About Tom O'Keefe

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 BankSecond ChancesACLU of MassachusettsPlayworks, and Positive Tracks, along with handing out dozens of burritos to the homeless.

In November 2018, Tom created Stride for Stride, to increase diversity and inclusion in running by purchasing race bibs for immigrant, BIPOC, and low-income road runners. Team Stride for Stride consists of road runners from Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Cuba, Jamaica, Chile, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Brazil, and the US.  


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

In April 2020, Tom created Heart to Cart to buy groceries for those who need them the most during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the immigrant communities in Chelsea, Revere, Lynn, and East Boston Massachusetts. 


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