John Vasconcellos has been President of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts since 2016. A New Bedford native, John’s nonprofit work has included executive positions with The Trustees of Reservations, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, the Buzzards Bay Coalition, and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. John’s first career was in banking with Wells Fargo and Chase Manhattan Bank. Currently, John lives in New Bedford and Provincetown with his husband.
As Creative Commonwealth Initiative enters new phase, Rayana Grace and John Vasconcellos of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts reflect on the new artists, work, and partnerships that celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the South Coast.