All Team Members

Tom Mendelsohn

Philanthropic Advisor & Senior Consultant

Tom advises a portfolio of donors on how to invest in political and social change by funding local grassroots organizing groups. He believes that centering the groups and leaders who have always borne the brunt of injustice in our country is the key to our country’s future. 

Tom also builds technical solutions and provides consultation to the Development Team. 

He has spent more than 30 years working with nonprofits to build strong organizations, leaders, and information and management systems. 

While Tom still runs a consulting firm with his wife and co-conspirator of 35 years, since September 2018 he has focused a majority of his time supporting MVP, its donors, and volunteers. Tom received his Masters in Management from the Heller School at Brandeis University in 1989, and earned an undergraduate degree in Environmental Education at the University of Michigan in 1984.

He lives in Brookline, is a proud father of three and grandfather of one, and loves building things, camping, cooking, and eating.