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Trustees of Cummings Foundation

Trustees of Cummings Foundation, Inc. are elected as either "Community Trustees" or "Charter Trustees," but all have equal authority. Community Trustees, who serve renewable three-year terms, are typically area leaders with no employment connection to Cummings Properties or Cummings Foundation, or their subsidiaries. Charter Trustees, who serve without limit of time, are Cummings family or members of the professional staff of Cummings Foundation or an affiliate thereof.

Front row, left to right: The Honorable Margot Botsford, Dr. Marilyn Cummings Morris, Dr. Deborah Kochevar, Joyce Vyriotes, Joyce Cummings, Carol Donovan, Laurie Gabriel
Back row, left to right: Bill Grant (CFO, Cummings Properties), Dennis Clarke (Chairman and CEO, Cummings Properties), Dr. Anthony Monaco, Joel Swets, Dr. Joseph Abate, Dr. Arlan Fuller, Bill Cummings, Richard Ockerbloom, Paul Casey, Dr. David Harris, Eric Anderson (President, Cummings Properties)

Community Trustees

Joseph Abate, M.D. since 2006
Orthopedic surgeon
The Honorable Margot Botsford since 2005
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Paul C. Casey since 2004
Retired Massachusetts legislator
Carol A. Donovan since 2002
Retired public school teacher and legislator
Arlan F. Fuller, Jr., M.D. since 2014
Vice president for oncology services, Winchester Hospital Center for Cancer Care
Laurie Gabriel, CFA since 2016
Retired managing partner, Wellington Management Company
David R. Harris, Ph.D. since 2017
President, Union College
DeborahT. Kochevar, D.V.M., Ph.D. since 2008
Provost and senior vice president ad interim, Tufts University
Anthony P. Monaco, M.D., Ph.D. since 2011
President, Tufts University
Richard C. Ockerbloom since 2004
Retired president, The Boston Globe


Charter Trustees

Eric S. Anderson since 2019
President, Cummings Properties
Dennis A. Clarke since 2019
Chairman and CEO, Cummings Properties
Joyce M. Cummings since 2002
Co-founder, Cummings Foundation
Patricia A. Cummings, Psy.D. since 2002
Psychologist, New York
William S. Cummings since 2002
Co-founder, Cummings Foundation
Marilyn Cummings Morris, M.D., M.P.H. since 2004
Associate professor, Columbia University


Trustees Emeriti

Lawrence S. Bacow, J.D., Ph.D. since 2003
President, Harvard University
Michael H. Pascavage, AIA since 2009
Retired chairman, Cummings Properties


Ex Officio Trustees

William F. Grant since 2019
Chief financial officer and senior vice president, Cummings Properties
Joel B. Swets since 2019
Executive director, Cummings Foundation


Foundation Staff

Joel B. Swets
Executive director, Cummings Foundation
Joyce Vyriotes
Deputy director (pro bono), Cummings Foundation
Christina Berthelsen
Grants manager (pro bono), Cummings Foundation


TRUSTEES: All trustees have equal authority. Most serve for renewable three-year terms, except for the charter trustees who serve without limit of time. No trustees receive any compensation from Cummings Foundation, Inc., with the exception of the Foundation’s Executive Director, and no family members are anywhere employed by the Foundation or by any affiliate.

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