Mary O'Keeffe, a public policy economist who teaches the College’s service-learning class, “Income Tax Policy and Practice,” shared her expertise on the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program with U.S. News and World Report.
This tax filing season marks the 13th year O’Keeffe has overseen Union’s VITA program. In that time, the program has helped secure more than $5 million in state and federal refunds for low-income working families and senior citizens.
O’Keeffe was honored in 2014 with a Jefferson Medal, the "Nobel Prize of public service. Sponsored by the Jefferson Awards Foundation, the annual honors recognize "unsung heroes" from across the country for their community service.