Education Funding Specialists, INC
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Pierce Mahar is a Certified College Planning Specialist (CCPS) and the President of Education Funding Specialists, Inc. As an experienced financial advisor, eight years ago Pierce founded Education Funding Specialists, Inc. to solely serve the needs of families intent on providing the best possible college experience for both the student and family.
Our first office was opened in Albany, New York with offices flourishing in Lafayette (Syracuse), New York, Glens Falls, New York, Brattleboro, Vermont and Somerset, New Jersey.
James Corcoran serves as our Director of Operations. He is responsible for the coordination of all activities related to the practice. Each office has experienced advisors meeting with families and their students. Each office is fully staffed with professionally trained advisors capable of utilizing the wide array of technology required to run a successful practice.

Albany, New York Pierce Mahar (
Glens Falls, New York   Leigh Gillam (
Brattleboro, Vermont June Howe (
Somerset, New Jersey Christopher Lester (


Pierce’s dedication to his family and community is reflected in his business.  Pierce currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Pine Bush Girl’s softball League. He is responsible for the league’s training and development programs as well as managing his daughter’s team. When not in the office, Pierce can be found with his wife and two children enjoying the multitude of activities the area has to offer. 






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