Paul M. Connolly
Director of Planned Giving


Paul Connolly was the Senior Partner and Chief Client Services Officer at TCC Group, a management consulting firm that providing strategic planning, evaluation, and capacity-building services to nonprofit organizations and foundations. He was a seasoned consultant, manager, trainer, and writer. He was especially knowledgeable about and experienced in strategy, grantmaking, evaluation, organizational capacity building, cultural participation, and social enterprise. His clients included: Arts Council Silicon Valley, Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, First Five LA, The Foundation Center, The Ford Foundation, Goldman Sachs, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Henry Street Settlement, Habitat for Humanity, The James Irvine Foundation, The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, National Center for Learning Disabilities, and The Weingart Foundation. Before joining the firm, he was Associate Director of Nonprofit Facilities Fund (NFF), a community development organization which provides loans and management assistance to nonprofit groups nationally.

He had been a presenter at the Council on Foundations annual convening and other national conferences, a trainer and facilitator for numerous regional grantmaker and nonprofit associations, and a lecturer at universities. He was on the board of directors of the Nathaniel Wharton Fund and the San Francisco Advisory Committee of The Foundation Center and had served on the boards of a community health center, a local community board, and an artists’ credit union.

Connolly received his Master’s Degree in Public and Private Management from Yale School of Management, where he was awarded the Jess Morrow Johns Memorial Scholarship, and a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Harvard University.