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Welcome to Corporate & Foundation Relations

The UMMS/UMMHC Corporate and Foundation Relations Office (CFR) functions as a liaison between members of the UMass community and companies and private foundations. Using best practices, it works with both internal and external audiences to establish and maintain the best possible relationships for the institutions, enabling investigators to further their research goals and practitioners to provide quality patient care and service to the community. 

CFR staff can help identify and develop mutual interests between departments with potential projects and outside funding sources. The first step in the process is researching and targeting organizations with both the appropriate resources and the inclination to participate in bringing these endeavors to successful results. The ultimate goal is to maximize organization resources by encouraging philanthropy.

CFR staff is available to provide a variety of services to foster the cultivation and solicitation of these funding sources. From early project development to facilitation of site visits, the CFR Office is dedicated to providing staff with professional service through all stages of the proposal process.

We welcome your inquiries and look forward to helping you fulfill your project goals.

Thomas McCullough

Connie Johnson

Erin Phipps 

Tracy Schmidt

Cheryl Heckman

Director Assoc. Director  Officer Manager Development Specialist
508-856-1226 508-856-4064  508-856-5008 508-856-3801 508-856-1528