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 2018, Tom created Stride for Stride, which believes everyone should have an equal opportunity to run. Since launch, Stride for Stride has raised $30,000+ for the purchase of 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.