So many of us were fortunate to have Mary Mulholland in our lives. She benefited thousands with her tireless fundraising for many causes, including Daytop Village New Jersey. Mary passed away on June 6, 2013 at age 85, and she will be greatly missed.
In 1991, when Reverend Joe Hennen was looking for a way to get Daytop going in New Jersey, he recalls that “Mary Mulholland was at my side from the very beginning, and stayed there ever since; Mary is the reason that the Daytop program succeeded in Mendham, NJ. And she continued her tireless work on behalf of young people and their families struggling with substance abuse to the very end, having been Honorary Chair of this year’s golf outing!”
Whatever we needed, Mary was front and center, address book in hand. She was just tenacious, providing her incredible energy and compassion on behalf of our kids.
Our 2013 Golf Invitational was recently postponed, because Mary was our Honorary Chariperson of the event. Now, in concert with the Mulholland family, we are pleased to honor Mary’s contributions to Daytop by renaming The Golf Invitational as The Daytop Mary Mulholland Memorial Golf Classic.
The event will be held at the Morris County Golf Club on Monday, July 22, 2013. Our new Co-Chairs of the event are Ernie Larini and Dennis O’Brien. Schedule changes for the day are also in order:
Registration at 10 am
Lunch from 10:30 am to 12 noon
Shotgun start at 12:15 pm
Reception and dinner beginning at 5:30 pm
For anyone who doesn’t know, Mary was Morris County’s fund raiser for good causes, including efforts to benefit the poor, the homeless and addicted adolescents. Mary was a graduate of the College of Saint Elizabeth, and received many honors, including two Presidential Point of Light Medals, The Ecclesiastes Medal from Pope John Paul II, The Governor’s Award, The New Jersey PRIDE Award, The NJ State Senate Award, The Woman of the Year from the United States Secret Service, New Jersey Medical Society, New Jersey Bar Association, Girl Scouts of America, 200 Club, New Jersey Judges Association, Chief of Police Association of New Jersey, The New Jersey State Troopers, Grand Marshall of Morristown’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Irish American Society, Medical Society of Morris County, Honorary Member of the United States Special Operations for her work on behalf of the Military and their families, Lifetime Achievement from the Morris Country Chamber of Commerce and the Dover Rotary, Lifetime Achievement Award from St. Clare’s Heath System and Humanitarian of the Year and Lifetime Achievement for Hope House, a Division of Catholic Family and Community Services, Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Paterson and for Daytop New Jersey.
The Mulholland Family has generously asked that donations in memory of Mary Mulholland be sent to Daytop New Jersey, ATTN: Karen Horn, 80 W. Main Street, Mendham, NJ 07945.