The Wellesley Turkey Trot Foundation

The Wellesley Turkey Trot Foundation was incorporated as a non-profit in Massachusetts in May of 2015. The purpose of the Foundation is to organize, promote and manage The Wellesley Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk. Our goal is to engage the community in the event and to support local charities in the areas of cancer, medical research, education and community service.

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Our beneficiaries

Supporting local charities in the areas of cancer, medical research, education and community service.

2016 charity partners will be selected by September.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Begg's Lab at Children's Hospital are annual charity partners.

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Board Members

Carol Chaoui

Founder and President of Wellesley Turkey Trot Foundation Inc.; Co-Race Director of Wellesley Turkey Trot; BA French & Business, Adelphi University; MA The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tuft's University.

Carol has 15 years international private sector work experience in the medical device industry. She has 8+ years of non-profit experience with local charities. Carol is a competitive runner, grassroots community activist and 2 time cancer thriver. She was named Honorary Spokesperson for the Susan G. Komen MA Affiliate in 2011 and has raised over $50,000 for the local affiliate since then. She was also named Honorary Survivor for New Balance in 2011. She was a member of the Hartford Marathon's Elite Inspiration Team in 2010, 2012 and 2013. In 2016, Carol raised over $70,000 for MBC research at Dana-Farber. She lives in Wellesley with her family.

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Kate Maul

Director of Wellesley Turkey Trot Foundation, Inc.; Co-Race Director of the Wellesley Turkey Trot; BA Psychology and Philosophy, Hobart & William Smith; MA Marketing Communications from Emerson College.

Kate has over 10 years of race director experience and 25 years of marketing experience. Kate is a competitive runner and fundraises for Children's Hospital. She lives in Wellesley with her family.


Terri Tsagaris

Director of Wellesley Turkey Trot Foundation, Inc.; BS, University of Utah; JD, Northeastern University Law School.

Terri Tsagaris has been a resident of the Town of Wellesley for 18 years. She is the former president of the Schofield PTO, Wellesley Middle School PTO, and the Wellesley Education Foundation. She has been actively involved in local government for 17 years, serving as a Selectman for six years and Town Meeting Member for the past ten years. She was a litigation attorney at the firm formerly known as Bingham McCutchen and subsequently served as Senior Counsel in the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Terri has completed seven Boston Marathons, several half marathons and recently participated in a 200-mile relay on Cape Cod.


Jonathan Gillim

Treasurer, Wellesley Turkey Trot Foundation, Inc.; Boston University, BA in Philosophy; MBA Olin School of Management at Babson.

Jonathan is a finance executive with over 15 years of demonstrated success improving profitability for public and private companies. He lives in Wellesley with his family.


Stephanie Hawkinson

Clerk, Wellesley Turkey Trot Foundation, Inc.; BA Journalism Pepperdine University.

Stephanie is an experienced communications professional and community leader. A former television reporter, she develops communication strategies for local non-profit and for-profit businesses. Stephanie will focus on community outreach and fundraising. She lives in Wellesley with her family.

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