CCBC alumnus makes generous donation to the Massage Therapy program

Jan 23, 2020

CCBC recently received a $128,500 donation for the college’s Massage Therapy program from CCBC alumnus William Welsh and the Kahlert Foundation.

Welsh is the husband of Theodora “Teddie” Welsh, the program’s director from 2002 to 2009, who passed away in 2010 after a battle with cancer. Welsh’s generous donation was matched by the Kahlert Foundation to double its impact.

The donation will help fund the equipment needs of the Massage Therapy program in the new Carol D. Eustis Center for Health Professions at CCBC Essex. The college will dedicate the new clinic reception area and the clinical lab space in honor of the Welshes in November 2020.

In 2010, Welsh also established a scholarship fund in his wife’s name; to date that fund has benefited 34 students in the Massage Therapy program.