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


Wilson and Eliot C. Nolan


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

$2,500 - $9,999

Phil and Hilary Burling
Elizabeth Coxe and David Forney
Mary-Catherine Deibel
John DiGiovanni
Peter and JaneAnn Fisher
Louise M. and Laurens Goff
Amy Golahny
Jane I. Katims and Daniel Perlman
Gail B. Mazur
Carol A. Pechet
Jonathan H. and Amy Poorvu
Lia and William Poorvu
Jean M. and W. Mason Smith, III
Fredericka and Howard Stevenson
Richard and Myra Von Turkovich

$1,000 - $2,499

Bear and Pam Albright
Jeannette and Charles Atkinson
Donald A. and Alpine Bird
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
Alan Steinert Jr.
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
Elke Braendle
Anne and Cameron Brandt
Charles Burlingham, Jr.
Jon Bush
Susan H. Bush
Kirsten Marie Butler
Dan Calano and Kate Thompson
Mary Baine Campbell
Patricia P. Chappell
Martha Chayet
Xiaoli Chen
Wayman Chin
Sanghamitra Choudhary
Catherine Clark
Kelsey Clark
Lindsay Leard and Charles A. Coolidge
Nancy Cooney
Richard N. Cooper
Laura Crary
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
Catherine Elcik
Martin Elvis
Ruth Erickson and Paul Goularte
Patricia Eng
Katherine Evans
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
Patricia Gold
Gideon Goldin
Michael and Susan Goldman
Elizabeth Gompels
Garth and Lindsay Greimann
Harriet E. and David Griesinger
Kristin Griffin
Terese Hammerle and Edward Kelly
Bryan Hansen
Stephen Hartlaub and Joanne Kaplan
Fay L. and David F. Hannon
Sarah J. Harder
Susan Hartnett
Harold Helson
Winifred Hentschel
Christine Hiemstra
Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle
Vanessa Hogan
Michael Hoy
Catherine B. and Keith L. Hughes
Nancy and Robert S. Hurlbut, Jr.
Barbara Hurley
John and Consuelo Isaacson
Denise Jillson
Elizabeth and Adolph Jochnick
Jennifer Jones
Janis Kaas
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
Laura Kreutzer
Elaine and Peter Kuttner
Virginia Lane
Tesair Lauve
Al Leonard
Ruven and Gail Liebhaber
Linda Lindquist
Steve MacDonald
Jean MacRae
Frances Maher
Margo Mallar
Chris Maltas
Christopher Malven
Robert and Christina Mann
Jennifer Markell
Stephen P. Marks
Kristin and William Martin
Thomas and Jane Martin
Valerie Masis
Charlo Maurer
Peter and Hilary McGhee
Mark McKinnon
John A. McMullen
Susan Meehan
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
Mary Norcross
Emilie Norris
Gwendolen G. Noyes
Sean O’Melia
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
Alicia Perez
Barbara Petery
Lidija Polutnik
Frances G. and Harold I. Pratt
Rajiv Raman
Timothy D. Rand
Karen Reynolds
Victoria Richmond
Jacqueline Rogers
David A. Rooks and Mark Donald Philibert
Lawrence Rosenberg
Laurie Rothstein and Mark Simmons
Susan L. and Geoffrey Rowley
Joseph and Ann Ruotolo
David Salomon
Barbara Norr and Malcolm S. Salter
Linda U. Sanger
Jesse Sannicandro
Jhalim Sanyal
Christine and Paul Schmid
Susana Segat
Mary Ann Serra
Evelyn Schichner
Ruth Margaret Sherry
Sarah Shiner
Blanca Silvestrini
Rivka Simmons and Jeff Meyerhoff
Kelly Slater
Jill Smith
Eleanor Souza
Kathleen Spivack
Katherine Stahl
Antony A. and Ellen A. Stark
Stephen Sternbach
Robert B. Straus
Iana Strominger
Charles M. Sullivan and Susan Maycock
Peter Sun
Anatole Sykley
Anthony Terrizzi
Karen McGee Tierney
Nina Tisch
Elizabeth Ahn Toupin
Mary and James Tracy
William A. and Miriam K. Truslow
Elise Tucker
Lauren Valle
Renata Von Tscharner and Peter Munkenbeck
Judith Vreeland
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
Carolyn Woollen-Tucker
Felice and Henry Yager
Richard and Carol Yates
Karen Yilmaz
Elizabeth Goodfellow Zagoroff
Dorothy Shore Zinberg
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

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


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Grant Partners

Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund