Connecting You to People and Causes You Love

About Us

We are a national marketplace where giving is easy, local, and impactful.

What We Do

Pungl connects you with the local organizations and causes that mean the most to you, whether that’s in your backyard or halfway across the world. From supporting the environment to refugee aid, arts and culture, animal rescue, and politics and social justice, you’ll find meaningful gifts for every passion, person, and purse. Give in your own name, or on behalf of a friend, family member, or colleague.

How We Help

Our innovative, simple-to-use marketplace allows you to shop from a variety of unique gifts based on interest or location. The listing organization will follow up with a personalized thank-you, to show how your dollars are making a difference. The Pungl marketplace features donations at a range of price points, so people of all backgrounds and budgets can make a positive impact on the lives of others—and spread the joy of giving!

Advisory Board


Abbie von Schlegell

Nonprofit Consultant in Fundraising and Governance

Counsel in nonprofit management, with a particular focus on advancement, governance and planning. Deep knowledge and expertise in women’s philanthropy, major gifts and campaigns. Coaching and mentoring development staff; planning programs, assessments and capital campaigns.


Erika Timpe

Senior Manager, Finance at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Erika Timpe is a native of New York State but has called Seattle home for over 25 years. She received her Bachelors in Biology from the University of Chicago and her MBA from Cornell University. For the past 20 years Erika has worked in corporate finance – helping organizations to right size general and administrative spending and to streamline financial systems and processes. After a successful corporate career with Microsoft, Expedia and Amazon, Erika transitioned to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2012. Erika lives with her two teenage children and she runs a small business restoring and selling mid-century furnishings and collectibles.


Jane C. Iredale

Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, Ltd.

The former owner of a television production company based in Manhattan, and prior to that was the founder/owner of the casting company, Iredale Associates, which served the television, theatrical and film industry. She produced and wrote many films for PBS and HBO television. She was nominated for a Tony for the book for a Broadway musical and her company won an Emmy for a series that aired on public television. She started Iredale Mineral Cosmetics in 1994 and was the first to bring a line of makeup that was good for the skin to the professional aesthetic industry.  Her company is known for its natural formulas and for its philanthropic activities. Ms. Iredale serves on the Boards of PCPC (Personal Care Products Council), ICMAD (Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers and Distributors Association), and the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, MA.  She is active in supporting local farmers and making organic food accessible to all.  She received her BA in Humanities from New York University in 1986and her MA in Literature from SUNY, New York, in 1995.

Our Team

Pungl is led by an experienced creative directorWeb developer, and content marketing specialist, and is based in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the personal rewards of giving, so we work hard to identify worthy organizations and projects, and help them connect with people like you, who are interested and engaged in making the world a better place.

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Abby Tovell

CEO and Creative Director

Co-founder and Creative Director of Pungl Inc, an innovative crowdfunding platform for nonprofits, cultural and charitable organizations.

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Matt Frisch

Technical Lead

With over 20 years experience developing web sites, Matt looks after all things technical at Pungl, including planning and consulting, site development, and maintenance.


Robin Catalano

Content Creator

Robin is Pungl’s website, blog, and social media copy creator, and is a content strategist and content marketing specialist with more than a dozen years’ experience in brand storytelling, including in the nonprofit sector.

Our Origin

Pungl is the result of a brainstorm by 15-year-old Zachary Goffin, an avid athlete and eBay shopper. Zach attended the birthday party of a friend, who requested that partygoers not bring gifts. Shortly after, he spied some bricks outside a sports stadium with donors’ names engraved on them, and had a lightbulb moment: why not create a place, like eBay, where people could shop for charitable gifts?

The name Pungl comes from pungle, an old-fashioned word meaning “to give or contribute,” that Zach came across while reading the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.