Foundation to be Named Later


Join Us for the 2017 Hot Stove Cool Music Benefit Concert in April 29 in Boston 

More details on this and other event here: Hot Stove Cool Music 

100% of the proceeds go to Foundation To Be Named Later / Peter Gammons Scholarships which send disadvantaged youth to college.



The Foundation To Be Named Later
 (“FTBNL”) was launched in Spring of 2005 by Paul Epstein, a social worker in the Brookline Public School system, and his twin brother, former Red Sox Executive Vice President and General Manager and current Chicago Cubs President, Theo Epstein. The mission of FTBNL is to raise funds and awareness
for non-profit agencies, working on the front lines, serving disadvantaged youth. FTBNL invests in programs that teach leadership, education and healthy development of families.


  • $6 Million Granted
  • Over 200 Non-Profits Served
  • 4,000 Children Sent to Red Sox & Celtics Games
  • 39 Peter Gammons/FTBNL Scholars Sent to College

The Story Behind Our Name
With so much baseball and music going on and so little time, we decide to name our foundation after the MLB trade term: a player to be named later!

Peter Gammons/FTBNL College Scholarship presented by RISO allows high-needs but high-potential Boston area High School students a four-year scholarship to the college of their choice, a Gammons caring adult mentor and a laptop computer. Peter Gammons serves on the selection committee.

Central to FTBNL’s work are strategic partnerships with a team of non- profits working on the front lines. These select organizations are dedicated to serving children and families with innovation, excellence, and long-term impact. FTBNL is proud to partner with BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life), Citizen Schools, City Year Boston, The Home for Little Wanderers, Horizons for Homeless Children, Roxbury Youthworks, Steps to Success, and West End House Boys & Girls Club. In addition to these partnerships, FTBNL hosts deserving youth at Red Sox and Celtics games throughout the season.

The Hot Stove Cool Music Series is the signature event of FTBNL – Celebrating Music, Baseball and Giving Back. Founded by Peter Gammons, bi-annually, this community gathers to generate significant resources to advance the Foundation’s mission and to share the inspiring impact of the Foundation’s portfolio of non-profit partners. Peter Gammons’ Business of Baseball is also a signature event ~ a corporate lunch moderated by Peter Gammons, with a panel of high-profile executives and players representing Major League Baseball sharing insights on the “enterprise” of America’s favorite pastime.

Contact: Allyce Najimy at