For over 25 years, Tamsen has dedicated herself to supporting in comprehensive and wide-ranging ways several causes which support women’s empowerment, breast cancer, people with disabilities and the protection of animals.
Tamsen lost her mother to breast cancer in 1990 and has been a long-time advocate of educating women and their families about this devastating disease, giving all women a chance at early detection, regardless of means.
For the past eight years, Tamsen has dedicated time in support of ADAPT Community Network (formerly called United Cerebral Palsy of New York City) helping to raise awareness and funds for the important ongoing services and programs of the organization which helps over 18,000 children and families with disabilities throughout New York City. She currently serves as the Honorary Vice Chair of the ADAPT Community Network Board of Directors. For the past six years, she has co-hosted the Santa Project Party in support of ADAPT’s children’s program. She has also Co-Chaired the ADAPT Leadership Awards and co-hosted their 70th Anniversary Gala. In 2014, Tamsen moderated a panel discussion of disability rights activists and educators to help raise awareness on the struggles and challenges of over 8 million people in America with developmental disabilities to find employment in the U.S. The panel discussion was held at the New York premiere of the award-winning documentary A Whole Lott More as part of ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival. Tamsen is proud to be involved with several charitable organizations, including Ackerman Institute for the Family, and the Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer.
She serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations including ADAPT Community Network, Best Buddies of New York and Shining Service Women’s Veterans Association. She is a longtime supporter of SHARE Cancer Support, and a North Shore Animal League America.
Tamsen’s extensive charitable work and advocacy on behalf of women, children and families includes:
For the past five consecutive years, she has hosted The Moving Families Forward Gala benefiting Ackerman Institute for the Family.
Board member of Best Buddies New York.
Spokesperson for SHARE Cancer Support.
Set up ScanVan two years in a row with PIX11 to make sure women had a day of free mammograms.
Past Volunteer with Susan G. Komen starting in Philadelphia.