Thomas Blaney is a partner of PKF O’Connor Davies and director of the Private Foundation Practice. He has spent approximately 30 years specializing in the accounting and tax aspects of exempt organizations. Mr. Blaney is a certified fraud examiner, licensed CPA, and was appointed to the Panel on the Nonprofit Sector’s 990 PF Reform Advisory Committee. A member of the firm’s executive committee, Mr. Blaney is a recognized thought leader and frequent speaker, author, and contributor to events and articles related to private foundations and not-for-profit topics. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and other leading business publications. Mr. Blaney was the recipient of the 2015 “Ahead of the Curve” award presented to the CPA who stays ahead of new legislation and trends on behalf of his clients. He is currently treasurer of the Breezy Point Disaster Relief Fund, treasurer of the McCaddin-McQuirk Foundation, treasurer of Exponent Philanthropy (formerly Association of Small Foundations), and is on the audit and investment committees of the Hudson Valley Chapter of the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Mr. Blaney earned bachelor’s degrees from Pace University.