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


David and Sharman Altshuler
Elizabeth D. Coxe and David Forney
Christian Nolen and Susan Denny
Jean M. and W. Mason Smith, III


Priscilla S. Hunt
Kyra and Jean Montagu
Amy and Jonathan H. Poorvu
Patricia L. and David A. Straus

$2,500 - $9,999

Richard Beaty
Phil and Hilary Burling
Brian P. Carey and Erin M. Graves
Iris S. Chandler
Mary-Catherine Deibel
Mary Ella Feinleib
Robert P. Fichter
Peter and JaneAnn Fisher
Louise M. and Laurens Goff
Amy Golahny
S. Donald and Dorothy Gonson
John Herron, Jr. and Julia L. Moore
Jane I. Katims and Daniel Perlman
David Lehman and Bettina T. Bentley
Gail B. Mazur
Carol A. Pechet
Lia and William Poorvu
Fredericka and Howard Stevenson

$1,000 - $2,499

Maureen E. Ahern
Jeannette and Charles Atkinson
Donald A. and Alpine Bird
Linda Burton
Jon Bush
William T. Colgan
Lindsay Leard and Charles A. Coolidge
Philip W. Crutchfield III
Robert and Geraldine Culver
Paul A. Deibel
Robert F. Deibel
Helen W. Donovan and Holly G. Nixholm
Molly Downer and Michael Fix
Ellen Dubreuil
Sandra T. and Hobart Fairbank
Jonathan E. Gbur
Garth and Lindsay Greimann
Ellen and Stephen Hoffman
Lauren S. Holleran and Katherine N. Salter
Julianne Idlet
Patricia and John Jacoby
Mary Strange Kennedy
Janet Kinasewich
Nan Laird and Joel Altstein
Jenny Littlefield
Louis Foundation
Chris Maltas
Susan Eldredge Mead
Diana Meservey
Lori and Roland F. Pease, Jr.
William M. and LuAnn S. Polk
Lidija Polutnik
Frances G. and Harold I. Pratt
Natalie Wigotsky Reed
Tim and Martha Shaw
Nan and George Soule
Mark Stanek
Edith V. and Tadhg Sweeney
Bina and Robin Thompson
Renata Von Tscharner and Peter Munkenbeck
Richard and Myra Von Turkovich
Ronald Wheeler
Nikki J. and Warren M. Zapol

Up to $999

Anonymous (17)
Eva and Lawrence Adler
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
Enid L. Beal
Jonathan and Barbara Beckwith
Jean M. Bellow
David Blood-Deschamps
Frank Bordonaro
Nonie Brady and Wilhelm Merck
Elke Braendle
Anne and Cameron Brandt
Charles Burlingham, Jr.
Susan H. Bush
Joelle Cabot
Brenda Cadder
Dan Calano and Kate Thompson
Mary Baine Campbell
Diane Carson
Deborah Cavanaugh
Linda Chang
Susan Chasen
Xiaoli Chen
Sanghamitra Choudhary
Belinda Chu
Catherine Clark
Kelsey Clark
Ruth Clark
Susan Cnudde
John Connelly and Cathy Shea
Mary Coolidge
Nancy Cooney
S.H. Costanza
Laura Crary and Douglas Hall
Warren Croce
Marilyn Cronin
Carol Cross
Barbara and Richard Currier
Dennis Dahill
Marilyn B. Dale
Becky Danning
Susan P. Davies and Richard W. Talkov
Rosalie Davis
Robert De Groot
Charles Dietrick
Judy Dillman
Scott and Wylie OH. Doughty
Jen Duckett
Kendall Dudley
Linda Dyndiuk
Susanne Ebbinghaus
Helen Edmonds
Susan A. Edwards
Jane Elchkern
Catherine Elcik
Martin Elvis
Patricia Eng
Anne Engelhart and Douglas Durant
Katherine Evans
Kathleen Faigen
Scottie Farber
Jessica Feldish
Francesca Ferraris
Kevin Finn
Carol Lewis Fishman
Marianna Foos
Donald and Marjorie Forte
Karin France
Marcia Fredlich
Jamie French
Gail Gall
Haviva Gelman
Pam and Don Giller
Elizabeth and John Gilmore
Patricia Gold
Gideon Goldin
Michael and Susan Goldman
Elizabeth Gompels
JJ Gonson
Nancy Goodale
Donna Gordon and Philip Johnson
Kent Greenawalt
Alan and Virginie Greene
Harriet Griesinger
Kristin Griffin
Branden and Erica Gunn
Fay L. and David F. Hannon
Bryan M. Hansen
Eric Hanson
Sarah J. Harder
Elizabeth Harple
Sarah Harrison
Stephen Hartlaub and Joanne Kaplan
Harold Helson
Winifred J. Hentschel and Philip Trackman
Christine Hiemstra and Douglas Ferrer
Jane Hirschi
Kevin Hong
Michael Hoy
Catherine B. and Keith L. Hughes
Barbara Hurley
John and Consuelo Isaacson
Janis Kaas
Andrea Kadomiya
Donald Kalischer
Tamar Kaplan
Rudolph Kass
Courtney Keller
Brian Kelley
Sue Kelman
Sharon Kennedy
Judy Ann Kramer and Mark R. Wagner
Laura Kreutzer
Virginia Lane
Alexander Lee
Elizabeth Leto-Fulton
Alyson Lie
Jennifer Lin
Judy Lindamood
Linda Lindquist
Peter Littlefield
Stephen Locke
Steve MacDonald
Kate Maes
Margo Mallar
Robert and Christina Mann
Jennifer Markell
Thomas J. and Jane N. Martin
Vanessa Martin
Valerie Masis
Catherine Matthews
Charlo Maurer
Ruth and Victor McElheny
Pamela McGrath and Gerard Griffin
Mark McKinnon
Susan Meehan
Joyce Mehring
Sandra Middleton
James Milan
David and Nancy Gelowtsky Miller
Tonya Miller
Lindsay Miller and Peter Ambler
Margot Mims
Elizabeth Molodovsky
David Montenegro
Margot Moomaw
Ross Neisuler
Robert Nissenbaum
Veronica Noah
Mary Norcross
Jennifer OBrien
Eleni and Amedeo Odoni
Suzanne P. Ogden
Jacqueline Olds and Richard S. Schwartz
Sean O'Melia
Pam Orchard
Linda Ordoukhanian
Carolyn and Robert Osteen
Susan E. Pekock
Alicia Perez
Kathryn Persons
Matthew Petersen
Barbara Petery
Lance Pierce
Diane Pohl
Emma Power
Mary and Brad Power
Clare Putnam
Judith Quillard
Rajiv Raman
Timothy D. Rand
Thomas Reisz
Victoria Richmond
Kathryn Riley
Lisa Roderick
Jacqueline Rogers
David A. Rooks and Mark Donald Philibert
Lawrence Rosenberg
Susan and Geoffrey Rowley
Margery and Jim Sabin
David Salomon
Jesse Sannicandro
Jhilam Sanyal
Laurie Savage
Crystal Schaaf
Evelyn Schichner
Susan Scott
Andrew Senchak and Barbara Case
Jennifer A. Serowick
Mary Ann Serra
Sarah Shiner
Rivka Simmons and Jeff Meyerhoff
Rae Simpson
Wayne Simpson
Kelly Slater
Yum Small
Jill Smith
Rhonda Smith
Katherine Stahl
Laurie Stalker
Antony A. and Ellen A. Stark
Maggie Stark
Stephen Sternbach
Robert B. Straus
Iana Strominger
Charles Studen
Ellen Stutman
Sheila Sullivan
Charles M. Sullivan and Susan Maycock
Anthony Terrizzi
Deborah Thibodeau
Jennie A Thomas
Karen McGee Tierney
Mary and James Tracy
Melissa Trevvett
Todd Truesdale
William A. and Miriam K. Truslow
Elise Tucker
Emily Tucker
Lauren Valle
Virginia Vaughan
Ned Ver Planck
Judith Vreeland
Kristen Wainwright and Richard Harriman
Qian Wan
Megan Welker
Ellen Westheimer
Susan Wexler
Lawrence White
Mary Allen Wilkes
James L. Winston
Katharine M. Wolff
Carolyn Woollen-Tucker
Felice and Henry Yager
Elizabeth Goodfellow Zagoroff
Andrea Zahrte
Xu Zhou
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


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Grant Partners

Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund