Mother’s Day 2024: More time to Mother

The Friends of Karen Family Support Team develop strong bonds with the families they work with through the span of many months and at times years. Though every family is unique and we view each member of the family as special, the boundless love and strength of the mothers inspire our continuous and steadfast support. We know that so often…

Francisco Barrenechea

Francisco is a Vice President in the Structured Lending and Special Situations group at Morgan Stanley. He previously worked at Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division and as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Francisco holds a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Tec de Monterrey (Mexico) and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer, skiing, reading and traveling.

Katonah Connect, The Meaningful Connections Issue November / December 2023

When you walk up to the doors of Friends of Karen headquarters in North Salem, the first thing you might notice is their walkway – a “path of compassion” filled with several hundred dedicated bricks featuring loving messages and tributes from supporters. It demonstrates how this local organization has changed the lives of thousands by providing customized support for over 550 sick children and their families annually. Friends of Karen began in 1978 by Sheila Petersen, a friend of the MacInnes family whose 16-year-old daughter Karen was suffering from a rare genetic disorder.

Steve Connolly

Steven Connolly earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and then spent several years in Public Accounting, earning his CPA designation in 1991. He then moved into the P&C Insurance industry, where he worked his way up from staff accountant to Controller. In 2005 Mr. Connolly founded Co-Source Solutions where he currently serves as President and CEO.