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Jason Maxwell of Topsfield, Mass. presented with Salve Regina’s Mission Award

NEWPORT, R.I. (Nov. 6, 2017) – Jason Maxwell of Topsfield, Mass., the founder, president and CEO of MassPay and the founder of Fed Up With Cancer, was presented with Salve Regina’s Mission Award during the university’s recent Fall Festival Weekend celebration.

A 2001 Salve Regina graduate, Maxwell has made saving lives in the fight against cancer his personal mission by raising funds and awareness through both his business and personal endeavors.

Maxwell was 9 years old when he lost his father after a long battle with the disease. Having established MassPay in 2004, which provides payroll and insurance services to small companies, he and members of his leadership team in 2010 founded Fed Up With Cancer after learning one of their colleagues had been diagnosed. The initiative is aimed at raising money to assist in cancer research and prevention.

Recently, MassPay presented the North Shore Medical Center with a check for $24,000 in support of research and patient programs. To date, the company has donated more than $300,000 through Fed Up With Cancer fundraising and Maxwell was honored for his efforts in 2013 by the Mass General Cancer Center.  

Maxwell has also spearheaded numerous community service efforts, including organizing an annual toy drive and the delivery of holiday meals to both homeless families and the elderly through the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce. For his work in these areas, he was honored in the Boston Business Journal in the 2015 edition of "40 under 40."

In nominating Maxwell for the alumni award, co-worker Bill Copeland describes him as building a business that lives the values he experienced and learned while at Salve Regina. “He continually demonstrates a love for community through setting up Fed Up With Cancer to raise funds for cancer research and programs for the North Shore Cancer Center here in Beverly/Salem, Mass,”  Copeland says.

Maxwell and his wife Jeannie (Rich) Maxwell have four daughters: Rosalie, Mallory, Natalie and Hillary.