David Masse Makes $500,000 Gift
David R. Masse is well versed in real estate planning and long-term strategizing. For more than 30 years, he has worked to finance, build and manage real estate investments focused in housing and hospitality. Now he is sharing that success by supporting Beverly Hospital with a generous $500,000 gift directed to its planned maternity pavilion.
“The need for exceptional mother and baby care continues to grow on the North Shore,” said David, a Georgetown resident and Beverly High School graduate whose two children were born at Beverly Hospital. “I’m happy to do what I can to help the hospital build for the future. A beautiful, state-of-the-art maternity pavilion will not only create an enhanced environment for families, it will free up space within the hospital for more private rooms for patients recovering from surgery or who have serious illnesses.”
The planned 2-story maternity pavilion will be a patient-centered space designed to nurture mother and baby at a precious time, with spacious private rooms to facilitate family bonding. The pavilion will also feature state-of-the-art obstetrical operating rooms along with birthing and newborn care facilities. With about 2,300 births a year, Beverly Hospital is the busiest maternity service north of Boston. The impact of this gift is, indeed, far-reaching.
“Sharing his success”
“We are so very grateful to David for his generous gift,” said Rebecca Imperiali, the hospital’s vice president for philanthropy. “One of his first jobs as a teenager was at our hospital. Now he is sharing his success with our community, making a difference close to home. It’s very inspiring.”
David began work at the hospital when he was just 16 years old. Except for short breaks during one football season, he worked there for seven years — doing everything from washing dishes in the kitchen to transporting patients. It was during that time that he developed strong ties to his coworkers and a deep appreciation for their commitment to job and community.
“From my experience at Beverly Hospital, I learned how critical it is to have the right people on your team — people who are passionate about the mission,” said David, who credits that understanding with fueling his own business success. It also prompted him to direct his philanthropy to a hospital he has known inside and out for decades.
Founder and CEO of AAM15 Management LLC and Georgetown Capital Management, David has also recently accepted an invitation to serve on the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center President’s Council. As one of eight civic and business executives who form the council, he will offer his professional expertise on wide-ranging subjects to Lahey’s president and senior leaders. He recently hosted a council meeting at one of his firm’s properties, Residence Inn by Marriott, Boston Burlington, which is located on District Avenue in Burlington.
Generosity shouldn’t wait
“I’ve lived on the North Shore my whole life,” said David, who is an active leader of local philanthropic causes, including as a trustee of The Governor’s Academy, a board member of Cabot Theater and supporter of Salem State University and Georgetown youth sports. David believes generosity shouldn’t wait; he has given of his time and resources for many years, from supporting vital local charities to distributing more than 500 turkeys to employees last Thanksgiving. A guiding principle in his companies is treating others the way you would want to be treated, a principle David extends to his community.
“I feel so fortunate to be a part of this community, and this community depends on Beverly Hospital for great care. Supporting the hospital’s planned maternity pavilion, which will provide care at a foundational moment for young families, is a great way for me to help launch the next generation. I’m happy to give back to such a special program at such a great hospital.”
Want to learn more about Beverly Hospital’s maternity initiative? Email Rebecca Imperiali or phone 978-236-1600.