Tym Rourke

Tym Rourke

Director of New Hampshire Tomorrow, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Tym is Director of New Hampshire Tomorrow with the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. New Hampshire Tomorrow is the foundation’s largest philanthropic initiative in its history, focusing on reducing the opportunity gap for children and families in New Hampshire through addressing issues related to early childhood, family and youth supports, substance use disorders and school-to-career pathways. Tym has over 20 years’ experience in the Substance Use Disorders field, and is the former Chair of the New Hampshire Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Recovery. Prior to joining the Foundation, Tym was the Executive Director of the Makin It Happen Coalition in Manchester, New Hampshire. Tym is a 2012 recipient of the Terrance Keenan Fellowship for Leaders in Health Philanthropy from Grantmakers in Health. He has a Masters Degree in Intermodal Expressive Art Therapy from Lesley University.

Foundations and Policy Leadership

Marquette Ballroom V

Foundations have an opportunity to influence policy in profound ways. How should foundation leaders think about their role influencing policy? What is the spectrum of approaches available? What are lessons learned from attempts to influence policy and create new partnerships? If you or your foundation wish to influence policy or are merely curious about the policy realm, join us for a rich discussion that will include three case studies of local, regional, and national policy change efforts by foundations (including community foundations) on topics including the opioid epidemic, the water crisis in Flint, and housing.

Breakout session