Strategic Initiatives

Volunteer Endowment Fund
Volunteerism has been a MAB tradition since our earliest days when MAB was founded by volunteers at the Women’s Educational and Industrial Union (WEIU). MAB’s first Advisory Boards featured such illustrious volunteers as Helen Keller, Julia Ward Howe, and Edward Everett Hale. The first paid staff member wasn’t hired until 1948.

Sponsor a Classroom
The Ivy Street School has six classrooms with students ranging in age from 13 to 21. The students have a variety of skill levels, cognitive functioning, and physical disabilities. Many have been in traumatic accidents or experienced brain injuries as young children. Others have neurological conditions or have experienced medical problems such as stroke, tumors, or encephalitis.