No doubt 2020 has had unique challenges, but C4C is proud to celebrate its tenth anniversary this year! Right now, your support is needed more than ever. Not only have we launched into a new community (Attleboro, Massachusetts) that needs significant resources, we have also pivoted to take our mentoring model completely virtual. This means an entirely new training and support model for school districts and college students. We are so excited about this opportunity, but need to invest deeply and quickly in a new way of empowering our talented and diverse college students to mentor our middle school students.

We are launching a major fundraising campaign to help us reach our goal of $400,000 by December 31, 2020. As you may know, we normally throw our annual gala, by far our most important fundraiser, at this time of year. Keeping in mind the safety of our community in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to host the gala this year and so we are using this campaign to appeal to our generous supporters in a different way. As with funds raised at the gala, all contributions to the campaign will directly support the operations of our programs.

Thanks to the generosity of some of C4C’s most generous supporters, we have already raised 37%! If we can reach our goal by December 31st, we will be able to serve even more students and schools in the spring semester of 2021 and also partner again with Taunton Public Schools, who made the difficult budget decision to pause all partnerships this school year.

Thank you so much for helping us celebrate ten years of helping students in some of our most under served communities – and continue to serve them for years to come.

Help C4C Bridge the Gap

bookshelf showing C4C progress toward our fundraising goal

Thank You

Anonymous $30,000

Michael D & Melinda Berman $10,000

Jeremy & Lorin Seidman $10,000

United Way of Greater Fall River $5,815

Honoring Ten Years of Change Agents

As part of our celebration, we are honoring key individuals and institutions that have been instrumental in positioning C4C to positively impact the lives of young people. Our honorees are listed below and we encourage you to click on their names to read about why C4C has chosen to recognize each of their contributions to our mission.

Lisa Battaglino

Dr. Lisa Battaglino, Dean Emeritus, in the College of Education & Health Sciences at BSU

Pete Berman, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of C4C


Cheryl L. Dorsey President, Echoing Green

Jude Goldman, former Executive Director, Lenny Zakim Fund

Katie Leavitt Sutton

Katie Leavitt Sutton, Owner, KLSutton Design

Matt Malone, Superintendent, Fall River Public Schools

Dana Mohler Faria

Dana Mohler-Faria, Retired, President, Bridgewater State University

Stephen Pike, Retired, SVP & Chief Lending Officer, North Easton Savings Bank

Makeda Van Horne, Teacher, Henry Lord Community School (Fall River, MA)

Bay Coast Bank

BayCoast Bank


Bristol County Savings Bank


Stonehill College

Thank You to Our Ten Year Campaign Sponsors

Bay Coast Bank
Bristol County Savings Bank
North Easton Savings bank logo
Bank 5 Logo
Bristol Wealth Group logo
First Help Financial logo
Blount fine foods

Watch Our Executive Director Take the Polar Plunge – December 15, 2020

Donors contributed $30,000 to watch Marquis take a dip!