Thomas E. Hoffman ’75, P’20

Thomas E. Hoffman ’75, P’20

Tom Hoffman ’75, P’20 truly defines what it means to be a Laurentian for Life. Tom, who earned his degree in economics, is a leader in both the St. Lawrence and Hingham, Massachusetts communities, and is a friend to all who don the Scarlet and Brown.

Tom, perhaps better known by one of his nicknames like “Moose” or “Hoffy,” is a brother of Beta Theta Pi, played on the football team, was a member of KSLU Radio, sports editor for The Hill News, and was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa. Tom has continued this dynamic engagement with his alma mater for the last 46 years, having volunteered in a litany of ways including on the Alumni Executive Council, Reunion, Admissions, Career Services, and the Parents Committee. Tom, his spouse Debbie and daughter Colby ’20 have hosted a variety of Laurentian events, including a summer event with President Bill Fox ’75 on Martha’s Vineyard in 2019. He and his family also  facilitated the creation of the Hoffman Cup for the football program, a rivalry trophy now on the line at the annual St. Lawrence vs. Norwich game.

Tom matches this passion and leadership in his own community, where he is the co-founding Board Member and treasurer of South Shore SNAP (Special Needs Athletic Partnership). He personally founded this organization, with co-founder Warren Pelissier P’15, after identifying the need and benefits for children with learning disabilities to get involved in sports. Tom has also served on various boards and with local organizations including Hingham Youth Football, where he served as President for five years and will start his 20th year as coach this Fall. Tom is the chair of Hingham’s 50 Flags Campaign, in which 20,000 American flags are placed around Hingham over the 4th of July. He also chairs three community fundraising events to support the Hingham Veterans Assistance Fund and The New England Center and Home for Vets.

Professionally, Tom is a veteran of over 35 years in the financial services industry, and is currently a partner with KAF Financial Advisors, LLC. He and his team help individuals and businesses design, administer and monitor their retirement plans. Prior to his financial services career, Tom had a nine-year stint working as the Director of Public Relations and Business Manager for the New England Patriots of the National Football League.

Tom is a loyal donor to St. Lawrence, having supported many critical programs and causes. He most recently supported the Fox Center for Academic Opportunity, but has also been supportive of women’s lacrosse, football, baseball, the Appleton Arena renovation, the Beta Temple restoration and the St. Lawrence Fund.