welker
Ronald Wheeler
Lawrence White
Mary Allen Wilkes
James L. Winston
Katharine M. Wolff
Carolyn Woollen-Tucker
Andrea Zahrte
Xu Zhou
Andrew Zucker