MCLA Foundation, Inc.

Mission Statement

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Foundation, Inc. is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to the growth, development and support of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and its faculty, staff and students, with special emphasis on academic quality and the assurance of access to higher education through the receipt, management, and disbursement of funds and other charitable contributions secured through private sources and grant funding. 

MCLA Foundation Board of Directors


Julie Arnold '94,  Chair
Owner, Gajda, Arnold, & McConnell, PC

Jason Dohaney '04, Vice Chair 
Investment Advisor, MountainOne Financial Services

Billie Jo Sawyer, Treasurer
Partner / Owner, Sawyer LLC

Amy Smith '96, Clerk
Chief Operating Officer, Inland Management Corp.

Robert Ziomek '89, President
Vice President of Insituitional Advancement, MCLA 

Marc Morandi '90, Vice President 
Senior Director of Development and Advancement Operations, MCLA


Michael Avis '91
Relationship Manager, Empower Retirement

Mike Barbieri '95
Senior Vice President of Residential and Consumer Lending, Pittsfield Cooperative Bank

Anthony Barbosa '15 
CEO & Co-Founder, American Pyramids

Tara Barboza, MBA '12
Assistant Professor, Business Administration and Economics, MCLA

Kimberly Boyden- Briones '89 
Chief Human Resource Officer, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

Timothy Cherubini
Executive Director, COSLA – Chief Officers of State Library Agencies

Jean Clarke-Mitchell '00
Clinical Director, Elizabeth Freeman Center

Anthony Dolan '84
President, Resound Inc.

Frances Jones-Sneed
Retired Professor of History and Political Science, MCLA

JamieEllen Moncecchi 
Senior Vice President / Chief Administrative Officer, Greylock Federal Credit Union

Mary Nash
Owner / Program Developer & Evaluator / Grant Writer, NASH Insights

Charles O'Brien 
President & CEO, Adams Community Bank

Denise Richardello '77, M.Ed. '81, Hon. D.P.S. '18
Retired Executive Vice President, MCLA

Michelle Hansen '08, Alumni Rep
Coordinator of Affinity Programs & Reunions, SUNY Oneonta

Denise Marshall '81, Trustee Rep
Retired Executive Vice President, Adams Community Bank

MCLA Foundation Policies

Gift Policy

Investment Policy

Please contact Marc Morandi '90, Senior Director of Development and Advancement Operations and Vice President of the MCLA Foundation at 413.662.5221 with any questions.

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