WALTHAM, MA | January 25, 2012
With the participation of local civic and government leaders, EDC officially opened its corporate headquarters in the CenterPoint office park at 43 Foundry Avenue in Waltham, Massachusetts, a mile from its longtime location in Newton, Mass. A global nonprofit organization, EDC specializes in developing and managing programs in education, health, and international development in the United States and 35 countries around the world.
During the ceremonies yesterday, Mayor Jeannette McCarthy welcomed EDC and its employees to the city, and joined President and CEO Luther Luedtke and Board Chair Martin Suomi in a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The building houses 420 staff and includes collaborative spaces, improved conference facilities, integrated technology, maximization of natural light for staff work areas, and a green work environment.
“The new space enables a high level of collaboration and communication among staff and company leaders,” said Suomi. “This move has been a key piece of EDC’s strategic plan, and we are pleased to see it come to fruition.”
The ceremonies also included dedication of conference rooms and remarks by Trustee Gail Wickes and EDC’s former president Janet Whitla. The board conference room was named for Trustee Deborah Wadsworth and the new library was named for longtime executive secretary Patricia Sacco, who died in 2009.
“We are pleased to be able to honor those who have contributed so much to our organization,” said Luedtke. “Our new facility is a testament to the hard work and dedication of so many. We have the space we need to continue to flourish and deliver the highest quality health and education programs around the country and around the world.”
In addition to its corporate headquarters, EDC also has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Chicago as well as field offices all over the world.
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), is a global nonprofit organization that addresses some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic development. EDC manages 350 projects in 35 countries. Visit www.edc.org.