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MassArt Foundation

The Massachusetts College of Art and Design Foundation is a committed body of supporters who volunteer their time to advance the mission of MassArt, its students, faculty and staff.

Foundation members are dedicated to expanding philanthropic support for the College in order to make a world-class education possible for aspiring young artists.

Their leadership, vision and financial support have built the annual MassArt Auction into a premier event in the City of Boston. The incredibly successful pre-fashion show party that funds scholarships for outstanding fashion design students, was launched by the MassArt Foundation.

They are instrumental in establishing scholarships, supporting faculty initiatives, building and supporting UNBOUND, the Campaign for the Bakalar and Paine Galleries and much, much more.

Recognized as a leading voice in Boston and beyond for fostering support and recognition of contemporary art and design, MassArt Foundation members are tireless advocates for artists and designers whose unconventional talent enriches the cultural landscape throughout New England.

Individually and as a group, MassArt Foundation members fearlessly advance MassArt's mission throughout the United States and internationally. The MassArt Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity and gifts made to it are recognized as charitable donations. To learn more, contact Marjorie O'Malley, Executive Director, MassArt Foundation and VP for Advancement, MassArt.


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. Last year the foundation distributed more than $1.5 million in scholarships, awards, and grants. The MassArt Foundation's Fedral Tax ID number is 04-2742359.

Established a quarter century ago, the foundation is led by a thirty-member Board of Directors and its committees work in concert with the college's senior leadership to identify and shape fundraising priorities.

Contributors to the MassArt Foundation recognize the tremendous opportunity that a MassArt education provides to aspiring artists, designers, and educators seeking to make a difference through their chosen craft.

MassArt Foundation Board of Directors 2017-2018

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

Aisha Al Riyami
Robert Bachelder
June Biner
Richard Coffman
Caroline Collings, Honorary Director
Nina Fletcher
Deanna Fulp
Robert Gatof
Nicholas Greville, Honorary Director
Trevania Henderson, Chair Emerita
William Hicks, Chair Emeritus
Michelle Ingari
Charles Jobson
Alison Judd '07
Wesley Karger
Brian Kinney
Tali Kwatcher
Fred Leichter
Fred Liang
James Mason
Roberta Moore
Deirdre Nectow
Peter Nessen, Trustee Representative
David Nelson, President
Lyssa Palu-ay, Interim Provost
Paul Pflugfelder
Emma Pickard
Patricia Rivers
Susan Rothenberg, Honorary Director
Susan Schechter, Chair Emerita
Molly Shannon
Katherine Sloan, College President Emerita, Honorary Director
Michael Tarnow, Honorary Director
Chiara Trabucchi
Clare Villari, Chair Emerita
Elissa Warner
Cheryl Warrick '88, Honorary Director
David Webster
Gregory Bartlett, Foundation Secretary 
Lynn Tibbets, Foundation Controller