Upcoming Events

    • May 31, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Marriott Newton (2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466)
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    The Philanthropy Connection's 
    Grant Awards and All Member Meeting
    Thursday, May 31, 2018


    TPC's 2017-18 Grantees (staff representatives at 2017 Grant Awards and All Member 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 event has been nicknamed, “The Non-Profit Academy Awards” (sans formal attire).

    • June 06, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • 101 Station Landing, Medford, MA
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    Join us for another Volunteer Day with
    TPC grantee BEST Hospitality Training
     

    Mock interviews are part of BEST’s Job Seeker Program, in which students attend an Introduction to Hospitality/Housekeeping Pre-Apprenticeship class. These students will be applying for hotel housekeeping positions after graduation. The interviews are meant to simulate a “real” employment interview to help build the students’ confidence and identify additional training opportunities. Interviews will be videotaped so each student will have an opportunity to review their “performance” with his or her career coach. BEST would love for several of us to serve as interviewers.

    The interviews will be limited to 10 minutes each, with a variety of questions provided. After each interview, volunteers will have 10 minutes to complete a short form that is meant to provide valuable feedback for career coaches to share with their students.

    There are two time slots available on June 6; volunteers are welcome to participate in one or both of the “shifts.” Because this is a job seeker training program, volunteers are asked to wear business casual dress.

    Any questions, please email connect@thephilanthropyconnection.org.

    • June 13, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • The Atrium (300 Trade Center, Route 128, Woburn, MA)
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    We are pleased to announce that on the evening of Wednesday, June 13 we will host a special Philanthropy Dialogue, “Giving Until It Feels Good”: Bill Cummings Shares His Model of Entrepreneurial Philanthropy.
    Bill Cummings of Cummings Properties has become known as a leading philanthropist as much as a Boston-area commercial real estate magnate, and the two are not mutually exclusive, as Bill shares in his memoir, “Starting Small and Making It Big: An Entrepreneur’s Journey to Billion-Dollar Philanthropist.” In discussing the book with TPC members, our guests, and our grantees, Bill will describe how his business philosophy has ultimately governed his giving practices and the establishment of Cummings Foundation, which has awarded more than $200 million in grant funding to non-profits in Greater Boston, as well as internationally. We are delighted to note that Cummings Foundation and TPC share similar missions, evidenced by the 15 overlapping non-profits we have supported over the last few years.
    To maximize learning and engagement, please consider purchasing and reading in advance “Starting Small,” which is available for purchase at your local bookstore or online. Additionally, copies of the book will be available at the event for both purchase and signingAll proceeds from book purchases at the event will be graciously donated to TPC by Cummings Foundation. We hope you are able to be part of this community of giving for what promises to be an enlightening and educational evening with Bill and his wife Joyce.

    The Philanthropy Connection thanks the Center for Women and Wealth at Brown Brothers Harriman for underwriting these important educational events for our members.

    • June 16, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Catie’s Closet Distribution Center, 19 School Street, Dracut, MA 01826
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    Young Philanthropists, join us in supporting Catie's Closet by volunteering to sort, fold, and organize clothes for students in need. Catie’s Closet, a former TPC grantee, provides clothing, accessories, and hygiene products for students in order to help them succeed in school.