Amy S. Thomas
From the beginning, Amy Thomas has always been drawn to supporting others in their times of need. “I have always worked in the nonprofit world,” Thomas said. She credits an internship, while in college, that served children with special needs for igniting her passion for helping people. “I was working with children and their families. The most fulfilling aspect of my work was that I was making a difference in people’s lives. I just love helping people, finding a mission, sinking my teeth into it, and involving others.”
Thomas is inspired by the everyday heroes within her community. Advocates with strong philanthropic values drive Thomas’ own passions and pursuits. “People who are passionate and confident while putting others' needs before their own fuels me to do more for my community.”
Her love for the not for profit world grew while she worked at 180 Turning Lives Around, a Monmouth County domestic violence and sexual assault organization, and Monmouth Day Care Center, a non-profit child care center. Thomas credits creating mission-based initiatives and involving the community to affect change as her drive. The experience gained and relationships developed at these organizations carries forward to Tigger House Foundation’s continued development and growth.
In her spare time, Thomas enjoys outdoor activities with her husband and twin children, Raymond and Charlotte.