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The UMass Dartmouth Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization created to render financial assistance and aid in the development effort and the educational programs of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Governed by its Board of Directors, the UMass Dartmouth Foundation receives and administers gifts to the University and provides support to the students, faculty and staff through its efforts.

President (ex officio)

Mark A. Fuller, Ph.D.

Vice President (ex officio)

Ramprasad Balasubramanian
Interim Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Executive Director

Dean Hickey
Vice Chancellor, University Advancement

Chair, UMass Dartmouth Foundation Board

Richard Aubut '75

Vice Chair, UMass Dartmouth Foundation Board

Jeff Duchemin '88

Treasurer, UMass Dartmouth Foundation Board; Chair, Finance, Budget, and Audit Committee

Joe Cozzolino '87

Assistant Treasurer (ex officio)

David Gingerella
Vice Chancellor, Administration and Finance

Chair, Governance Committee

Esther Emard '75

Chair, Governance Committee

Richard Lafrance

Clerk (ex officio)

Carol Kozma
Associate Director of Donor Relations


Joe Augustyn '69

Cassie Canastra '20

Colleen Carney Courtney

Jeff Conway ’87

Gerald Hall '63

Jim French ’78

Robert J. Gauvin '85

Jan H. Reynolds '82

Carl Sittard '87

Dena Xifaras

Directors (ex-officio)

Castell Abner, Jr., JD '97
President, UMass Law Alumni Association

Brian Kelly '88
President, UMass Dartmouth Alumni Association

Doug Roscoe
President, Faculty Senate


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