Our Supporters

Our Supporters

We love our supporters. Your investment gives aspiring 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

This list reflects generous support received between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. We regret any omissions or errors.

$1,000,000+

  • Jonathan and Jeannie Lavine*
  • State Street Foundation, Inc.*

$500,000 - $999,999

  • Anonymous*
  • Biogen Foundation*
  • Lumina Foundation for Education*
  • Salesforce

$250,000 - $499,999

  • ACCESS Education Fund at the Boston Foundation
  • Barr Foundation*
  • Crankstart Foundation
  • Michael and Susan Dell Foundation*
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Heckscher Foundation for Children
  • The Kresge Foundation*
  • Stupski Foundation*

$100,000 - $249,999

  • AT&T Foundation
  • The Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee*
  • Deloitte LLP
  • ECMC Foundation*
  • Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust
  • Goodwin Procter LLP
  • Liberty Mutual Foundation*
  • Manton Foundation
  • Rowland Foundation
  • Herbert and Nell Singer Foundation
  • Slalom Consulting
  • Jen and Rob Waldron*

$50,000 - $99,999

  • Anonymous
  • Altman Foundation
  • The Jeffrey H. and Shari L. Aronson Family Foundation
  • The Boston Foundation
  • Charles Hayden Foundation
  • Edwin Gould Foundation
  • Koret Foundation*
  • New York Community Trust
  • State Street Corporation
  • Warriors Community Foundation
  • Zug Family Fund*

$25,000 - $49,999

  • Anonymous (2)* 
  • Bain Capital Children’s Charity Ltd.
  • The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.
  • Patti Bellinger
  • California Community Foundation
  • The Emery Family Foundation
  • Loomis, Sayles & Company*
  • The Lovett-Woodsum Foundation
  • Ho Nam and Mary-Ragan Macgill*
  • Quest Foundation
  • Travelers 
  • U.S. Bank Foundation

$10,000 -$24,999

  • Anonymous 
  • Scott and Pamela Aldsworth
  • Cognizant
  • Jonathan Cox
  • Dodge & Cox
  • Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
  • EY
  • FAO Schwarz Family Foundation
  • The Brooks and Joan Fortune Family Foundation
  • William G. Gilmore Foundation
  • Greater Fall River Development Corporation*
  • Frances Hellman and Warren Breslau
  • Simone Hill
  • John Hudson*
  • Kerry Ann James*
  • Suzy and John Lehner*
  • Daniel and Marjorie Levin
  • Bill and Susan McClements*
  • Michelson 20MM Foundation
  • Adam Pisoni
  • William E. Schrafft and Bertha E. Schrafft Charitable Trust
  • The Clinton H. and Wilma T. Shattuck Charitable Trust
  • Charles and Deana Shirley*
  • Stephanie and Brian Spector*
  • Laurie and Peter Thomsen
  • ThreadED*
  • WilmerHale
  • Howard and Candice Wolk*

$5,000 - $9,999

  • Anonymous
  • BankFive*
  • Boston Partners
  • Cambridge Community Foundation
  • Ann Coles*
  • Michael and Ellen Davin
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co. Foundation
  • Matthew La Rocque and Laura Blumenthal
  • E.J. and Chris Landry
  • Longfield Family Foundation*
  • Robin MacIlroy and William Spears*
  • Eddie & Alyce Mandell Memorial Scholarship Fund*
  • Suzanne and Steve Mankoff Charitable Fund
  • William McLaughlin
  • James and Maureen Mellowes
  • Laura Meyerson and Michael Kliebhan*
  • Nellie Mae Education Foundation
  • The Omidyar Group
  • Amit Patel and Madhu Punjabi
  • PwC
  • Red Sox Foundation
  • Seldin/Haring-Smith Foundation
  • Beth Terrana
  • University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc.

$2,500 - $4,999

  • Alastair and Leslie Adam
  • The Paul and Edith Babson Foundation
  • BayCoast Bank
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Bob Giannino and Cameron Rush*
  • Howell Family Charitable Foundation
  • Joie Jager-Hyman
  • Patricia Mahoney
  • William and Janette Mandell and Family*
  • People’s United Community Foundation
  • Pam and Stuart Mathews
  • Murtha Cullina LLP
  • Jane and Gordon Nelson
  • Cynthia Rivera Weissblum
  • Rohda Family Charitable Foundation
  • Joel Steinhaus

$1,000 - $2,499

  • Anonymous
  • Allison Blitzer
  • Bunker Hill Community College
  • Andrea Carlin
  • Marilyn Chinitz
  • Daryn and Lindsey Decesare*
  • Diana DiMenna
  • Nadine Duplessy Kearns and Curtis “Andre” Kearns III
  • EdVestors
  • Shani and Erik Harmon
  • Michael Hartman
  • Whitney Hewitt
  • Casey Johnson*
  • Jeffrey F. and Susan C. Jones
  • Melissa Langness
  • Lee/De Guzman Charitable Fund
  • James and Wendy Mnookin
  • Ruben Orduña
  • Larry Orr and Nicole Lederer
  • Kathryn Plazak and Allan Taylor
  • Michael and Deb Sabin
  • The San Francisco Foundation
  • Derek Sanger and Samantha Clark
  • Mandy Savitz-Romer and Toby Romer
  • Kate and Jeff Schox
  • Thomas and Beth Sorbo
  • Jennnifer Stredler 
  • Mark and Jeri Tarini
  • Matthew and Peter Vaughan-Vail

*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