President’s Letter


In 2006, the T Theory® Foundation was formed in the philanthropic vision of the late Terry Laundry. Terry embarked on a mission to help students achieve academic excellence through educational grants and scholarships. Terry spent many days living and loving his life long work dedicated to Theoretical Mathematics and Finance. He believed in the great assets of education as his own tuition support began as a young man who was granted scholarships offered in the Nantucket community. As he observed his Father, Howard Laundry, a History Teacher in the Nantucket Middle School, he realized that more needed to be done to help students afford education. Terry wanted to give back to the community in a generous way to allow the T Theory® Foundation to dedicate its time and mission to award educational scholarships and grants through enrichment programs raising students to become lifelong learners.

I worked with Terry as his Business Partner for over twenty-eight years and we both shared vital meetings and a common goal to empower the T Theory® Foundation to become a steward of social responsibility. Terry’s strong work ethic guided him in his pursuit of an Electrical Engineering Degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT. He was CEO of his own Investment Advisory firm, American Shareholders Investment Corporation.  The T Theory® Foundation seeks to help students build experience by being part of summer internships in various organizations, allowing students to follow their dreams in diverse fields of study. I am honored to be a part of a very important Foundation to raise high expectations to broaden education and enrichment to both young and adult students. I look forward to working with the Nantucket and Cape Cod communities in our quest to continue the philanthropic leadership of Terry Laundry.

Paula M Burke

President and Managing Executive Director