PAY IT FORWARD! The TCI Scholarship Fund for Non-Profit Organizations

April 19, 2013

To All the Friends of TCI,

This year we are celebrating The Commonwealth Institute’s 15th Anniversary! Over the years we have helped more than 2,500 women with their businesses and their careers. You were part of that effort. If you support our mission or personally benefited from your association with TCI, then please help us now.

The recent recession has been hard on everyone, but never more so than on the hundreds of small to mid-size non-profit organizations that struggle every day to provide some of the most basic community services. Most non-profits have seen their non-essential expenses cut; especially the training and development of their Executive Directors, most of whom are women.

TCI’s goal in this anniversary year is to start three new forums for Executive Directors of non-profit organizations in MA. This is where you come in. We need your help. Through the generous support of our members, we have launched one non-profit forum, but still have a long waiting list for additional ones. The skills that women CEOs have learned in our forums are readily transferrable to those running non-profit organizations. We have no doubt that through these forums Executive Directors will get the expertise and support they need to sustain and grow their organizations. Our goal is to raise $100,000 this year. Every organization will pay some portion of the fee to insure organizational buy-in.

Will you “pay it forward?” Please help us take the skills we’ve all learned in our businesses and pass them on to one of the most challenged groups in our economy today.

Contributions may be made online at and are fully tax deductible. Thank you for making a difference and “paying it forward!”

Aileen Gorman | Executive Director

Click here to contribute to the non-profit scholarship fund.