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MassArt Foundation

MassArt Auction 2023

The Massachusetts College of Art and Design Foundation Board is a committed body of supporters who volunteer their time to advance the mission of MassArt. In concert with the Vice President for Advancement, they identify and support fundraising priorities that help the College and its community flourish. 

Foundation members are dedicated to expanding philanthropic support for the College and are leaders in establishing scholarships, supporting faculty initiatives, and providing program support wherever needed. The Foundation recognizes the transformative power of an art and design education and seeks to expand access to the arts to students and community members alike with an eye towards justice and equity.


The MassArt Foundation is a charitable corporation exempt from taxation under 501(c)(3) of the IRS code that raises funds for programs at MassArt and oversees its endowment. The MassArt Foundation's Federal Tax ID number is 04-2742359.

Gifts made to the Foundation are recognized as charitable donations. To learn more, contact Kathryn Calnan, Interim Associate Vice President for Advancement, MassArt at or 617.879.7012.

MassArt Foundation MEMBERS

Deirdre Nectow, Chair
Andra Dekkers, Vice Chair 
Patricia Rivers, Vice Chair
Ted MacLean, Treasurer

Henry Biner
Katie Block
Suzanne Bump
Richard Coffman
Nina Fletcher '91
Mary K. Grant, President
Courtney Jacobovits
Alison Judd M‘07
Ashley Karger
Wanita Kennedy
Fred HC Liang, Professor, Fine Arts 2D & Printmaking
Elizabeth Lowrey H'19
James Mason '81, Associate Provost & Dean of Faculty
Brenda Molife, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Emma Pickard
Janice M. Saragoni, Trustee Representative
Valentine Talland
Chiara Trabucchi

Honorary Directors

Caroline Collings
Robert Gatof
Nicholas Greville
Jennifer Harrington
Charles Jobson
Katherine Sloan
Michael Tarnow
Elissa Warner

Chair  Emeriti

Trevania Henderson, Chair Emerita
William Hicks, Chair Emeritus
Tali Kwatcher, Chair Emerita
Susan Schechter, Chair Emerita
Clare Villari, Chair Emerita