About Us

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).









Members Benefits

We are an on-campus organization that promotes friendship between Bentley Students and those with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in the Waltham area. Typically, we host monthly in person "pizza party"-style events where we catch up with friends and play games. Not only is this a great opportunity to meet Waltham community members, but get to know fellow Bentley students. This semester we will be hosting virtual events such as trivia nights and other social events with our buddies.

Events & Activities

Be the first to know about what we have planned and add our group calendar to your schedule.

Campus Resources

Resources related to our Best Buddies chapter as well as the organization at large.


Meet new students with a shared interest, make some new friends!

Our Team

Thomas McDevitt Profile

Thomas McDevitt

Student Liaison
James Gazda Profile

James Gazda

Technology Chair
Jonathan DeStazio Profile

Jonathan DeStazio

Student Liaison
Mya Brady Profile

Mya Brady

Student Liaison
Stephanie Ribeiro Profile

Stephanie Ribeiro

Student Liaison
Samuel Friend Profile

Samuel Friend

Cleo Zhou Profile

Cleo Zhou

Student Liaison
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Samuel Gerber

Matthew Mauro Profile

Matthew Mauro

Student Liaison
Maria Dean Profile

Maria Dean

Student Liaison
Mia Spencer Profile

Mia Spencer

Student Liaison
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Elisa Cook

Student Liaison