As a philanthropic advisor, you provide important guidance for your clients seeking to make a social impact -- developing tools and vehicles for individuals and groups to create a better world. Your role is unique, and as Maine Philanthropy Center deepens our efforts to serve Maine philanthropies and advance their effectiveness, we are hoping to support your needs as an advisor. Please join us on the morning of Wednesday, February 3rd from 8:30 until 9:45 for a conversation with other advisors in similar roles to connect, build relationships, and inform what services and networks MPC can create for you and with you to help strengthen your philanthropic advisory practice.
About the co-hosts
Gioia Perugini, Associate Director, Family Office and Philanthropy Services at Hemenway and Barnes, LLPGioia Perugini is Associate Director of Philanthropic and Family Office Services at Hemenway & Barnes, LLP, a Boston-based legal and fiduciary firm. She works with individuals, families, advisors, charitable trusts, and foundations to provide a range of philanthropic advisory and client services. She also specializes in multi-generational engagement of family foundations. Ms. Perugini is a frequent speaker, writer, panelist and blogger on issues relevant to philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. She is active in her local community and in organizations and philanthropic networks across New England. She is Vice President of the Board of the Brookline Community Foundation, where she is also Chair of the Program and Grants Committee. She serves on the Board of the Maine Philanthropy Center, and chairs its Governance Committee. She is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Maine Environmental Funders Network. Finally, she is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Positive Tracks, a national nonprofit that helps young people make change through charitable athletic activity. When not working in philanthropy and volunteering, she can be found running, biking, or on the sidelines of her teenage children’s soccer and baseball games (these days, wearing a mask).
Tory Dietel Hopps, Managing Partner at Dietel & Partners
Tory appreciates that philanthropy is a deeply personal expression of caring. Dietel & Partners’ clients credit her with helping them align their giving with their values and transforming their attitudes about what is possible with philanthropy. Tory manages portfolios for clients with both domestic and international interests, while assisting grantees with their strategies, resource development and capacity building. She has a gift for bridging the good intentions of funders and grant seekers through her thoughtful approach. For 25 years, Tory focused on resource development, management and governance for non-profit organizations in education, health and human services. She trained with BoardSource as a nonprofit governance consultant, and served as a principal of Turning Point Consulting, specializing in strategic planning and organizational capacity building for nonprofits. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Health Care Without Harm, the National Advisory Board of Wholesome Wave, Advisory Board of Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project in Uganda and Chairs the Climate and Energy Funders Group of Chesapeake Bay Funders Network. Tory is a graduate of the Emma Willard School and the University of Vermont. She is an Alum of Rockwood Leadership Institute’s Art of Philanthropic Leaders Program and is an RSF Social Finance Integrated Capital Institute Fellow. She’s the mother of two grown children and lives with her husband in Maine.
About Maine Philanthropy Center
The Maine Philanthropy Center (MPC) is Maine’s only organization with a focus on increasing the awareness and effectiveness of philanthropy. Through partnerships with funder and nonprofit members, we provide programming, networking, strategy and support to the Maine philanthropic community. We see diversity, equity and inclusion as imperative to success, and operate with accountability and responsiveness. Our work results in more effective philanthropy for all of Maine.