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Tom O'Keefe, BostonTweet

Tom O'Keefe is a social impact consultant and  social entrepreneur living in Boston, Mass.

 

In 2008, Tom O'Keefe founded BostonTweet as a way to create awareness for local business during the recession. Today, BostonTweet reaches 300,000+ Bostonians via Twitter, and Instagram with news and pictures about life in Boston.

 

In 2014, Tom created #DownloadBoston as a way to create awareness for Boston­ based consumer startups.

 

In June 2015, Tom co-founded Flutter with Steve Callan. Flutter created local experiences for local charities. Flutter is the opposite of an auction in that donations are capped at $10 to give everyone an equal chance at winning, regardless of financial wealth. In the three years, Flutter raised $125,000+ for local charity from over 9,000 people donating just $10

In November 2017, Tom joined Boloco as their Head of Social Impact to integrate charity and community into their restaurants. Some of our impact campaigns were for; Greater Boston Food Bank, Second Chances, ACLU of Massachusetts, Playworks, and Positive Tracks, along with handing out dozens of burritos to the homeless.

In November 2018, Tom created Stride for Stride, which believes everyone should have an equal opportunity to run. Since launch, Stride for Stride has raised $15,000+ for the purchase of race bibs for low-income runners. Team Stride for Stride consists of runners from Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Cuba, Jamaica, Chile, Brazil, and the US. 

 

In 2020, Tom relaunched #DownloadBoston to create awareness for all Boston brands, businesses and startups during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Tom graduated from Boston College with a degree in economics and political science.

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