Our Supporters

Our Supporters

We love our supporters. Your investment gives aspiring, driven, and talented young people the best chance for a lifetime of success. Thank you for your partnership and generous support. We truly could not do this work without you.

Ways to Give

List reflects donors who made gifts between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.

$1,000,000+

  • State Street Foundation, Inc.1,3

$600,000 - $999,999

  • Jonathan and Jeannie Lavine1,3

$250,000 - $599,999

  • Barr Foundation1,3 
  • The Boston Foundation1,3
  • College Board
  • GreenLight Fund2,3
  • James Irvine Foundation2,3
  • Spark*SF Public Schools in conjunction with Google.org2,3
  • University of California Office of the President2

$100,000 - $249,999

  • The Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee1,3
  • Biogen Foundation1
  • Michael & Susan Dell Foundation3
  • ECMC Foundation3
  • Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust
  • Greater Boston Real Estate Board1
  • Institute of Education Sciences (IES)3
  • Peery Foundation2,3

$50,000 - $99,999

  • Anonymous1,3
  • Citizens Bank Foundation1
  • Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation1
  • Diane and Neil Exter1,3
  • Edwin Gould Foundation
  • The Charles Hayden Foundation1
  • Innovate Foundation2
  • Liberty Mutual Foundation1,3
  • The Lovett-Woodsum Foundation1,3
  • Lumina Foundation for Education
  • New America
  • State Street Corporation
  • Zug Family Fund3

$25,000 - $49,999

  • Adobe Foundation1,2
  • Bain Capital Children's Charity1
  • Andrew and Melora Balson1,3
  • The Bisconti Family Foundation2,3
  • Chirag Foundation1,3
  • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
  • Maria and Robert Dwyer1,3
  • El Abboud Family1,3
  • The Highland Street Foundation1
  • Lewis Family Foundation1
  • Loomis, Sayles & Company
  • MIT Inclusive Innovation Competition
  • FAO Schwarz Family Foundation3
  • Shippy Foundation1
  • SV22
  • Westly Foundation2

$10,000 - $24,999

  • Adobe2 
  • The Aldsworth Family1,3
  • The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.1, 2
  • Bella Charitable Foundation2
  • Patti Bellinger & Dick Balzer3
  • Cabot Family Charitable Trust1
  • Carbonite1
  • The Charlotte Foundation1,3
  • Cognizant1
  • Sandy and Paul Edgerley1
  • Greater Fall River Development Corporation1,3
  • Kerry Ann James1,3
  • The Landry Family1,3
  • Daniel and Marjorie Levin1
  • MFS Investment Management1
  • Gordon and Jane Nelson1
  • Rowland Foundation1
  • Santander Bank, N. A.1
  • Sapient1
  • William E. Schrafft and Bertha E. Schrafft Charitable Trust1
  • Stephanie and Brian Spector3
  • Tata Consultancy Services1
  • Beth Terrana
  • Laurie and Peter Thomsen1,3
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury1,3
  • University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc.1
  • US Bank Foundation2
  • Warriors Community Foundation2
  • Western Digital Foundation2
  • Melissa Williams2

$5,000 - $9,999

  • Anonymous (2)1
  • Bank of the West2
  • BayCoast Bank1
  • Thomas and Lily Beischer2,3
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts1
  • Cambridge Community Foundation1
  • Ann Coles1,3
  • Curriculum Associates1
  • Michael and Ellen Davin1
  • Deloitte LLP1
  • Dodge & Cox2
  • Michael and Barbara Eisenson1
  • Eliassen Group1
  • Dana Emery2
  • Essex County Community Foundation1
  • William G. Gilmore Foundation2
  • Frances Hellman and Warren Breslau2
  • iRobot's Executive Team and Board of Directors1
  • Robin MacIlroy and William Spears1
  • Eddie Mandell Memorial Scholarship Fund1,3
  • Suzanne and Steve Mankoff Charitable Fund2
  • The Martin Fund1
  • James and Maureen Mellowes1
  • Laura Meyerson and Michael Kliebhan1,3
  • Linda and Andy Ory1
  • The Packard Family1,3
  • Mark and Kim Price1,3
  • New England Patriots Foundation1
  • Oracle1
  • Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)2
  • Amit Patel and Madhu Punjabi2
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP1
  • The Clinton H. and Wilma T. Shattuck Charitable Trust1
  • Charles and Deana Shirley1,3
  • Singhal Family1
  • The Abbot and Dorothy H. Stevens Foundation1
  • Syntel1
  • Bruce and Marianne Thompson1,3
  • ThreadED1
  • Donna and Steve Tritman1,3
  • Union Bank2
  • University of Massachusetts Boston1
  • UST Global1
  • Sarah and Mark Williamson1
  • Jack and Joanne Wise1

$2,500 - $4,999

  • Anonymous1
  • The Paul and Edith Babson Foundation1
  • John Bahnken1
  • Wayne and Jacqui Budd1,3
  • Brendan and Courtney Coughlin1,3
  • Bala Cumaresan and Vaithehi Muttulingam1
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute1
  • DLA Piper2
  • Bob Giannino3
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co.1
  • Goodwin Procter LLP1
  • Rene Guilmet1
  • David and Lyn Hadden1,3
  • The Howell Family Charitable Foundation1
  • Pete Hultman and Erin Willard2
  • Brian Kinney1
  • Candace Lau-Hansen1,3
  • Louis Lehot2
  • William and Janette Mandell and Family1,3
  • Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council1
  • Maxima Consulting1
  • William McLaughlin1
  • Mechanics Bank2
  • Susan Mosher1
  • Murtha Cullina LLP1
  • Nellie Mae Education Foundation1
  • Noel and Andrea O'Neill1
  • Ruben Orduña and Elizabeth Hill2,3
  • Jon and Robin Painter1
  • People's United Bank1
  • Kathryn Plazak and Allan Taylor1,3
  • Tim Ranzetta2
  • Rohda Family Charitable Foundation1
  • Samet & Company, PC1
  • Bob Shireman and Lucinda Sikes2,3
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst1
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell1
  • Carolyn and Anton Wintner1
  • Christopher and Denise Woods1

$1,000 - $2,499

  • Anonymous1
  • Mohamad and Kecia Ali1
  • Mark and Christine Alper2
  • Asher Family Fund2
  • Tracy Atkinson1
  • Michael and Michele Baltay1
  • Bill Barke
  • Karen Walker Beecher1
  • Beneficial State Bank2
  • Ambar Bhattacharyya and Minnie Setty2
  • Marina and Walter Bornhorst1
  • Paul and Gail Bouton1
  • Joan Brennan1
  • Matthew and Susanne Brennan1
  • Bunker Hill Community College1
  • Jay and Lori Burke1
  • Jeff Bussgang1
  • Paul Ciriello and Wendy Del Mul1
  • Commencement Photos, Inc.1
  • Commonwealth Financial Network1
  • Gregg and Maria Congleton1
  • Kelly Corwin1
  • Randi and Joel Cutler1
  • Janet Darcy1
  • Jeffrey Davis and Kate Ulloa Davis1
  • Sally and David Dornaus1
  • Carl Drisko and Allie Altman1
  • David and Rhonda Everts1
  • GMO LLC1
  • Tim Grady1
  • Tina and Charles Grant1
  • Jill Greenthal1
  • Gupta Foundation1
  • Cynthia Haines and Ed Mueller1
  • Michelle Hicks1
  • Danny Hirce1
  • Parkman Howe and Melinda Lindquist1
  • John Hudson1
  • Ashoo and Rajeev Jain1
  • Todd Krasnow1
  • Ava Lee and David Bellshaw2
  • Jon Levy1
  • Longfield Family Foundation1
  • Larry and Stacey Lucchino1
  • Wendy McMullin
  • Mary Jo Meisner1,3
  • Michael Melendez and Michael Francis1
  • David Melville1
  • Andrew Miller1 
  • Bansi Nagji2
  • Ho Nam and Mary-Ragan Macgill2
  • Fong Ng1
  • Ben and Kim Olds1
  • Toby Romer and Mandy Savitz-Romer1,3
  • Mark and Etta Rosen1
  • Michael and Deb Sabin1
  • The San Francisco Foundation2
  • Jonathan and Katherine Schoeck1
  • Jamie Solomon and Angelina Monteiro1
  • Thomas and Elizabeth Sorbo1
  • Joel Steinhaus3
  • Wai-Yan Sun and David Tam1
  • Mark and Jeri Tarini1
  • John and Susan Valpey1
  • C. Mark Vasu and Susan Finegan1,3
  • Matthew and Peter Vaughan-Vail
  • Anne and Don Vermeil2
  • Howard and Candice Wolk

Massachusetts commitment 

Bay Area commitment 

multi-year commitment 

Jeannie & Jonathan Lavine

Meet Jeannie & Jonathan Lavine

"We know that intellect is not distributed based on income, neither should education be."
Jeannie and Jonathan Lavine have been major supporters of uAspire since 2011. In 2014, the Lavines made a $3 million, five-year commitment to help uAspire address the issue of college affordability within Massachusetts and nationwide. This transformative gift helped uAspire launch the student-facing Lavine Family Center for College Affordability in April 2015 at the uAspire Boston office. The Lavines’ gift also helped uAspire leverage an additional $4.5 million from other supporters. keep reading