Board of Directors

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Mary Muroski

Founder & President

Mary Muroski, the founder of the Children’s Legacy Partnership, has been an advocate for children’s issues for over 40 years. Having worked in various settings that promote the safety, well-being, and education of children, Mary is a teacher and instructional coach. She is also an entrepreneur who has owned several businesses.

Mary actively volunteers with the 52 Kids Foundation in Uganda, and the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. With experience in both private and public institutions, Mary now brings her passion for helping children worldwide to the foundation. Mary has two grown daughters and lives with her husband in Hinesburg, Vermont.  She enjoys travel, biking, golf, and reading.

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Trudy Stanley

Vice President

Trudy Stanley, a native Vermonter, is a financial advisor and planner with National Financial Partners. Much of her time is spent working with nonprofits, offering guidance on financial wellness and providing retirement planning assistance. Trudy specializes in working with women and those interested in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing.

While studying law, she concentrated on environmental and social topics.  Her interests include outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, gardening and spending time with her family. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont, and a Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School.

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Colleen Brady

Secretary

Colleen Brady has been a primary school teacher for 34 years. She is especially interested in developing the principles of Growth Mindset in her students and encouraging project based learning in her classroom.

She has been actively involved in the 52 Kids foundation for 8 years and has traveled to Uganda 7 times to support the work of the foundation. This international connection has provided a powerful context for her family life, as well as her work with students. She is the mother of 2 adult daughters and very much looking forward to soon becoming a   grandmother. In her spare time, she likes to travel, sew, listen to live music, bike, hike, and sail.

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Rolf Kielman

Treasurer

Rolf Kielman lives with his wife Stevie in Hinesburg, Vermont. He was born in The Hague, the Netherlands  and  immigrated to Canada at the age of six. Subsequently he settled in Vermont. He remains a citizen of the Netherlands, Canada and the United States. Rolf has practiced architecture for the past 40 years. He is a partner with the Burlington, Vermont firm of TruexCullins, Architects.

His design work ranges from public buildings, urban planning and private residential structures. Rolf serves on various volunteer and not for profit organizations. He is a member of the Hinesburg Planning Commission and the Hinesburg Development Review Board. He is a Board Member of the Fleming Museum of Art and is active with the 52 Kids Foundation, Burlington City Arts, the Committee on Temporary Shelter and the Howard Center Curling Challenge.

Our Purpose

We find those bright spots, people who have the desire to make a change but just need someone to support them with the belief it’s possible, and the resources to bridge the gap between where they are and where they want to go.

Once an area of need has been identified that is in keeping with our mission and vision, and is not serviced by other agencies, we follow our proprietary 7-step EMPOWER process to ensure project success.

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