TPC Update: We want to meet your friends!

We’re getting ready to kick off our fourth year of giving at The Philanthropy Connection. On November 7 we’ll be sending grant applications to hundreds of deserving Boston non-profits, inviting them to apply for a $25,000 TPC grant. How many grants will we award?

The math is simple: The more members we have, the more money we have to give away. Last year, thanks to the pooled contributions of our 256 members, we awarded more than a quarter million dollars. This year we intend to do the same.

We’re recruiting new members for a few more weeks.

Curious about TPC’s model of women-powered philanthropy? Are you already a TPC member, but want to get to know other members in a small group setting? Bring or send a friend to a Connect the Dots gathering. Click below to learn more and to RSVP:

Wed., Nov. 2, 12-1:30 PM: Financial District, Boston
Wed., Nov. 9, 6:30-8:30 PM: Weston
Thur., Nov. 10, 6:30-8:30 PM: Charlestown
Thur., Dec. 8, 6:30-8:30 PM: Allston

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Best. News. Ever.

sowmacheryldorcacolleen1SOWMA ED Cheryl, college student Dorca, and new SOWMA Board member Cathleen

TPC member Cathleen Cavanaugh has joined the Board of Directors of TPC grantee School on Wheels of Massachusetts (SOWMA), an organization that provides academic support and one-on-one mentoring to children impacted by homelessness.

Cathleen learned of SOWMA when it became a grantee in 2015, and was deeply impressed with the organization’s mission and dynamic leader, Cheryl Opper. When SOWMA was awarded a second year of funding, Cathleen jumped at the opportunity to volunteer as the TPC-SOWMA liaison. The more Cathleen learned about SOWMA, the more impressed she became. It seems like the admiration was mutual!

Thank you, Cathleen and Cheryl, for making such a deep connection. This is what TPC is all about.

Interested in meeting Cathleen, Cheryl, and other SOWMA supporters? Join them at SOWMA’s Open the Door gala on November 17:


Wait… you didn’t tell your mother?


CEO Allison Mnookin

TPC grantee Science Club for Girls recently announced the winners of its Catalyst Awards, given to outstanding women who help foster excitement, self-confidence, and science literacy for girls, particularly those from minority or low-income communities. Among this year’s award winners is technology executive Allison Mnookin, CEO of QuickBase Inc. As it turns out, Allison is the daughter of Dale Mnookin, one of our very first members, and a most enthusiastic champion of TPC.

A small group of TPC members is planning to attend next week’s Catalyst Awards event. When Dale was asked if she and her husband Bob were planning to attend, Dale responded: “OMG – We knew nothing about this!!!”

It looks like we now have yet another TPC connection under our belts.

To learn more about the Science Club for Girls Catalyst Awards event, click here:

If you are interested in attending with TPC members, send an email to: