Bridget Cunningham Costello
Bridget Costello, is a native to Phoenix, Arizona and currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona. She graduated from Saint Mary’s High School in 1982 and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Education from Arizona State University.
She has a passion for helping others and loves to expand her world view. Therefore she began her work with non-profit organizations. She served as the Regional Coordinator for The American Ireland Fund, an international charitable organization operating in eleven countries that has raised over $300 million for worthy causes in Ireland.
In 2008 she founded Emerald Consulting, a consulting firm that specialises in elevating non-profit organizations through inspiration and education. From 2014 to 2019 she served as the Director of Development for the YWCA and raised sizeable funds to advance the
mission of the YWCA to eliminate racism and empower women. Currently, she serves as the Director of Development for Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona.
She is the daughter of Jim and Judy Cunningham, one of the founders of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Irish Cultural Center. She is married to attorney, Alan Costello for the past 30 years and they have two daughters, Tara Londen and Kaileigh VanHorne. Bridget is the proud “Mimi” of 3 grandchildren.
Bridget currently serves on the Board of the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library and she also on the Board of the Planned Giving Roundtable of Arizona.
She enjoys, singing, the theater, playing golf, fitness, playing with her grandbabies and spending time with family and friends.