OUR MISSION

We are the family and friends of an amazing young man named Cullen Connolly who was tragically taken from us on May 22, 2015 by the selfish actions of an impaired driver.  We are here in part, to join the fight to end the unbelievably persistent notion that impaired driving is sometimes acceptable.  Most importantly, we are here to force this particular mindless decision and resulting tragedy into the shadow of Cullen's young life. Cullen's enormous spirit, generous soul and courageous heart are what needs to be remembered.  We celebrate Cullen's life by supporting the organizations and kind of individuals who supported him.  Organizations and individuals who understand that hopes and dreams begin within a thank you and a please.

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
Fred Rogers 

 

Our mission, when it comes right down to it, is to help.  To help with a grateful heart.  To help the needy and marginalized in unique and personal 'boots on the ground' ways.  The homeless, struggling families and children in crisis.  One of our first campaigns will be to help fund MDA Summer camp for as many families as we can who can't afford to send their disabled child.   Our pledge and mission is also to help the helpers.  Scholarships to aid young people choosing a life of service to others as well as personalized assistance to EMT, police and fire departments.

Cullen Connolly Memorial Fund Corporation. / Cullen's Claddagh is a 501(c)(3)  Our organization is formed as a tribute to Cullen Robert Connolly.  Gifts are deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations.