Faculty & Staff

Ron Ancrum, MSPA

Lecturer of Public Affairs, Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs, McCormack Graduate School

Areas of Expertise

Grant writing


MSPA, University of Massachusetts
BMusic, University of Connecticut

Additional Information

An alumnus of the Public Affairs program, Mr. Ron Ancrum is an adjunct faculty member in the MSPA program. Currently, Ancrum is president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts. As the CEO, he serves the three-county region 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 of more than $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.