Tom never set out to be a part of the fundraising world, but once he got a taste of helping nonprofits and donors grow giving, he hasn't looked back.

Prior to joining the GiveMN team in 2015, Tom managed marketing and communications at the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, including helping to launch and grow the first three years of Georgia Gives Day. 

Tom is a graduate student alumnus of the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) and studied broadcast journalism as an undergrad at the University of Lynchburg. He was born and raised in Southside Virginia, and moved north to the Twin Cities after two visits with perfect, 70-degree sunny weather. 

At GiveMN, Tom oversees communications and marketing efforts. When he’s not writing or Tweeting about giving, Tom enjoys travel, team trivia, and learning how to talk Minnesotan in spite of a southern accent. Tom also served a term as an Americorps VISTA, and on the board of Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of the Twin Cities (YNPN). He is the guardian (or possibly vice versa) to a lazy tuxedo cat named Sid.

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