Mary G. Connolly's Blog (4)

American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

Although it’s a New Year, there is still an opportunity to make a charitable donation for the 2012 tax year. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 that averted the fiscal cliff and maintains incentives for charitable giving for most Americans affects charitable giving in several ways; some still to be determined and we will keep you apprised of any developments for 2013 giving.

One important piece we need to make you aware of now is the return of the IRA charitable…


Added by Mary G. Connolly on January 16, 2013 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Changing What's Next

Being a runner, I have found, has helped me on the job.  Running races, achieving goals, and managing projects all require a similar ability to stay disciplined and focused. Organizing a successful event and finishing a race both provide a tremendous sense of accomplishment and ego boost. I have also found that running offers a unique problem-solving opportunity for the other “events” I’m running. It is the only time of…


Added by Mary G. Connolly on November 15, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

How I became a runner

I ran the 6th Annual Friends and Neighbors in Action 5k in Monroe Township, New Jersey on September 22nd.  The race supported Jake and Ben Swomiak, brothers with Duchenne, and Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy. This was my first PPMD race (and I should add that I finished 2ndin my age group; getting old has its benefits)! My professional…


Added by Mary G. Connolly on October 3, 2012 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Getting moving again

PPMD Note: Mary Connolly recently joined PPMD as Vice President of Development. She comes to us from Episcopal Social Services, Gilda’s Club, and the United Way.

Last month I had the pleasure of assisting at two very inspirational events. On August 4, I was a race official for the 17th Annual River to Sea Relay (a 92-mile…


Added by Mary G. Connolly on September 9, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

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