Louise Burnham Packard is Executive Director of the Trinity Boston Foundation. The Trinity Boston Foundation is a part of the Trinity Episcopal Church and is the first foundation of its kind within the Episcopal community. Initially formed as outreach ministries of Trinity Church, it has become the Trinity Boston Foundation which works with other faith-based organizations in the Boston areas to reach out to at risk youth and struggling populations in low income areas.
Louise's work showcases how innovation can take place within faith-based organizations with extraordinary results. More Americans participate in church-related philanthropy than any other kind of giving.
Louise Burnham Packard, executive director of the Trinity Boston Foundation, discusses the resistance she's encountered in promoting social programs within a religious community. She explains that while Jesus' message about helping the poor often "gets pushed aside," in the end it's "divine love" that encourages her to help the less fortunate.