In a year that none of us predicted, reflections on 2020 are like none other. Despite the unpredictability and challenges, I remain grateful for all of life’s blessings including Carroll’s amazing alumni family.
In this time of great need, Pioneers surfaced to step up and step out:
- In April, when the pandemic first started, we witnessed 537 alumni and friends raise 232,347 meals in 42 U.S. states for hungry community members, almost quadrupling Carroll’s goal of 60,000 meals.
- In the spring and summer, stories of alumni helping their kids or grandkids learn virtually, assisting their parents, lending a hand to a neighbor or friend in need, making masks, and pioneering by making a COVID-19 test kit, warmed the hearts of many.
- For our November Month of Service, we celebrated 226 alumni who served and gave to their local communities through time (2,513 hours), talent (211 hours) and treasure ($36,682).
- And most recently, my colleagues in Institutional Advancement and I treasured the Pio Pride on Giving Tuesday when 228 donors gave in support of student scholarships and The Carroll Fund, collectively raising $129,904.
Thank you for giving of yourselves and for persevering Pioneers!
Dolores Ocampo Brown '99, M.Ed. '10 is Carroll's Senior Director of Alumni Engagement. Reach her by email or phone at 262.524.7133.