Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy
BA, University of Hartford; MS, University of Massachusetts
Ron Ancrum, MBA, serves as an adjunct professor in the Master of Science Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy (NMP) Program at Bay Path College. Ancrum’s teaching experience includes seminars on philanthropy and grant proposal writing in the Master of Science in Public Affairs Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and he teaches nonprofit management seminars at the Boston University School of Management.
Currently, Ancrum is president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts. As the CEO, he serves the three county regions known as the Pioneer Valley. Ancrum’s primary responsibilities include attracting donors to establish funds, creating awareness of critical issues affecting the community, and working with local leaders to resolve community issues. He provides the Foundation, which has assets over $90 million, with organizational vision and strategic direction, and he acts as the key spokesperson.
He has served on numerous boards throughout New England, and is currently an active member of the Commonwealth Corps Board, appointed by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. He is also a member and past chair for the New England Scholarship Committee for the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
Ancrum received a Master of Science in Public Affairs from the University of Massachusetts and a Baccalaureate in Music with a concentration in music theory and composition from the University of Connecticut. He is a graduate of the Education Policy Fellowship Program within the Institute for Educational Leadership.