An evening reception with with Dayna Cunningham, dean of Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life

Location: ING Maslak Tüzel Bankacılık Şubesi No:8 Eski Büyükdere Caddesi 34467

Date: June 28, 2022

Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Sponsor: Tisch College

Cost: Free, but please register


You are cordially invited to join alumni, parents, incoming students and their families for an evening reception with

Dayna Cunningham, dean of Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life

Hosted by Tufts International Board of Advisors members John McCarthy, A68, AG73, A01P, and Ali Sabanci, A91, A24P, A25P

Dean Cunningham joined Tisch College in 2021 and has devoted her career to promoting civic participation, building community partnerships, and advocating for underrepresented communities.

Before leading Tisch College, Dean Cunningham was the founder of Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). At CoLab, she built large-scale, multi-sector development collaborations that combined sustainability, wellness, and democratic control of economies in marginalized communities. Promoting inclusive economic development that is environmentally sustainable, socially just, and deeply democratic, CoLab applies expertise from disciplines and sectors including urban planning, civil rights advocacy, business, and community and labor organizing, among others.

A civic rights lawyer by training, Dean Cunningham spent several years with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, litigating cases in Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, and other states in the South. She has also served as associate director at the Rockefeller Foundation and program director of the ELIAS Project at MIT, which was a collaboration of government, businesses, and NGOs to create initiatives that supported economic, social, and environmental sustainability.

Dean Cunningham earned an undergraduate degree from Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, a JD from New York University School of Law, and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.