The Timothy O’Connell Foundation is a
501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, established in 2008
in honor and loving memory of Timothy O'Connell.

With the generous support of Holliston residents and many others, The Foundation has raised more than $800,000 to help children and families struggling with pediatric cancer and bereavement.  Everyone's support of Timmy Cakes, Tim's Trot, Tim Ties, the Boston Marathon runners for the Foundation and the Orange Appeal adds up and makes a difference in the lives of children with cancer. 

We have given many donations to organizations that helped our family - and continue to help families - through treatment and bereavement. 

To date (Fall, 2018), The Timothy O'Connell Foundation has given:

  • About $200,000 to Make-A-Wish to help grant children's wishes

  • $125,000 to the University of Minnesota for the study of Acute Myeloid Leukemia and the FLT-3 Mutation, Tim's mutation.  The lab that studies this mutation is under the direction of Tim's doctor, Dr. Peter Gordon, and the lab is named for Tim.

  • About $150,000 to Jimmy Fund programs and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute 

  • About $25,000 to Camp Sunshine in Maine so that families of sick children, or families of children who have passed, can have a place to connect and enjoy the benefits of a family camp

  • About $20,000 to Flashes of Hope, Super Sibs/Alex's Lemonade Stand and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

  • About $25,000 to Find the Cause which studies environmental causes of all
    types of cancer

  • Pan Mass Challenge / Pedals for Pediatrics

  • Give Kids the World

  • Children's Hospital Boston

  • Be the Match (The National Marrow Donor Program)

To date, the Foundation has awarded over $545,000 in gifts to these and other organizations. In further support of its goals, the Foundation has awarded over $74,000 in scholarships to residents of Holliston, Massachusetts for post-secondary education in health-related fields of study.