About The Foundation


In May 2000, the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) House of Delegates established the MMS and Alliance Charitable Foundation as a supporting organization of the MMS. The Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is a mechanism for consolidating the MMS's charitable giving to the community into one entity, building on the activities of the former MMS Committee on Community Action and the MMS Alliance Charitable and Educational Fund. 


The mission of the Foundation is to support the charitable and educational activities of the MMS and the MMS Alliance; including but not limited to developing and nurturing cooperation between individuals, the professions, institutions, and the community to creatively address issues that affect the health, benefit, and welfare of the community.

The Foundation, through its Board of Directors, awards grants to:

  • Nonprofit organizations that provide direct care services or target public health issues which impact the health care system and the health of the community.
  • Physician-led volunteer initiatives that provide free care to uninsured/underinsured patients and increase access to care for the medically underserved.
  • Medical students and resident physician members of the MMS to pursue international education that focuses on underserved populations.

Staff and Directors

2017-2018 Board of Directors

  • Corey E. Collins, DO, Middlesex, Chair 
  • Katherine S. Upchurch, MD, Worcester, Vice-Chair
  • Gladys Chan, Worcester, Alliance
  • Sandra Delgado, Plymouth, Alliance
  • Louis E. Fazen III, MD, Worcester, Public Health Representative
  • Sushama A. Scalera, MD, Middlesex
  • Hugh M. Taylor, MD, Essex South
  • Sarah F. Taylor, MD, Middlesex Central
  • Kathleen C. Thompson, Worcester, Alliance


  • Anne-Marie J. Audet, MD, Out of State
  • John M. Crowe, MD, Plymouth
  • Subramanyan Jayasankar, MD, Suffolk
  • Vanessa P. Kenealy, Middlesex West

Staff Liaison: Jennifer Day, Director

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Our Donors

We would like to acknowledge all of those who have donated generously to the Foundation during the past year. Thank you!

2017-18 Contributors »

PHS 2017 Annual Report

2016-2017 Grants

The Foundation is proud to support physician-led volunteer initiatives that provide free care to uninsured patients and increased access to care for the medically underserved, as well as community health initiatives that target public health issues such as infectious disease, obesity, and domestic violence.

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Become a Member of our Recurring Gift Program

Generous contributions from members and friends of the Foundation are vital to sustaining our programs.

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