Socially Responsible Investing Advisory Committee

The University of Massachusetts Foundation Socially Responsible Investing Advisory Committee (SRIAC) is responsible for considering divestment issues raised by students, faculty, alumni and other members of the UMass community.  The eight-member Committee, which consists of faculty, administrators, alumni and students, serves as a forum in which social investment issues can be raised, discussed and reviewed.  The Committee is responsible for considering proposals brought forth by members of the University community to determine whether they warrant further consideration by the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

If you would like to submit a proposal for consideration by the SRIAC, please complete the SRIAC Request for Review.  If you have additional questions on this process, please contact Chris Youlden,

The SRIAC consists of the following members:

       David Basile, Senior Vice President/Wealth Management, Janney Montgomery Scott
       Alumni Representative

       Stephen Dunne, Managing Director, Private Banking North America, Credit Suisse Securities
       Alumni Representative and Chair

       Christine Wilda, Senior Vice President and Treasurer, UMass President’s Office
       Senior Administrator Representative

       John Kennedy, Vice Chancellor for University Relations, UMass Amherst
       Senior Administrator Representative

       Stephen White, Professor of Marketing and International Business, Charlton College of Business, UMass Dartmouth
       Faculty Representative

       Sharon Cantor, Associate Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, UMass Medical School
       Faculty Representative

       Sarah Freudson, UMass Amherst
       Student Representative

       Nolan O’Brien, UMass Boston
       Student Representative


SRIAC Principles and Operating Guidelines

SRIAC Request for Review