PennyLoafer helps people put their beliefs and values into meaningful action each month. We create ongoing giving strategies around select causes like climate change and mental health. Our goal is to get more people donating regularly to causes they care about, feeling impactful and learning along the way via monthly newsletters.

Meet the Team

Andi Thieman

Andi Thieman's background is in nonprofit consulting and human services planning. She started out in tech sales and account management, however most of her career has focused on strategic planning, capacity-building, grant writing, and best practice research for nonprofits and public agencies. PennyLoafer combines her experience in tech start ups with her in-depth knowledge of the nonprofit sector to help make charitable giving easier for individual donors.

Andi holds a Bachelor's degree in Community Development from Penn State University and a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a proud Pittsburgher, currently living in San Juan, Puerto Rico with her husband and baby.

Tory Paez
Expert in Residence

Tory has supported a diverse set of clients as a consultant throughout her career. She is currently a manager at The Bridgespan Group, which consults with nonprofits, NGOs, donors, and investors to advance learning and accelerate the impact of their work and philanthropy. Prior to Bridgespan, she spent 4+ years in technology and digital consulting with Ernst & Young and West Monroe Partners. Additionally, she served in the Peace Corps as a community economic development advisor in Costa Rica, and has worked for organizations such as USAID, the International Finance Corporation, and Planned Parenthood.

Tory holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Organizational Behavior from Miami University (OH) and Master’s degree in Business Administration from Georgetown University. She is from Cleveland and currently lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico with her husband and son.

Jill Stebelton
Growth and Research Analyst

Jill has a demonstrated history of personal and corporate social media expertise. She began content creating in 2014 and her Instagram page (@booknerd_reads) has amassed over 125,000 followers. She has worked as a social media intern for Jill Fredenburg Productions, FlashMonkey, Simon & Schuster, and Macmillan Publishers.

Recently, Jill has joined the PennyLoafer team to expand her experience in the non-profit sector and startup industry.Jill holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and CGS Certificate in Communications from the University of Pittsburgh. She is originally from Youngstown, Ohio but currently splits her time between Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.