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

This list reflects generous support received between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. We regret any omissions or errors.

$600,000 - $999,999

  • State Street Foundation, Inc.*
  • Biogen Foundation *

$250,000 - $599,999

  • ACCESS Education Fund at The Boston Foundation
  • Barr Foundation*
  • Lumina Foundation for Education 
  • Michael & Susan Dell Foundation 
  • The University of California, Office of the President 

$100,000 - $249,999

  • AT&T
  • The Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee*
  • The Boston Foundation
  • Heckscher Foundation for Children 
  • James Irvine Foundation
  • Peery Foundation
  • State Street Corporation 
  • Stupski Foundation 
  • Zug Family Fund*

$50,000 - $99,999

  • Anonymous (2)
  • The Jeffery H. and Shari L. Aronson Family Foundation
  • Edwin Gould Foundation
  • Goodwin Procter LLP
  • The Charles Hayden Foundation
  • Liberty Mutual Foundation*
  • New America
  • Rowland Foundation 
  • The Lovett-Woodsum Foundation*

$25,000 - $49,999

  • Bain Children's Fund 
  • Melora and Andrew Balson
  • The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. 
  • Bella Charitable Foundation 
  • Patti Bellinger
  • The Bisconti Family Foundation*
  • Charles Couric
  • Dana Emery
  • Ali, Elham, Celine, and Sari El Abboud
  • Koret Foundation 
  • Loomis, Sayles & Company*
  • Mabel Louise Riley Foundation
  • MetLife Foundation
  • Ho Nam and Mary-Ragan Macgill*
  • The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.
  • Warriors Community Foundation
  • Winston & Strawn LLP

$10,000 -$24,999

  • Adobe Foundation
  • Scott and Pamela Aldsworth
  • A-Mark Foundation
  • Cognizant 
  • Ann Coles*
  • Columbia University 
  • Dodge & Cox
  • Bill Draper
  • Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
  • EY
  • FAO Schwarz Family Foundation
  • The Brooks and Joan Fortune Family Foundation 
  • Mark Gallogly and Elizabeth Strickler
  • William G. Gilmore Foundation 
  • Greater Fall River Development Corporation*
  • Innovate Foundation
  • J.P. Morgan Private Bank
  • Kerry Ann James*
  • Daniel and Marjorie Levin
  • Bill and Susan McClements*
  • Alexander Navab
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Red Sox Foundation  
  • Santander Bank, N. A. 
  • William E. Schrafft and Bertha E. Schrafft Charitable Trust 
  • Eileen Shapiro and Reuben Eaves 
  • The Clinton H. and Wilma T. Shattuck Charitable Trust 
  • Charles and Deana Shirley*
  • Stephanie and Brian Spector*
  • Syntel 
  • Beth Terrana
  • Laurie and Peter Thomsen
  • ThreadED*
  • TIAA
  • U.S. Bank Foundation 
  • U.S. Bank
  • Melissa Williams 
  • WiPro Limited

$5,000 - $9,999

  • Anonymous
  • Alice W. Dorr Foundation
  • BAE Systems 
  • BankFive*
  • Berkshire Bank
  • Julie and Eben Berry
  • Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
  • Boston Partners
  • Cambridge Community Foundation
  • Thomas and Nancy Cornacchia
  • Balamurugan Cumaresan and Vaithehi Muttulingam
  • Michael and Ellen Davin
  • Deloitte LLP
  • Diana DiMenna
  • Michael and Barbara Eisenson
  • Golub Group
  • Frances Hellman and Warren Breslau
  • John Hudson
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co. Foundation
  • Lafayette College 
  • E.J. and Chris Landry*
  • Longfield Family Foundation*
  • Robin MacIlroy and William Spears*
  • The Malka Fund
  • Eddie & Alyce Mandell Memorial Scholarship Fund*
  • Suzanne and Steve Mankoff Charitable Fund
  • James and Maureen Mellowes
  • Victor and Lisa Mendelson
  • Laura Meyerson and Michael Kliebhan
  • MFS Investment Management
  • Bansi Nagji
  • Janet Offensend
  • Oracle
  • Adam Pisoni
  • Bob Rivers and Patricia Pergola-Rivers
  • Sapient
  • Esta Stecher
  • The Abbot and Dorothy H. Stevens Foundation
  • TFC Financial
  • Bruce and Marianne Thompson*
  • The Richard & Elizabeth Witten Foundation
  • University of Massachusetts Boston
     

$2,500 - $4,999

  • Anonymous (4)
  • Aberdeen Standard Investments
  • Amelia Alverson
  • Scott Babka
  • The Paul and Edith Babson Foundation
  • Andrew Barth
  • BayCoast Bank
  • Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation
  • Lisa Carnoy
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Education Forum
  • Bob Giannino and Cameron Rush
  • Greater Lawrence Summer Fund, a fund of Essex County Community Foundation
  • David and Lyn Hadden*
  • Howell Family Charitable Foundation
  • Joie Jager-Hyman
  • Minnie Joung
  • Robert Karam
  • Candace Lau-Hansen and Nash Strudwick
  • Karen Leitner and Noah Rumpf
  • Stephen Maltzman
  • William and Janette Mandell and Family*
  • Pam and Stuart Mathews
  • Maxima Consulting
  • Rick Moore
  • Murtha Cullina LLP
  • Nellie Mae Education Foundation
  • Jane and Gordon Nelson
  • Noel and Andrea O'Neill
  • Amit Patel and Madhu Punjabi
  • People's United Community Foundation
  • Kathryn Plazak and Allan Taylor
  • Jerome Rappaport
  • Shaiza Rizavi
  • Rohda Family Charitable Foundation
  • Samet & Company, PC
  • Tom and Beth Sorbo
  • Mark and Jeri Tarini
  • Thompson Wealth Management
  • Donna and Steve Tritman*
  • University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc.
  • Sandra Urie and Frank Herron
  • UST Global
  • Jack and Joanne Wise
     

$1,000 - $2,499

  • Mark and Christine Alper
  • Anonymous (2)
  • Mark Asher
  • Sydney Atkins
  • Bain & Company
  • Bill Barke
  • Andrew and Rosemary Bentley
  • Bunker Hill Community College
  • Andrea Carlin
  • Gerald and Kate Chertavian
  • Citizens Bank Foundation
  • Anne Columbia and Richard Lester
  • Gregg and Maria Congleton
  • Brendan and Courtney Coughlin
  • Carol and Gary Crossen
  • Dan Curtin
  • Jeffrey Davis and Ulloa Davis
  • Matt Davis
  • Daryn and Lindsey Decesare
  • Wally and Tracie DeGuglielmo
  • Anuradha Desai
  • Ellen Dubner
  • E. Puopolo & Son
  • Susan Edelstein
  • Sam and Alex Épée-Bouyna
  • Lisa Fanjoy
  • Yale and Donna Fergang
  • Katherine and Jim Finn
  • Jennifer and Jay Flanagan
  • Abe and Jen Friedman
  • Yvonne Garcia
  • Donald Gignac
  • Rebecca Haag
  • Bob Hatch
  • Whitney Hewitt
  • Rich and Susan Holbrook
  • Kathy Horgan
  • Tim Hornbrook
  • Casey Johnson
  • Anton Katz
  • Robin Katz
  • Jonathan Kutchins
  • Matthew La Rocque
  • Jonah Lansky
  • Emily Lavine and Nathan Rosin
  • Hau Lee
  • Nick Leone
  • John and Michelle Letcher
  • Jon Levy
  • David and Karin Levy
  • Rick MacDonald
  • Patricia Mahoney
  • Lisa Matlin
  • Janet McCormick
  • Brian McDonnell and Julianna Connolly
  • Bill and Kathleen McVicar
  • Mary Jo Meisner*
  • Michael Melendez and Michael Francis
  • Anne Melvin
  • Quincy and Jenna Miller
  • Kelley Murphy
  • Kevin and Kristin Nguyen
  • Ruben Orduña and Elizabeth Hill
  • Larry Orr and Nicole Lederer
  • Alexander and Alison Packard
  • Katherine Parker
  • Anya Thomas Phillips and Corey Thomas
  • George and Carol Raffoul
  • Rob Romero
  • John Todd Roof
  • Mark and Etta Rosen
  • Derek Sanger and Samantha Clark
  • Mandy Savitz-Romer and Toby Romer*
  • Mike and Susan Scannell
  • Jeremy Seeger
  • Aline Shapiro
  • Bob Shireman and Lucinda Sikes
  • Michael B. Simons
  • Joel Steinhaus*
  • Laura Tuttle
  • James Valentini and Teodolinda Barolini
  • Deanne and Rick Wherry*
  • Howard and Candice Wolk
  • Linda and Eddie Zizmor
     

*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