Charity Education

Endicott College to Expand School of Nursing

Cummings School of Nursing and Health Sciences rendering

(l-r) Endicott College board of trustees chair Melissa Hempstead, Cummings Foundation co-founders Bill and Joyce Cummings, Endicott College president Steven DiSalvo, School of Nursing dean Nancy Meedzan, and School of Sport Science dean Deborah Swanton

Woburn, MA – Cummings Properties has committed $20 million to Endicott College to expand and enhance its School of Nursing.

The $20 million dollar commitment will support a new building for the instruction of future healthcare worker. It will also be renamed Cummings School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Cummings’ partnership with Endicott was announced on Oct. 21 at the groundbreaking for the new Cummings School of Nursing and Health Sciences building.

The Foundation’s philanthropic focus is primarily on giving back in the areas where it owns commercial buildings, all of which are managed on a pro bono basis by Cummings Properties. The commercial real estate firm leases and manages 11,000,000sf of debt-free suburban space.

The commitment is accompanied by a large-scale conceptual orange “iron butterfly” sculpture. Cummings’ recently adopted symbol of hope, rebirth, and emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic.