- New York, NY US
A former financial executive, Llewellyn Connolly volunteers his time with The Fortune Society. Responsible for teaching math to felons studying for their high school equivalency certificates, Llewellyn Connolly was selected as the organization’s best volunteer for the second half of 2013. Focused on helping incarcerated persons reenter society through education and employment assistance, The Fortune Society undertakes numerous projects. In July 2010, it played an important role in the creation of the 110,000-square-foot supportive West Harlem housing development called Castle Gardens (also known as The Fortune Academy). Nearly four years later, Castle Gardens shared its experiences with the public through the document “How The Fortune Society Achieved a Triple Bottom Line with Castle Gardens.” Available on its website (fortunesociety.org), this publication serves as a “toolkit” detailing lessons learned in undertaking such an endeavor. The Fortune Society splits the process up into four parts, beginning with the two-year Pre-Development Planning and ending with Moving In and the need for continued funding. Through the document, people can read about the difficulties involved and ways to increase the likelihood of success in similar initiatives.
An entrepreneur and investment banking executive for more than 25 years, Llewellyn Connolly early in his career served as a managing director of Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs and most recently was a founding partner and co-manager of Eumaeus Asset Management. During his two years with this prominent New York City equity relative value and arbitrage fund, Llewellyn Connolly proudly sponsored Fuoriclasse Racing. Established in 2012 in New York City, Fuoriclasse Racing is an amateur cycling sub-team that holds a charter through the Century Road Club Association. The organization competes in races at all levels throughout the greater New England and mid-Atlantic regions. Over the past four years, Fuoriclasse Racing has achieved substantial victories at competitions such as the King of Mountains and Green Mountain Stage Races. In 2012 alone, Fuoriclasse cyclist David Taylor finished third in the Green Mountain Stage Race and first in the Century Road Club Association Masters Throwdown. That same year, Mr. Taylor’s teammate, Ann Marie Miller, took home a first-place trophy in the UCI World Cycling Tour’s Master World Championship Time Trial and Road Race. She also won the Century Road Club Association’s Central Park Races in New York City and the Open Race at the Tour de Fair Haven in Fair Haven, New Jersey.