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Caption: Susan Mullin hosts a meeting of volunteers for this year’s trunk show benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs. The event will be held Dec. 2-3 at the new Seagate Hotel in Delray Beach. Photo by Tim Stepien

A friend for Boys and Girls clubs

Susan Mullin of Gulf Stream is the kind of friend any head of a non-profit organization would love to have. She raises lots of money and doesn’t need any direction.
“She’s been phenomenal,” says Mary O’Connor, president and CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County.
Each year, Mullin stages a trunk show in Delray Beach that has, over the years, raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Boys and Girls Clubs.
“She has the ability to surround herself with strong committee members.
She takes an event and just makes it happen,” O’Connor said. “I know it will be well-organized and well run.”
O’Connor’s organization has 13 clubs throughout Palm Beach County. They serve 7,500 youths a year, some 2,000 youths on a daily basis.
The Delray Beach club is one of the largest in the county and annually is among the largest contributors to the county group.
Mullin’s work has not gone unnoticed in other circles. Last month, she was one of five “Women of Grace’ honored for her work for the Boys and Girls Clubs by the Bethesda Hospital Foundation.
The foundation honors women who have “contributed remarkable volunteer service to local organizations.”
This year’s trunk show benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs will be held Dec. 2-3 at the new Seagate Hotel in Delray Beach. A preview party will be held on Dec. 1.
“I’m fortunate to count her among my friends,” O’Connor said of Mullin.
“Susan’s events are essential to what we do.”

Susan Mullin was nominated to be a Coastal Star by Delray Beach resident Kari Shipley.

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