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Bridgewater State University Foundation

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Bridgewater State University Foundation

The Bridgewater State University Foundation was established in 1984 as a 501(c)(3) trust to raise and manage funds for the benefit of Bridgewater State University. The Foundation works closely with the trustees, administration of the University, and our Alumni Association to promote the university and to raise private support for the institution. The university relies on both state support and gifts from alumni and friends to progress as an institution. Endowed funds play a vital role in furthering faculty and student research, securing new academic equipment for classrooms and laboratories, creating scholarships for study at Bridgewater and abroad and more.

Activities of the Foundation include: administration of endowment and property assets, encouraging current-purpose, deferred and in-kind support from individuals and corporations, and the annual Chairmen’s Dinner each May.

Selected accomplishments of the Foundation include:

  • Creation of the college’s endowment which totals nearly $18 million
  • Purchases of real property including Davis Alumni Center; 180 Summer Street, home of the Department of Political Science; the Barry House; and a 7-acre land parcel abutting the east campus.
  • Increasing annual disbursements to benefit the college’s greatest academic-related needs. More than $822,000 was directed to the college from the Foundation in FY2009.

Thanks to all of you for helping with this important effort!

Foundation Trustees

Eugene J. Durgin Jr., Chair
Dr. Mary Lou Thornburg, Vice Chair
Dennis F. Leahy, '88, Secretary
Nobo Sircar, Treasurer
E. Dennis Kelly Jr., Immediate Past Chair

Marie Baroni Allen, '65
Kevin Andrews
Dr. Marilyn White Barry, '58, Distinguished
Raymond Bigelow, '93
Carol Conway Bulman
Thomas M. Caron, '75
George Charbonneau, '66, G'70
Peter Chase
Terry Hart Cogan, '51, Distinguished
Christopher Cooney
Dr. Theresa M. Corcoran, '50
John B. Cruz III
Jeremy S. David, Esq.
David P. Deep
Dorothy A. Dunn, '51
John P. Hackett, '55, G'60
Dr. Joshua Hamilton, '80
Kayla Harvey, '13
David B. Jenkins
Juliette Johnson, '64
Allen R. Larson, Esq.
James Lively
Richard P. Lombardi, '59, G'63
F. Scott Longo, '89
Dr. Mary A. Mahan, '60
Armand Marchand, '66, G'70
David J. Messaline, '65, Emeritus
Dr. Dana Mohler-Faria *
Louis M. Ricciardi *
Carol Sacchetti, '98
Dr. Francis T. Sherry, '63
Paul D. Silvia, Esq.
Dr. Adrian Tinsley
Robert L. Todd, '64, G'70
Carolyn V. Turchon, '62
Donald L. Vincent, '62
Dr. George A. Weygand, '53, G'56
William M. Whelan

* Ex-officio