Board and Officers

A Message from our Chair, Seth Garfield

Dear Friend,

The period of transition now begins for the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts.

The Board of Directors sees the change in our organization’s leadership as an opportunity to work with our funders and other supporters to take a close look at how the Community Foundation can build on our obvious strengths and buttress any perceived weaknesses.

A committee has been formed to search for a new President; we’re excited about the process and looking forward to the next chapter for the Community Foundation. Click here for the full job description.  We fully expect that you may have some questions and concerns about what comes next, and we sincerely ask for your help in identifying any issues that you feel need our attention.  

Community Foundation supporters like you are vital to the Foundation’s success, and we need you now more than ever. Your input will play a key role in helping us move forward. To that end, we are including information on the Foundation’s key staff and Board members and encourage you to contact any of us with concerns. Below is the contact information for staff members:

  • Pam Evans, Director of Operations, (508) 996-8253, ext. 204,, for financial and operations questions or concerns;
  • Lauren Maher Patrick, Program Officer, (508) 996-8253, ext. 202,, for grants, fund transfers, and program questions or concerns;
  • Nancy Harding, Communications Director, (508) 996-8253, ext. 203,, for media questions, the website, grants research database, and special events.
  • Megan Boyle, Manager of Administration, (508) 996-8253, ext. 206,, for gifts and deposits, scholarships, and SEEAL questions.

 The following Board Members can also be reached with questions or concerns:

 On behalf of the Directors and the Foundation staff, I wish to thank you for your support. The exceptional growth that the Foundation has achieved in but a score of years is attributable to your generosity and belief in our ability to sustain and improve the region’s quality of life.  We look forward to hearing from you. We stand ready to join with you in building a stronger and better Community Foundation.



Seth Garfield 

 Seth Garfield, Chair