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Marnie Reynolds: Profile of an Ignatian Volunteer Corps Member

In 2017, Marnie Reynolds made a promise to herself while traveling on the Ignatian Camino in Spain. Once she retired, she was going to find a way to be of service to others. Deeply saddened by the recent loss of her sister, she was searching for the next steps to create a fulfilling new pathway without her beloved sibling.  

Following an extensive career as a Private Wealth Manager in the New York Tri-State area, Marnie retired in 2023 and began implementing the promise to herself. She noted, "I focused on the aspects of my work I had loved the most, helping others achieve their financial goals, building a plan to financial stability." Looking for a volunteer opportunity that allowed her to help others, she decided to volunteer with the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC), a group she had learned about from her fellow travelers on the Ignatian Camino trip. The IVC pairs adults, typically 50+, with non-profit organizations that value the volunteers' skills and career experience. 

Currently splitting her service between the local Meals on Wheels program and Cristo Rey Boston High School (CRB), Marnie has become an asset in the CRB Development office, researching grant opportunities. She commented, "I am so impressed with the Cristo Rey model and the community at the school. I love the idea of students being able to build better opportunities for themselves and their families via the Corporate Work Study program and academics. It is fulfilling to watch the students realize that they can do more than they think." 

She continued, "Now that I am retired, I can continue my education and grow my spirituality. I am starting a new journey, finding fulfillment in my volunteer work by using my skill set differently and learning from my interactions with fellow IVC members. My spirituality journey is growing, and I see volunteering as an opportunity."