12 Days of Giving Series: How retired swim coach Tom Hodgson fostered an online community and raised $25k for the American Cancer Society
Maria Clark
February 12, 2024
About the Episode
In just over a month, Tom raised over $25,800 for the American Cancer Society.
Show Description

It's that time of year again. A time to reflect, give, share, and grow - to express gratitude.

In light of the giving season, we’re flipping the script! Instead of chatting with nonprofit thought leaders, we are highlighting the most touching stories of individuals who fiercely support nonprofits and their “why.”

Because without supporters, nonprofits couldn’t exist.

During the 12-day series, Maria will be exploring topics surrounding: hardships, perseverance, fundraising, social media, and the importance and value of online community.

On this episode, Maria is chatting with Tom Hodgson. Tom is a widower and a retired swim coach who swims every day for his health. He recently participated in a 15-Mile Swim Challenge on Facebook in support of American Cancer Society, and dedicated a swim every single day to someone he knew who received a cancer diagnoses.

The outpouring of love and support he was given from his friends, family, the community, and his past students and swimmers made Tom's heart feel like it was on fire.

In just over a month, Tom raised over $25,800 for the American Cancer Society.

Tom is a wonderfully kind person and we are so excited to share his story.

The Host