Meet Our Team

Jennifer Matthews

Cofounder
"The mantra of "giving back" was ingrained in me at an early age, as I often watched my parents selflessly give to strangers in need, even during our toughest times. Due to their hard work and my own, I was able to attend the Dana Hall School, and then Wesleyan University. After diligently climbing my way out of misfortune, I worked for companies like Barclays, Wellington Management Company and UNREAL Brands. I am now in a position to change the lives of many, and have never felt more purposeful than I do now, after having birthed this organization. 100 Ways of Giving started as an initiative to encourage friends and family members to be more active in our community during the Holiday season. My marketing background drove my excitement for developing the initiative as a brand, but I had no idea that my partners and I were starting a movement so powerful, that it would require us to incorporate to continue this mission. Today, I stand alongside three service-driven women in furthering the sole purpose of 100 Ways of Giving: changing lives for the better and helping others in need."

Debbie Saint-Clair

Cofounder
"As long as I can remember I've always hoped for a charitable world that was free of suffering. While we all have natural propensities to be selfish in a growing DIY world, it has always been important for me to align myself with positions that allow me to help, motivate and assist others in hopes of keeping true to the concepts of charity and philanthropy. I’ve worked in the human services field with at-risk youth; collaborated, planned and executed events hosted by various non-profit organizations at the MA State House; and for the past two years, I've sat on a company leadership council at Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA geared towards strengthening the company’s community support by playing a key role in the annual enterprise-wide “Service Day”. It was only natural that I'd join in a shared mission to implement an organization geared towards making a difference in a unique way through "100 Ways of Giving". At 100 Ways of Giving, call me "The Frame", the person responsible for ensuring that the vision is structured and that the organization remains aligned through our communications, public affairs, and/or management of daily operations. Let's make a call to action to be the change we hope to see."

Jedaiah Cohen

Cofounder
"As I think back on my inner-city upbringing, the most precious gifts weren't always monetary or tangible. I’ve been blessed with opportunities to meet countless individuals whose kindness, charity and belief in humanity have changed my life for the better. Early on, I made a decision that if I didn’t have anything tangible to give, I would always strive to be a helping hand, the same helping hand that I received in my journey through life. Interpersonal communications has been a driving force in my life and career. In the last five years, I’ve worked in higher education as a Medical Data Specialist and Clinical Coordinator, where I provided daily support, happiness, and problem solving solutions to residents and students. Currently, I help entrepreneurs and small local businesses find their voice to capture target audiences within their communities. I am excited to be a part of a team where I can share my acquired skills for a greater cause! As the "Mouthpiece” of 100 Ways of Giving, it is my job to engage the community in all of our efforts and ensure that our organization’s public persona is always in line with our mission. I believe we can not only change lives, but create fulfilling experiences for the giver and receiver!"

Monaia Haynes

Cofounder
"This world is full of people who need help and people who CAN help. The members of these two groups of people often fluctuate because we each have the ability to help someone else, regardless of the position we are currently in. I’ve always had a love for numbers. From the time I could count, I would find myself counting pennies and optimizing the use of my funds. It is my mission to use my knowledge and my love for finance to improve the conditions of my community, wherever that may be. As a woman constantly in flux, I've lived and experienced many different communities; therefore I feel that it is important to positively impact those around you wherever you go. After receiving my B.S in Finance and Accounting from Bentley University, I've worked in the Corporate Finance & Accounting industry for the past six years. I am excited about the work that 100 Ways of Giving has done in the past, and I am even more excited to join in the efforts for what we will do in the future. I hope we can inspire each of you to assist with the assignment of uplifting your community in any way you can."