Jan 14, 2020 12:15 PM
Bridget Costello
Camp Pa Qua Tuck
Bridget Reilly Costello joined Camp Pa Qua Tuck in 2009 as the Summer Director. In 2010, she became the Executive Director. In April, 2019 Bridget retired from her position at the Camp but was delighted that the Board of Directors embraced her idea of P/T work promoting the camp as she eased her way into retirement. Bridget was raised with a Special Needs brother and is his Guardian. This had more to do with her decision to pursue advocacy for individuals with Special Needs than anything else.
Proud mother of 3, wife to Michael, a Veteran and a Purple Heart recipient, Bridget volunteers at the V.A. Hospital in Northport. Additionally, one of her children was born with a non-functioning liver and Bridget was able to donate a portion of her liver to save her baby 20 years ago. As a result, she has been a member of the Alpha 1 Foundation for 20 years and has traveled all over to speak to others facing this life-changing situation.
Bridget spent 30 years in the non-profit world and has observed the best practices in several large non- profits. Her goal has been to bring those best practices to Camp Pa Qua tuck. Bridget is also a member of AFP, the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She has great regard for her predecessors at camp and hopes that she can carry on the legacy of continuous improvement that they have initiated.