Upcoming Events

    • January 22, 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Boston, MA (address available upon registration)
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    Join us for our next Volunteer Day with
    TPC grantee Refugee & Immigrant Assistance Center 

    We are excited to announce TPC’s next Volunteer Day will be with TPC grantee Refugee and Immigration Assistance Center (RIAC). Participants will be asked to help with RIAC’s citizenship/green card application drive, during which RIAC clients will be scheduled to come in throughout the day to complete their paperwork. Our volunteers will help applicants fill out their applications correctly, with the assistance of a translator if necessary.

    Any questions, please email connect@thephilanthropyconnection.org.

    • January 31, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Boston (address available upon registration)
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    Special Philanthropy Dialogue
    A Conversation with Joyce Cummings of Cummings Foundation: Personal Reflections on a Journey of Philanthropy

    Please join us for a light buffet lunch and conversation with Joyce Cummings of Cummings Foundation on her experience as a philanthropist. Cummings Properties is the principal funder of Cummings Foundation, which awards $10 million each year through its $100K for 100 grant program and, beginning this year, will award an additional $10 million annually through its new Sustaining Grants program, which provides long-term funding – a rarity in the non-profit sector. These place-based philanthropic initiatives primarily support non-profits in the Massachusetts counties where the Foundation and its founders originally built their wealth, and where staff and clients of the Cummings organization live – Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk County. Through $100K for 100 and its other grant programs, the Foundation has awarded more than $200 million in recent years, including to some TPC grantees. Topics for discussion could include:

    • How does one reconcile “heart” v. “head” in the grant making process?

    • What are some of the best practices employed by the Cummings organization for engaging and inculcating a culture of philanthropy?

    • What do you know now that you wish you had known when you started the Foundation over two decades ago?

    We hope you will join us for what promises to be an interesting and informative afternoon.

    TPC is most grateful for our Lead Corporate Sponsor of Philanthropy Dialogues:


    • March 06, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Boston (address available upon registration)
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    Connect the Dots (CTDs) are recruitment events for new members and opportunities for current members to learn more about TPC and connect with one another. This CTD will focus on recruiting young philanthropists (members 35 and under). Please come and bring a friend (or two!) who might be interested in joining TPC or applying for our Fellowship.

    • May 31, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Marriott Newton (2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466)

    Save the Date!

    The Philanthropy Connection's 
    Annual Meeting & Grant Awards
    May 31, 2018

    TPC's 2017-18 Grantees (staff representatives at 2017 Annual Meeting)

    We hope you can join us for the largest and most rewarding event of the year, when our new grant recipients will be revealed. This is a great opportunity for members to connect with each other and with our new grantees. Come see for yourself why this annual event has been nicknamed, “The Non-Profit Academy Awards” (sans formal attire).