Dignity Matters receives Presidential Service Award from MassBay Community College

MassBay Community College President David Podell with Meryl Glassman, Director of Development for Dignity Matters

At MassBay Community College’s Commencement Ceremony on May 23, College President David Podell honored Dignity Matters with the inaugural Presidential Service Award. The award is given in recognition of outstanding dedication and significant contributions to the MassBay community.

MassBay was the first community college in Massachusetts (where 1 in 10 community college students experiences homelessness) to join Dignity Matters’ Dignity on Campus program. Since 2021, Dignity Matters has provided free menstrual care at MassBay’s campuses in Ashland, Framingham, and Wellesley, helping hundreds of students struggling with poverty to manage their periods safely and attend class.

New MassBay Community College graduates celebrate at their commencement on May 23, 2024.

“Your name truly says it all: Dignity Matters for so many of our students who struggle to afford necessary feminine products, and thanks to your presence their dignity has been preserved,” shared MassBay Vice President for Advancement Jeremy Solomon. “Over the course of our partnership, your organization has helped an untold number of our students.”

Dignity on Campus now supports more than 1,000 students each month at 10 colleges and universities across the state.