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Salem State University Alumni Association and Foundation

Salem State University Alumni Association and Foundation Board 2023


Working with the university and other partners, the alumni association and foundation (AAF) operates under the leadership of a board of directors comprised of alumni and community leaders who promote pride in the university and inspire philanthropy to invest in student success.


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Cheryl Webster
Vice President, Advancement
Executive Director, Salem State University Alumni Association and Foundation, Inc.

Hai Huynh
Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Advancement and Executive Director of the Salem State University Alumni Association and Foundation

Nicole Bousquet
Senior Director, Foundation Controller

Judy Higgins
Foundation Accountant

We are located at:
Salem State University Alumni Association and Foundation
331 Lafayette Street, 2nd floor
Salem, Mass. 01970

Mailing Address:
Salem State University Alumni Association and Foundation
352 Lafayette St.
Salem, MA 01970

Meet the advancement team »


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Alumni Association and Foundation News

Kathy Skrabut wearing a light-colored patterned top
Outgoing chair Kathy Skrabut leaves a legacy

“At the end of the day, my work on the foundation came down to wanting each of Salem State’s students to have access to a transformational education, free from overwhelming financial burden.”

Individuals standing behind an orange ribbon taking part in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the McKeown School of Education
$10M from Cummings Foundation names McKeown School of Education

“We are honored to remember our alumnus Jamie McKeown, and the school that now bears his name will achieve far more for the region's educational ecosystem than would have been possible without the generosity of Bill and Joyce Cummings,” said President John D. Keenan.

Aerial view of Salem State's campus
Scholarship aimed at strengthening future social workforce

"This scholarship grants me the ability to build generational wealth for my family and the power to live out my dream working with marginalized communities, helping to change the stigma around mental health,” said Francisca Daniels ’20, ’23G.

Funds managed by Eastern Wealth Management

  • 2023 Endowment Market Value graph

    Endowment Market Value Growth

    FY2012 - FY2023
  • 2023 Endowment Asset Allocation chart

    Endowment Asset Allocation

    as of June 30, 2023

Foundation Facts

  • $17M+

    raised in FY23
  • 182%

    growth in scholarship support
  • $52.5M

    endowment market as of June 30, 2023
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