Leadership Donors

Thank you to our Generous Individual Donors and Corporate Sponsors!

Annual Fund

With a gift to Cambridge Center for Adult Education’s Annual Fund, you can help us advance our mission to provide affordable, experiential, face-to-face adult learning in its two historic homes on Brattle Street.

Supporting a wide range of operational needs, the Annual Fund enables us to offer new classes, hire accomplished instructors, and establish innovative events and programs. The Annual Fund supports our talented teachers and dedicated staff, helps launch this new, mobile-friendly website, increases our marketing efforts and profile in the community, and allows us to offer free classes to fellow non-profits in our neighborhood.

Your generosity to CCAE’s Annual Fund allows us to grow and thrive, to meet new challenges and create new goals, to be deeply committed to our mission.

Individual Donors

50,000+

Wilson and Eliot C. Nolan

10,000+

David and Sharman Altshuler
Richard Beaty
Elizabeth Coxe and David Forney
Richard and Priscilla Hunt
Christian Nolen and Susan Denny

$2,500 - $9,999

Anonymous
Mary-Catherine Deibel
Peter and JaneAnn Fisher
Louise and Laurens Goff
Amy Golahny
Jane Katims and Daniel Perlman
Gail Mazur
Carol Pechet
Amy and Jonathan Poorvu
Lia and William Poorvu
Jean M. and W. Mason Smith, III
Fredericka and Howard Stevenson

$1,000 - $2,499

Anonymous
Bear and Pam Albright
Jeannette and Charles Atkinson
Donald A. and Alpine Bird
Phil and Hilary Burling
Linda Burton
Joelle Cabot
Brian Carey and Erin M. Graves
Iris S. Chandler
William T. Colgan
Lindsay Leard and Charles A. Coolidge
Mary Coolidge
Philip Crutchfield III
Robert Loren Culver
Chris Dalton
Paul A. Deibel
Robert F. Deibel
Helen W. Donovan and Holly Nixholm
Molly Downer
Dan Elias and Karen Keane
Sandra T. and Hobart Fairbank
Mary Ella Feinleib
Robert P. Fichter
S. Donald and Dorothy Gonson
Carol and Joseph Green
John Herron, Jr. and Julia Moore
Lauren S. Holleran and Katherine N. Salter
Julianne Idlet
Patricia and John Jacoby
Janet Kinasewich
Mary Strange Kennedy
Nan Laird and Joel Altstein
David Lehman and Bettina T. Bentley
Jenny Littlefield
Louis Foundation
Susan Eldredge Mead
Diana Meservey
Kyra and Jean Montagu
Lori and Roland F. Pease, Jr.
William M. and LuAnn S. Polk
Mary Power
Natalie Wigotsky Reed
Jennifer Serowick
Tim and Martha Shaw
Mark Stanek
Patricia L. and David A. Straus
Edith V. and Tadhg Sweeney
Bina and Robin Thompson
Pamela D. And Christopher B. Willis
Nikki J. and Warren M. Zapol

Up to $999

Anonymous (4)
Maureen E. Ahern
Jane and John Attanucci
Emily and Ronald Axelrod
Sarah Baker and Timothy K. Albright
Enid L. Beal
Jonathan and Barbara Beckwith
Jean Bellow
Annette Benedetto
Merle A. Bombardieri
Nonie Brady
Anne and Cameron Brandt
Charles Burlingham, Jr.
Susan H. Bush
Kirsten Marie Butler
Dan Calano and Kate Thompson
Patricia P. Chappell
Martha Chayet
Xiaoli Chen
Wayman Chin
Lindsay Leard and Charles A. Coolidge
Richard N. Cooper
Barbara and Richard Currier
Susan P. Davies and Richard W. Talkov
Elizabeth O. and Arthur P. Dempster
Elsa Dorfman and Harvey Silverglate
Scott and Wylie O’H. Doughty
Kendall Dudley
Suzanne R. and Leo H. Dworsky
Susanne Ebbinghaus
Susan A. Edwards
Ruth Erickson and Paul Goularte
Carol Lewis Fishman
Donald and Marjorie Forte
Herbert Friedman
Deborah Gallagher
Jonathan E. Gbur
Celia and Walter Gilbert
Pam and Don Giller
Elizabeth and John Gilmore
Gideon Goldin
Michael and Susan Goldman
Elizabeth Gompels
Garth and Lindsay Greimann
Harriet E. and David Griesinger
Terese Hammerle and Edward Kelly
Stephen Hartlaub and Joanne Kaplan
Fay L. and David F. Hannon
Sarah J. Harder
Susan Hartnett
Harold Helson
Winifred Hentschel
Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle
Vanessa Hogan
Catherine B. and Keith L. Hughes
Nancy and Robert S. Hurlbut, Jr.
John and Consuelo Isaacson
Denise Jillson
Elizabeth and Adolph Jochnick
Jennifer Jones
Donald Kalischer
Rudolph Kass
Brian Kelley
Janet Mittell Kinasewich
Carol and Sarah Kline
Judy Ann Kramer and Mark Wagner
Kathryn F. and Edward Kravitz
Julianna Kremer and William Rich
Elaine and Peter Kuttner
Tesair Lauve
Al Leonard
Ruven and Gail Liebhaber
Linda Lindquist
Jean MacRae
Frances Maher
Chris Maltas
Christopher Malven
Robert and Christina Mann
Jennifer Markell
Stephen P. Marks
Kristin and William Martin
Thomas and Jane Martin
Victor and Ruth McElheny
Peter and Hilary McGhee
Mark McKinnon
John A. McMullen
Ann Miller
David and Nancy Gelowtsky Miller
Lindsay Miller and Peter Ambler
Susan Miller-Havens
Michael Millner and Jill Forney
Clifford B. Moller
Kristin Mortimer
Albert and Judie Muggia
Jean and David Nathan
William Nigreen
Robert Nissenbaum
Veronica Noah
Emilie Norris
Gwendolen G. Noyes
Eleni and Amedeo Odoni
Suzanne P. Ogden
Jacqueline Olds and Richard S. Schwartz
Megan Orr
Carolyn and Robert Osteen
Arka Pain
Dan and Vicki Paret
John Pasalis
Susan Pekock
Barbara Petery
Lidija Polutnik
Frances G. and Harold I. Pratt
Rajiv Raman
Timothy D. Rand
Karen Reynolds
David A. Rooks and Mark Donald Philibert
Lawrence Rosenberg
Laurie Rothstein and Mark Simmons
Susan L. and Geoffrey Rowley
Joseph and Ann Ruotolo
Margery and James Sabin
David Salomon
Barbara Norr and Malcolm S. Salter
Linda U. Sanger
Christine and Paul Schmid
Susana Segat
Evelyn Schichner
Ruth Margaret Sherry
Blanca Silvestrini
Rivka Simmons and Jeff Meyerhoff
Eleanor Souza
Kathleen Spivack
Antony A. and Ellen A. Stark
Stephen Sternbach
Robert B. Straus
Charles M. Sullivan and Susan Maycock
Peter Sun
Anatole Sykley
Karen McGee Tierney
Nina Tisch
Elizabeth Ahn Toupin
Mary and James Tracy
William A. and Miriam K. Truslow
Elise Tucker
Renata Von Tscharner and Peter Munkenbeck
Barbara W. and Chuck Waite
Roger S. Webb
Charles H. and Louise E. Weed
Dave Weissenstein
Ellen Westheimer
Susan Siris Wexler
James L. Winston
Lisa Wong
Susan Wood
J. Travis and John D.W. Woolcott
Felice and Henry Yager
Richard and Carol Yates
Karen Yilmaz
Elizabeth Goodfellow Zagoroff
Dorothy Shore Zinberg

The CCAE COVID-19 Relief Fund Donors

Eva and Lawrence Adler
Maureen Ahern
Betty Athanasoulas
Jane and John Attanucci
Emily and Ronald Axelrod
Sarah Baker and Timothy K. Albright
Peter Barrett
Michael Barry
Richard Beaty
Jimmy Becker
Jean Bellow
David Blood-Deschamps
Frank Bordonaro
Elke Braendle
Bright Funds Foundation
Phil and Hilary Burling
Jon Bush
Joelle Cabot
Brenda Cadder
Cambridge Community Foundation
Mary Baine Campbell
Diane Carson
Iris S. Chandler
Linda Chang
Susan Chasen
Sanghamitra Choudhary
Catherine Clark
Kelsey Clark
Ruth Clark
John Connelly and Cathy Shea
Nancy Cooney
Elizabeth Coxe and David Forney
Laura Crary and Douglas Hall
Dennis Dahill
Becky Danning
Robert De Groot
Molly Downer and Michael Fix
Ellen Dubreuil
Susanne Ebbinghaus
Helen Edmonds
Catherine Elcik
Jane Elchkern
Martin Elvis
Patricia Eng
Katherine Evans
Sandra T. and Hobart Fairbank
Scottie Farber
Mary Ella Feinleib
Jessica Feldish
Robert P. Fichter
Kevin Finn
Peter and JaneAnn Fisher
Marianna Foos
Karin France
Gail Gall
Harriet Griesinger
Louise M. and Laurens Goff
Patricia Gold
Michael and Susan Goldman
S. Donald and Dorothy Gonson
Nancy Goodale
Kent Greenawalt
Alan and Virginie Greene
Kristin Griffin
Katherine Gross and Peter Thorne
Brendan and Erica Gunn
Nancy Halpin
Fay L. and David F. Hannon
Bryan Hansen
Elizabeth Harple
Harold Helson
Winifred Hentschel and Philip Trackman
John Herron, Jr. and Julia L. Moore
Christine Hiemstra and Douglas Ferrer
Jane Hirschi
Lauren S. Holleran and Katherine N. Salter
Michael Hoy
Barbara Hurley
John and Consuelo Isaacson
Patricia and John Jacoby
Janis Kaas
Tamar Kaplan
Jane Katims and Daniel Perlman
Courtney Keller
Sue Kelman
Mary Strange Kennedy
Sharon Kennedy
Laura Kreutzer
Virginia Lane
David Lehman and Bettina Bentley
Alyson Lie
Judy Lindamood
Peter Littlefield
Jennifer Lin
Stephen Locke
Steve MacDonald
Kate Maes
Margo Mallar
Chris and Carolyn Maltas
Robert and Christina Mann
Vanessa Martin
Valerie Masis
Charlo Maurer
Pamela McGrath and Gerard Griffin
Mark McKinnon
Susan Eldredge Mead
Susan Meehan
Joyce Mehring
Lindsay Miller and Peter Ambler
Kyra and Jean Montagu
David Montenegro
Margot Moomaw
Ross Neisuler
Robert Nissenbaum
Christian Nolen and Susan Denny
Mary Norcross
Sean O'Melia
Carolyn and Robert Osteen
William Paish
Dan Paret
Carol A. Pechet
Alicia Perez
Kathryn Persons
Matthew Petersen
Barbara Petery
Lance Pierce
Diane Pohl
Lidija Polutnik
Frances G. and Harold I. Pratt
David A. Rooks and Mark Donald Philibert
Kathryn Riley
Judith Quillard
Tom Reisz
Victoria Richmond
Lisa Roderick
Jacqueline Rogers
Jesse Sannicandro
Jhilam Sanyal
Susan Scott
Andrew Senchak
Jennifer Serowick
Mary Ann Serra
Tim and Martha Shaw
Sarah Shiner
Rae Simpson
Kelly Slater
Yum Small
Jean M. and W. Mason Smith, III
Jill Smith
Katherine Stahl
Mark Stanek
Maggie Stark
Patricia L. and David A. Straus
Iana Strominger
Charles Studen
Ellen Stutman
Sheila Sullivan
Anthony Terrizzi
Deborah Thibodeau
Bina and Robin Thompson
Melissa Trevvett
Elise Tucker
Lauren Valle
Renata Von Tscharner and Peter Munkenbeck
Richard and Myra Von Turkovich
Judith Vreeland
Jason Wang
Ronald Wheeler
James L. Winston
Katharine M. Wolff
Carolyn Woollen-Tucker
Andrea Zahrte
Andrew Zucker

Innovation Fund

CCAE’s Board of Directors tasked newly-hired Executive Director Linda Burton in 2017 with developing a three-year plan to make CCAE financially stable, no small undertaking given the challenges that the world of adult education faces right now. The plan was to outline a strategy to keep the Center sustainable, robust and relevant as a community leader and cultural institution. To make the plan successful, the board realized that a substantial financial investment would need to be made to fund the changes that will pay off with increased sustainability. The board established an Innovation Fund with a goal of raising $500,000 over three years. The plan was put in place, and in the three years that will come to an end with Fiscal Year 2020 on July 31, we have raised a considerable portion of those funds, and have made progress on the goals set out in the Growth Plan.

More information on the Innovation Fund

2017-2020 Innovation Fund Supporters

Mary Coolidge
Elizabeth Coxe and David Forney
John Herron Jr. and Julia L. Moore
Christian Nolen and Susan Denny
Wilson and Eliot C. Nolen
Amy and Jonathan H. Poorvu

Corporate Sponsors

$10,000+

Frb Centered Tag Rgb

$5,000+

$2,500+

Grant Partners

Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund