The Campaign for Cotting School: Building for Tomorrow

Cotting has been a leader in the field of special education since its founding in Boston in 1893. I am proud to further our heritage of innovation and excellence through this capital campaign, which spearheads improvements to our campus that will serve current and future students for years to come.

Join us by investing today in the people our students will become tomorrow. They deserve nothing less.

David W. Manzo


It takes a village to build our future. Join our village.

Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation Supports Cotting School Campaign

On May 4, Cotting School learned of a gift of $50,000 from Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation to its capital campaign. Nancy Stager, the new Executive Director of the Foundation, wrote, “We are honored to support your efforts to build a new gym, occupational and physical therapy spaces, enhance the medical suite, and other aspects of your capital campaign all in furtherance of your mission to enable students with special needs to achieve their highest learning potential and level of independence.”

“We are honored and delighted to receive this gift,” said David Manzo, President. “Eastern has been an extraordinary partner. I admire and appreciate the values of Eastern Bank and its employees! They are unlike any other bank. We are proud to be part of the Eastern family.”

Our fundraising goal is $10 million. We are thrilled to announce that we are 99% there, with $9,900,000 already raised. Help us reach the finish line and make your gift today!

Tina Reidel, Deborah Smith, and India Smith, Class of 2018

We have decided to give bi-monthly to help Cotting build a new gym and make renovations. India spent 15 amazing years here overcoming challenges and doing things she never thought she could. When a student, India referred to Cotting as her “second home.” Now she is happily employed using skills she learned here, and we can’t think of a better way to say thank you.

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Naming opportunities begin at $25,000. Please contact:

Elizabeth Campbell Peters

Director of Advancement
Cotting School
(781) 325-7978

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