Talks and Texts by Joyce and Bill Cummings
Bill and Joyce Cummings delivered the 2016 commencement speech at Endicott College, addressing more than 4,000 graduates, family members, faculty, and staff. President Richard E. Wylie presented Bill and Joyce with honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees.
Given to recognize extensive philanthropic contributions and social impact on the Greater Boston community.
Ten years after making a $50 million commitment to what thereafter became known as the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Joyce and Bill Cummings addressed the 33rd graduating class.
Bill Cummings had the honor of offering welcoming remarks when Cardinal Seán Patrick O'Malley said Mass at New Horizons at Marlborough.
Salem State University dedicated the James L. McKeown Memorial Plaza, honoring the late "Jamie" McKeown, a magna cum laude graduate of the Class of 1977 and president of Cummings Properties from 1990 until his sudden death in 1996.
BBJ's Visionary Award is presented each year to recognize the movers and shakers in the Greater Boston commercial real estate industry.
Bill spoke to fellow Tufts alumni and real estate professionals about how he got started in the business as well as about his recent shift to philanthropy.
Named from the Gaelic word for "Light," IIIC's Solas Awards are presented annually to individuals whose work is inspirational and who are committed to giving back to their communities.
Honoring civic and charitable contributions, along with a life-long commitment to the highest values of service to the greater community.
Joyce and Bill Cummings spoke to more than 300 people, including staff and board members from the local nonprofits that received grants of $100,000 each.
Bill and Joyce Cummings together delivered the 2013 undergraduate commencement speech at Salem State University.
At an event presented by The Boston Foundation, at the Kennedy Library, Joyce and Bill Cummings spoke to more than 400 representatives of local nonprofits. During a 20-minute talk, they shared their personal and business backgrounds, spoke about Cummings Properties and Cummings Foundation, and discussed the future of the Foundation’s new grant-making affiliates.
Joyce and Bill Cummings were featured on WCVB-TV’s “Chronicle,” the nation’s longest running, locally produced, nightly news magazine. During their interview, which starts about one minute into the clip, the founders of Cummings Foundation discuss wealth, philanthropy, and The Giving Pledge.