Lucile McConnell is a tax/commercial transactions attorney admitted to practice in Washington, DC and New York. She graduated Cum Laude from Cornell Law School in 1987 and with Honors in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1983. She founded the non-for profit organization The Fund to End the Deficit in 1993 and rallied citizens, under Public Law 87-58 (P.L. 87- 58), to make voluntary contributions to retire the National Debt through 1999. These voluntary citizen contributions, including contributions from such events as Rock the Debt, Wine Down the Debt and Dance the Debt Away, amounted to an all time high in voluntary citizen contributions to Debt retirement during the 90’s and played a part in generating the budget surplus that was recorded in 1999. She created an active civics project for students nationwide in grade schools through high schools: “The Penny Parade”, worked with College Student Governments across the Country to hold Rock the Debt concerts and collect pennies for debt retirement. Ms. McConnell has been featured in news stories coast to coast, including appearing twice in The Washington Post, in USA Today Sunday Magazine and on Good Morning, America! All proceeds from Mr. Penny and the Dragon of Domeville: The Story of Us will be contributed by Ms. McConnell to retire the principal of the National Debt under P.L. 87-58. Ms. McConnell lives in Baltimore County, Maryland with her son, Caleb, and her 2 cats, Tiger and Finney. To contact Lucile or learn more about P.L. 87-58, go to www.mrpenny.net.