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Committees

Executive Committee

Empowered to act as the full Board as set forth in the by-laws. Meets as needed.

Valentine Talland, Chair
Jennifer Harrington, Vice Chair
Michelle Ingari, Vice Chair
Marjorie O’Malley, Executive Director
Jeremy Pozen, Treasurer

Nominating Committee

Reviews and recommends candidates for appointment to the Foundation, term renewals, and election of officers.

Brian Kinney, Chair
Aisha Al Riyami
Tali Kwatcher
Marjorie O’Malley, Executive Director
Deirdre Nectow

Investment Committee

Reviews actions of the Foundation’s outside investment manager, and reports to the full Board on the investment progress of the endowment.

Wesley Karger, Chair
June Biner
Charles Jobson
Marjorie O’Malley, Executive Director
Paul Pflugfelder
Molly Shannon
Kurt Steinberg (Ex-Officio)

Audit Committee

Working with the accounting firm, is responsible for compliance and oversight of the external financial audit. Meets as needed.

Bob Gatof, Chair
June Biner
Marjorie O’Malley, Executive Director
Jeremy Pozen
Valentine Talland

Auction Committee

Plan and orchestrates the College’s major annual Art Auction.

Katie Block, Co-Chair
Cheryl Franklin, Co-Chair

Franny Andahazy '83
Deanna Fulp
Jennifer Harrington 
Beth Kantrowitz
Tali Kwatcher
Jeffrey Lee
Natalie Lemle
Virginia Litle
Kristina Hare Lyons
Marjorie O'Malley
Karen Pfefferle
Patricia Rivers
Katie Ryan
Susan Schechter
Molly Shannon
Valentine Talland
John Thompson '05
Chiara Trabucchi
Lisa Tung
Elissa Warner

Travel Committee

Trevania Henderson
Michelle Ingari
Fred Liang
Marjorie O'Malley
Paul Pflugfelder
Valentine Talland
Chiara Trabucchi
Clare Villari

Fashion Show Party Host Committee

The Committee plays a crucial role in shaping the look and feel of the annual Fashion Show Party and ensuring its financial success.

Emma Calus
Aisha Al Riyami
Trevania Henderson
Wes Karger
Brian Kinney
Tali Kwatcher
James Mason
Molly Shannon
David Webster

Development Committee

The Development Committee operates under the direction of the Board of Trustees. The Chair of the Board of Trustees appoints the Chair and its members. All of the actions must be reviewed and approved by the Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees.

Peter Nessen, Chair (Trustee)
Karen Keane  (Trustee)
Denise Korn (Trustee)
Bill McQuillan (Trustee)
Pamela Parisi (Trustee)
Linda Snyder, Vice Chair
Valentine Talland (Chair, Foundation Board)
Nina Fletcher (Director, Foundation Board)
David Nelson (Ex-Officio)
Marjorie O'Malley, ED & VP of Advancement (Liaison)

Engagement Committee

This committee is charged with developing practical strategies and activities to more fully engage members of the MassArt Foundation in the life of Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Michelle Ingari, Chair
Aisha Al Riyami
June Biner
Nina Fletcher
Alison Judd 
Deirdre Nectow
Patricia Rivers
Chiara Trabucchi
Valentine Talland

Campaign Committee

The role of this committee is to ensure the financial success of UNBOUND, The Campaign for the Bakalar & Paine Galleries. Members of this committee have given substantial gifts.

Rich Coffman
Charlie Jobson
Tali Kwatcher
David Nelson
Marjorie O’Malley
Molly Shannon
Lisa Tung
Elissa Warner