Who We Are

ThinkGive® is a volunteer-driven organization with people passionate about making kindness actionable and meaningful to young people.

About Us

Our research-based and standards-aligned social and emotional learning (SEL) program empowers youth in grades K-8 to develop self-awareness, social awareness, and relationship skills. They consider other perspectives, build meaningful connections with a wide range of people, and discover their capacity to positively impact their own lives and the lives of others.


Penny Austen
Executive Director
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Scott Berman
Director of Marketing
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Hannah Brewster
Program Coordinator
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Isabella Campitelli
Curriculum Development Fellow
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Lisa Caperna
Director of New Partnerships
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Christina Freeman
Special Projects Manager
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Shayna Frutkoff
Senior Staff Assistant
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Anum Iqbal Hashim
Curriculum Developer
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Suzi Holmes
Curriculum Developer
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Melissa Karczewski
Development Manager
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Minna Kim
Program Coordinator
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Board of Directors

Cato Anderson
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Penny Austen
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Cara Blanchette
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Adam Carberry
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Jennifer Clarke, a director for the board at the ThinkGive Project.
Jennifer Clarke
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Zuleika Eccles
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Bailey Holman
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Christine Kielar, a director for the board at the ThinkGive Project.
Christine Kielar
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Amanda Nasser
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Chalyssa Robinson
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Cate Waldeck
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Student Advisory Board

Sarah Annunziata
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Alicia Augustin
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Alex Chayrigues
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Sophia Cherawala
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Audrey Elmes
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Nate Harmon
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Grant Morishita
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Bella Myles
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Jai Narayan
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Rachel Starr
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Helen Sutton
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Layli White
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Advisory Board

Amy Bell
School Psychologist, RJ Grey Middle School
Laurence Constable
Co-Managing Partner, Kiplin Capital, LLC
Molly Constable
Co-Founder, ThinkGive
Nicole Dorn
Management and Strategy Consultant
Shondaray Ducheine
Trinity College of Medicine, Saint Vincent
Tara Edelman
Mimi Gleason
Educator, Carlisle Public School
Amanda Hickman
Founding Partner, Insight Experience
Mitzi Johnson
Teacher, Kendall School
Rachel Kramer, Ph.D.
Pediatric Psychologist
Sean Melia
Editor, New England Golf Journal
Stacey Smalley
Director of Leadership Dev, Cohen Camps
Liza Snell
Brand Strategy Consultant
Polly Vanasse
Kim Walker
Director of Admissions and Enrollment, Birches School
Allison Webster
Head of School, Dedham Country Day School

Educator Advisory Council

Jeanne Cannarella
Griswold Elementary School, CT
Peggy Dettlinger
University Liggett School, MI
Renn Duffey
Danny's Place Youth Services
Tobey Eugenio
Our Sisters' School, MA
Dani Fearon, LMHC
St. Stephen's Youth Programs, MA
Suzi Holmes
Private Tutor, MA
Reenie O'Brien King
Scattergood Ethics, PA
Hilary Kopp
LEAP for Education, MA
George Langdon
Shady Hill School, MA
Susan Lewis
Nashoba Brooks School, MA
Drew Mackay
The Beauvoir School, DC
Megan McShane
Saint Columbkille Partnership School, MA
Dana Meyer
Carlisle Public School, MA
Kye Mosca
Our Sisters' School, MA
Kara Morton
Salem State University, MA
Jannette Moya
LEAP Innovations, IL
Anna O'Brien
Pleasant Knoll Middle School, SC
Katie O'Brien
Lesley University (student), MA
Elizabeth Planje
Horace Mann Laboratory School, MA
Linda Rapciak
The Meadowbrook School, MA (retired)
Katelyn Rapoza
Our Sisters' School, MA
Sam Starr
Gildersleeve School, CT
Chaitali Thakar
The Meadowbrook School, MA

Interested in joining our team? We want to hear from you!

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