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+

Anonymous

10,000+

David and Sharman Altshuler
Joseph and Helen Hunt Bouscaren
Elizabeth D. Coxe and David Forney
Priscilla S. Hunt
Christian Nolen and Susan Denny

$2,500 - $9,999

Anonymous
Richard Beaty
Iris S. Chandler
Mary-Catherine Deibel
Peter and JaneAnn Fisher
Robert P. Fichter
Amy Golahny
Louise M. and Laurens Goff
Gail B. Mazur
Carol A. Pechet
Amy and Jonathan H. Poorvu
Lia and William Poorvu
Jean M. and W. Mason Smith, III
Fredericka and Howard Stevenson

$1,000 - $2,499

Anonymous
Maureen E. Ahern
Jeannette and Charles Atkinson
Donald A. and Alpine Bird
Phil and Hilary Burling
Linda Burton
Jon Bush
William T. Colgan
Lindsay Leard and Charles A. Coolidge
Jin Chen Cooper
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
Mary Ella Feinleib
S. Donald and Dorothy Gonson
Donna Gordon and Philip Johnson
Carol and Joseph Green
John Herron, Jr. and Julia L. Moore
Ellen and Stephen Hoffman
Lauren S. Holleran and Katherine N. Salter
Julianne Idlet
Patricia and John Jacoby
Martin and Marci Karplus
Jane I. Katims and Daniel Perlman
Mary Strange Kennedy
Nan Laird and Joel Altstein
David Lehman and Bettina T. Bentley
Louis Foundation
Susan Eldredge Mead
Diana Meservey
Kyra Montagu
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
Mark Stanek
Patricia L. and David A. Straus
Edith V. and Tadhg Sweeney
Bina and Robin Thompson
Renata Von Tscharner and Peter Munkenbeck
Richard and Myra Von Turkovich
Ellen Westheimer
Ronald Wheeler
Nikki J. and Warren M. Zapol

Up to $999

Anonymous (26)
Amy J. Abelove
Judy Abrams
Dr. Nathalie Adda
Eva and Lawrence Adler
Maren Anderson
Christine Armstrong
Sally EAton Arnold
Betty Athanasoulas
Jane and John Attanucci
Brian P. Carey and Erin M. Graves
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
Stephen Batzell
Enid L. Beal
Jonathan and Barbara Beckwith
Jean M. Bellow
Susan Bernstein
David Blood-Deschamps
Frank Bordonaro
Nonie Brady and Wilhelm Merck
Elke Braendle
Anne and Cameron Brandt
Louise Bray
Charles Burlingham, Jr.
Susan H. Bush
Kirsten Marie Butler
Joelle Cabot
Brenda Cadder
Dan Calano and Kate Thompson
Kristina Callaghan
Mary Baine Campbell
Jane Carpineto
Diane Carson
Deborah Cavanaugh
Linda Chang
Susan Chasen
Patricia P. Chappell
Xiaoli Chen
Sanghamitra Choudhary
Mary Christie
Belinda Chu
Catherine Clark
Kelsey Clark
Ruth Clark
Susan Cnudde
John Connelly and Cathy Shea
Shaun Connor
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
Joan Ditzion
Christine Doucet
Scott and Wylie OH. Doughty
Jen Duckett
Kendall Dudley
Madeline Duppenthaler
Suzanne R. Dworsky
Linda Dyndiuk
Susanne Ebbinghaus
Holly Edmonds
Susan A. Edwards
Jane Elchkern
Catherine Elcik
Martin Elvis
Patricia Eng
Anne Engelhart and Douglas Durant
Katherine Evans
Kathleen Faigen
Sandra T. and Hobart Fairbank
Scottie Farber
Bev Feldman
Jessica Feldish
Francesca Ferraris
Kevin Finn
Carol L Fishman
Marcia Folsom
Marianna Foos
Stuart Forman and Ellie Hitzrot
Donald and Marjorie Forte
Karin France
Marcia Fredlich
Jamie French
Gail Gall
Elizabeth Gallagher
Deborah Gallagher and Peter Traversy
Jonathan E. Gbur
Haviva Gelman
Don Gervich
Pam and Don Giller
Elizabeth and John Gilmore
Amy Glaberson
Patricia Gold
Gideon Goldin
Michael and Susan Goldman
Elizabeth Gompels
JJ Gonson
Nancy Goodale
Kent Greenawalt
Alan and Virginie Greene
Garth and Lindsay Greimann
Harriet Griesinger
Kristin Griffin
Branden and Erica Gunn
Deborah Halber
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
Hope Hilton
Jane Hirschi
Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle
Vanessa Hogan
Kevin Hong
Michael Hoy
Li-Ting Hu
Catherine B. and Keith L. Hughes
Nancy and Robert S. Hurlbut, Jr.
Barbara Hurley
John and Consuelo Isaacson
Robert Jaffe and Diana Bailey
Denise Jillson
Jennifer Jones
Janis Kaas
Andrea Kadomiya
Donald Kalischer
Tamar Kaplan
Rudolph Kass
Courtney Keller
Brian Kelley
Sue Kelman
Sharon Kennedy
Alex Keyssar
Janet Kinasewich
Judy Ann Kramer and Mark R. Wagner
Laura Kreutzer
Jessica Kroeber
Stuart Kurtz
Virginia Lane
Alexander Lee
Elizabeth Leto-Fulton
Judith Lewis
Alyson Lie
Jennifer Lin
Judy Lindamood
Linda Lindquist
Elizabeth Liss
Jenny Littlefield
Peter Littlefield
Stephen Locke
Steve MacDonald
Lauren Madden
Amatul Mahmud
Kate Maes
Margo Mallar
Chris and Carolynn Maltas
Robert and Christina Mann
Jennifer Markell
Thomas J. and Jane N. Martin
Vanessa Martin
Valerie Masis
Catherine Matthews
Charlo Maurer
Patricia Mazza
Ruth and Victor McElheny
Pamela McGrath and Gerard Griffin
Mark McKinnon
William McMillan
Susan Meehan
Joyce Mehring
Sandra Middleton
James Milan
David and Nancy Gelowtsky Miller
Tonya Miller
Lindsay Miller and Peter Ambler
Michael Millner and Jill Forney
Margot Mims
Elizabeth Molodovsky
David Montenegro
Margot Moomaw
Albert and Judie Muggia
Jean and David Nathan
Ross Neisuler
Robert Nissenbaum
Veronica Noah
Mary Norcross
Jennifer OBrien
John O'Donnell
Eleni and Amedeo Odoni
Suzanne P. Ogden
Jacqueline Olds and Richard S. Schwartz
Sean O'Melia
Pam Orchard
Linda Ordoukhanian
Carolyn and Robert Osteen
Lisa Pappo
Dan and Vicki Paret
Susan E. Pekock
Alicia Perez
Barry Perlman
Kathryn Persons
Matthew Petersen
Barbara Petery
Susan Pharr
Lance Pierce
Diane Pohl
Emma Power
Mary and Brad Power
Clare Putnam
Judith Quillard
Rajiv Raman
Timothy D. Rand
Thomas Reisz
Maria Rene
Anna-Constantia Richardson
Victoria Richmond
Kathryn Riley
Lisa Roderick
Jacqueline Rogers
David A. Rooks and Mark Donald Philibert
Rachel Rosenbaum
Lawrence Rosenberg
Laurie Rothstein
Susan and Geoffrey Rowley
Roberta L. Rubin and Don Abrams
Margery and Jim Sabin
David Salomon
Jesse Sannicandro
Jhilam Sanyal
Barbara Norr and Malcolm S. Salter
Laurie Savage
Crystal Schaaf
Evelyn Schichner
Christine and Paul Schmid
Susan Scott
D. and Jessica Sculley
Andrew Senchak and Barbara Case
Jennifer A. Serowick
Mary Ann Serra
Catherine Shavell
Sarah Shiner
Harvey Silverglate and Elsa Dorfman
Rivka Simmons and Jeff Meyerhoff
Beverly S. Simon
Rae Simpson
Wayne Simpson
Kelly Slater
Yum Small
Jill Smith
Melissa Smith
Rhonda Smith
Mary Lou Solliday
Nan and George Soule
Emily St Germain
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
Kate Sumney Frank
Ryan and Melissa Swenson
Anthony Terrizzi
Deborah Thibodeau
Jennie A Thomas
Karen McGee Tierney
Elizabeth Ahn Toupin
Mary and James Tracy
Melissa Trevvett
Todd Truesdale
William A. and Miriam K. Truslow
Elise Tucker
Emily Tucker
Sarah Turner and Andrew Kuhn
Heather Tuttle
Lauren Valle
Virginia Vaughan
Ned Ver Planck
Judith Vreeland
Kristen Wainwright and Richard Harriman
Qian Wan
Megan Welker
Susan Wexler
Lawrence White
Mary Allen Wilkes
Ann Marie and David Wilkins
Gwen Williams
James L. Winston
Katharine M. Wolff
Wendy Woodfield
Carolyn Woollen-Tucker
J. Travis and John D.W. Woolcott
Felice and Henry Yager
Elizabeth Goodfellow Zagoroff
Andrea Zahrte
TonyZhou
Andrew Zucker
Shaun Connor
Conversations on the Edge
Nancy Cooney
Barbara and Richard Currier
Ms. Susan P. Davies and Richard W. Talkov
Paul A. Deibel
Judy Dillman
Joan Ditzion
Christine Doucet
Wylie Doughty
Mr. Kendall Dudley
Madeline Duppenthaler
Suzanne R. Dworsky
Susanne Ebbinghaus
Holly Edmonds
Anne Engelhart and Douglas Durant
Anonymous
Mr. and Mrs. Sandra T. and Hobart Fairbank
Scottie Farber
Anonymous
Bev Feldman
Carol L Fishman
Marcia Folsom
Marianna O Foos
Stuart Forman and Ellie Hitzrot
Anonymous
Karin France
Marcia Fredlich
Anonymous
Elizabeth Gallagher
Deborah Gallagher and Peter Traversy
Mr. Jonathan E. Gbur
Don Gervich, EdD
Pam and Don Giller
Elizabeth and John Gilmore
Amy Glaberson
Mr. Michael and Susan Goldman
JJ Gonson
Nancy Goodale
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Garth and Lindsay Greimann
Branden and Erica Gunn
Deborah Halber
Sarah J. Harder
Anonymous
Hope Hilton
Anonymous
Anonymous
Ms. Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle
Vanessa Hogan
Michael Hoy
Li-Ting Hu
Mr. and Mrs. Catherine B. and Keith L. Hughes
Mr. and Mrs. Nancy and Robert S. Hurlbut, Jr.
Robert Jaffe and Diana Bailey
Denise Jillson
Ms. Jennifer Jones
Mr. Donald Kalischer
Anonymous
Anonymous
Brian Kelley
Alex Keyssar
Ms. Janet Kinasewich
Judy Ann Kramer and Mark R. Wagner
Anonymous
Jessica Kroeber
Stuart Kurtz
Judith Lewis
Linda Lindquist
Elizabeth Liss
Jenny Littlefield
Stephen Locke
Anonymous
Lauren Madden
Amatul Mahmud
Mr. Chris and Carolynn Maltas
Jennifer Markell
Anonymous
Patricia Mazza
Anonymous
Mr. William McMillan
David and Nancy Miller
Michael Millner and Jill Forney
Elizabeth Molodovsky
Margot Moomaw
Albert and Judie Muggia
Mrs. Jean and David Nathan
Guidestar Network For Good
Anonymous
Robert Nissenbaum
Mary Norcross
Eleni and Amedeo Odoni
John O'Donnell
Dr. Jacqueline Olds and Richard Schwartz
Pam Orchard
Carolyn and Robert Osteen
Lisa Pappo
Dan and Vicki Paret
Ms. Susan E. Pekock
Barry Perlman
Susan Pharr
Lidija Polutnik
Clare Putnam
Rajiv Raman
Mr. Timothy D. Rand
Mr. Tom Reisz
Maria Rene
Anna-Constantia Richardson
Anonymous
David A. Rooks and Mark Donald Philibert
Rachel Rosenbaum
Mr. Lawrence Rosenberg
Laurie Rothstein
Susan and Geoffrey Rowley
Roberta L. Rubin and Don Abrams
Margery and Jim Sabin
Barbara Norr and Malcolm S. Salter
Laurie Savage
Christine and Paul Schmid
D. and Jessica Sculley
Anonymous
Anonymous
Ms. Mary Ann Serra
Ms. Catherine Shavell
Harvey Silverglate and Elsa Dorfman
Rivka Simmons and Jeff Meyerhoff
Beverly S. Simon
Rae Simpson
Anonymous
Melissa Smith
Rhonda Smith
Mary Lou Solliday
Nan and George Soule
Emily St Germain
Mr. and Mrs. Antony A. and Ellen A. Stark
Ms. Iana Strominger
Mr. Charles M. Sullivan and Susan Maycock
Kate Sumney Frank
Ryan and Melissa Swenson
Ms. Elizabeth Ahn Toupin
Ms. Mary and James Tracy
Anonymous
Mr. and Mrs. William A. and Miriam K. Truslow
Sarah Turner and Andrew Kuhn
Heather Tuttle
Anonymous
Ms. Renata Von Tscharner and Peter Munkenbeck
Susan Siris Wexler
Lawrence White
Ann Marie and David Wilkins
Gwen Williams
Wendy Woodfield
J. Travis and John D.W. Woolcott
Ms. Felice and Henry Yager
Anonymous
Tony Zhou
Mr. Gerrit Zwart and Cynthia Sunderland

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

$5,000+

$2,500+

Grant Partners

Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund