Tufts Community Appeal

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Did you know that nearly 1 in 5 Tufts employees made a gift during the 2023 Tufts Community Appeal (TCA)? Tufts staff and faculty have made the TCA a tradition of generous giving for our community! The TCA is our chance to come together as a workforce in support of our talented students and non-profits in Tufts' host communities.  Make your gift to the TCA by December 31st!

TCA Giving Options

Tufts Community Grants (TCG) - Contribute to the TCG program to support our host communities and the important work that is done by Tufts volunteers with community organizations in Medford, Somerville, Grafton and Boston. This year, your gift to the TCG program will make three times the impact thanks to a generous 2:1 matching gift from Cummings Foundation; every $1 donated to the TCG program will be matched with $2 by Cummings Foundation— up to $200,000! You can learn more about Tufts Community Grants program on our website: go.tufts.edu/TCG.

Tufts Financial Aid - Support our students by making a donation to Tufts Financial Aid. Join alumni, parents and friends in the effort to help deserving and extraordinary students attend Tufts based on their academic ability and not their ability to pay. Your contribution to financial aid supports students who are improving their lives and changing the world.

Any Area or Program at Tufts - Make a gift to any area or program at Tufts that is important to you. Support your favorite athletics team, academic program, scholarship fund, research interest, and more.

Can't decide? No problem. Give to as many causes as you like!

Triple Your Impact!

The Cummings Foundation will match every Tufts Community Grant gift 2:1, tripling the impact of your gift.

There are 3 Easy Ways to Give

  • The quickest way to make your gift to the TCA is online.
    Give Now

  • Send a check with the form your received in the mail, or print form below.

    Mail a Check

  • Set up a one time or recurring payroll deduction in eServe.

    Set Up Payroll Deduction


Impact By The Numbers

150 grants awarded to organizations since 1995
$1.6M raised in 2022
86 distinct Tufts programs and initatives supported in 2022

The Tufts Community Appeal Board

The TCA Board is made up of staff and faculty volunteers from across Tufts' four campuses. They represent a variety of disciplines, divisions, and schools.  Are you interested in learning more about joining the TCA Board? Contact communityrelations@tufts.edu to inquire.

2023 TCA Board Members

Sunil Kumar, President, Chair, Tufts Community Appeal

Jessica Byrnes, Communications Program Manager, Tisch College of Civic Life

Jose Colón, Community Outreach Officer, Tufts University Police Department

Caleb Davis, Administrative Director, School of the Museum of Fine Arts

Jabaree Dunham-Carson, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, University Advancement

Zuzana Dworkin, Assistant Manager, Conferences & Events

Paula Gagnon, Associate Director of Student Affairs, School of Medicine

Laura K. Gee, Associate Professor, Economics, School of Arts & Sciences

Mario Gonzalez Jr., Senior Programmer/Analyst, Tufts Technology Services (TTS)

David M. Gute, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering

Robert Hitchner, Executive Assistant & Project Manager, School of the Museum of Fine Arts

David M. Leader, Associate Professor, Comprehensive Care, School of Dental Medicine

John Leong, Professor, Molecular Biology & Microbiology, School of Medicine

Beatrice Rogers Professor, Economics & Food Policy, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Mike Santasieri, Simulation Laboratory Manager, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Robin Smyton, Assistant Director, Media Relations, Communications & Marketing

Rob Tedesco, Associate Director for Academic Affairs, Fletcher School

Our students are just amazing, and there is a lot of need. They have been through a lot. Anything we can do will make it a little easier for them to focus on the important things that they are supposed to be doing, which in our case, is making art—which they are doing fabulously. To be able to support them makes me feel good and my colleagues too.

Caleb Davis, Admin. Dir. at the SMFA