About Us


Mildred Piltch

Mildred’s Dream Foundation was created in appreciation of the legacy and lifetime work of Mildred Piltch, lovingly referred to as “Millie” by those who knew her well. Born and raised in Brookline, Massachusetts, Mildred never wandered far from her roots.

She and her husband Roy raised their family in Cambridge and Brookline, where she saw all nine of her children graduate from her alma mater, Brookline High School. A bright, talented, kind, and compassionate individual, Mildred was an incredible mother. She appreciated and respected the strengths and challenges of all nine children and helped them develop a strong sense of self.


Following Millie’s passion and commitment to making the world a better place.

Mildred’s passion for and commitment to making the world a better place was evident in everything she said and did. Mildred’s Dream Foundation honors her passions: helping those with physical or mental health challenges; eliminating domestic violence and abuse while supporting survivors of such trauma; and providing access to the best education possible for everyone. In celebration of the life she lived, her children have created the foundation in her honor. They are hopeful that others will help make Mildred’s dream a reality and make a difference in the world.


Meet The Team

Rich Piltch


Chris Foley


Susan Tufts Kagan

Executive Director

Debbie Piltch

Board Member

Caleb Piltch-Loeb

Board Member

Andrew Goldberg

Board Member

Mark Gudaitis

Board Member

Ashley Wade

Board Member

Kristen Sajdak

Director of Donor Relations & Events


Make a Donation Today

MDF proudly donates 100% of the money raised from our events and fundraising activities to our selected charities. All costs associated with MDF events and operations are funded by donations from The Piltch Family. 

We are excited to share that in 2023, we engaged in a Strategic Planning process to amplify the foundation’s impact and make it a sustainable, philanthropic foundation for future generations.

We are so grateful to our partners, sponsors and donors that make this critical work possible.

We have a 2024 Platinum rating on Guidestar/Candid. Click here.

MDF Financials Click here.

MDF Annual Report coming soon

Susan Tufts Kagan
For over twenty-five years, Susan Tufts Kagan has advocated to ensure access and equity to community-based programs for people of all abilities and socioeconomic backgrounds. Throughout her career, she has assisted nonprofit organizations by providing technical assistance for development and operations and creating partnerships between private and public funders. Within Massachusetts and beyond, Susan has been an Executive Director and Development Director for mission driven organizations and funding initiatives. She began her career at Boston Children’s Hospital, after earning a Master’s in Educational Psychology specializing in Rehabilitation Services at the University of Connecticut. Susan’s work on inclusive education and recreation has been published and Ms. Kagan has been awarded fellowships by the Children’s Defense Fund and the German Marshall Fund focusing her work on childcare for low-income families, people with special health care needs and disability rights advocacy. Susan is thrilled to join Mildred’s Dream Foundation and is excited to support the mission to equip community-based nonprofits with the resources they need to improve outcomes for the people and communities they serve.