Author Archives: Patrick Brannan

Patrick Brannan is the special products editor for The Daily Record.

What’s in Your Purse: Dr. Marlene Mahipat


Dr. Marlene Mahipat never forgets where she came from. Moving from Trinidad to the United States in 1990 with $300 and two suitcases, she figured out that successful people had an education. “I realized that all of the people who ...

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What’s in your purse: Katie Alston

Katie Allston purse

When you are the executive director of a nonprofit, you’re often carrying a lot of things related to your organization. Katie Allston, executive director for Marian House, is no different. Right now she has raffle tickets Marian House is selling ...

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What’s in your purse? Natasha Dartigue


In each issue of Path to Excellence,  we ask a successful woman, “What’s in your purse?” Natasha Dartigue Deputy District Public Defender – Baltimore City Office of the Public Defender Sometimes it’s small things that can make a big change. ...

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Scholarship winner capitalizing on leadership opportunities


Mackenzie Swift wanted to look for leadership roles in college and thought the President’s Leadership Circle could provide just that. “I thought it was a good opportunity to continue my journey,” Swift, a senior at Frostburg State University, said. She ...

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What’s in your purse: Stacey Smith


Years ago Stacey Smith was working in marketing for a homebuilder. But when the recession hit she was laid off. She started her own marketing and events planning company but was struggling to find clients. Someone told her she didn’t ...

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What’s in your purse: Mary Hastler


Harford County Public Library CEO Mary Hastler considers herself a bit of a techie, leading Harford County to become the first library system in the country to offer free 3-D printing to customers. In her purse, Hastler carries the first ...

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Organizations engaging young professionals in unique ways to give back

United Way volunteers and staff at the annual Baltimore Ravens
Hometown Huddle, part of a NFL-wide day of service to
encourage youth to be healthy and active. Volunteers included
players from the Baltimore Ravens, The United Way, Playworks
Maryland and members of the Lady Ravens.

Organizations are finding new ways to engage younger professionals and bring them together to help serve the community. While millennials have sometimes been labled as a lazy generation, the fact that there is more and more competition for people’s attention ...

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#GivingTuesday raising awareness to year-end charitable giving


Life seems to become even more hectic around the holidays. From family get-togethers to the shopping rush, people can often feel overwhelmed. In 2012, #GivingTuesday was started as a way to help bring focus to holiday and end-of-year giving. Following ...

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