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As a Philanthropy Advisor, Carol works to understand donor interests and strategies to meet their community and philanthropic goals. Before joining Good Shepherd Food Bank in May 2021, Carol served as Director of Strategic Partnerships at IAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver. Claiming Colorado as her adopted home in 1993, she held roles at Colorado Public Radio, served as Donor Advisor at the Alzheimer’s Association, and led the $30M Fast Forward Campaign at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. In these positions, she built and implemented communications plans and managed robust pipelines of potential and current donors while expanding interest and engagement.

Carol believes deeply that meaningful philanthropy arises from organizational engagement and conversations that test boundaries of thought and status quo, sparking interest and raising more questions than answers. Taking a genuine interest in individual curiosities, tapping into the core human motivation to connect, solve problems, and help others, she is convinced: people want to give and be a part of something bold and visionary.

After raising her three children in the foothills of Denver, Carol joined family in Portland, Maine, in October 2020, trading her skis for a kayak and continuing her search for adventure, to hike, breathe, and paddle with her Minpin, Roxy. She earned her B.A. in Anthropology with a concentration in Philosophy from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA.