Joyce Vyriotes
Communications Manager
200 West Cummings Park
Woburn, MA. 01801
Phone: 781-932-7072

Tufts University

The Foundation’s educational grants at the college level have mostly centered on Tufts University, from which Bill Cummings graduated and where he later served 10 years as a charter trustee. CPF provided $1.5 million, endowing the Cummings Family Chair in Entrepreneurship and Business Economics. Professor George Norman is the first holder of the chair. In return, the University agreed to offer in perpetuity courses in subjects including “Entrepreneurship” and “Business Law.” The Foundation sought to influence what it felt was the overly liberal-arts leaning of course offerings in Tufts’ Economics Department.