Caroline is a native Austinite and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Journalism. After graduating, Caroline served as the Tour Director for a Ugandan children’s choir, where she planned, led and traveled with the choir tour through six states over six months. Caroline moved to New York City after completing the tour and worked for six years at Robin Hood, New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization. Caroline focused on development, educating and engaging young people and donor families on the issues of poverty and Robin Hood’s approach to grantmaking and strengthening Robin Hood partners through governance and board placement. Caroline moved back to her hometown in 2016, where she became the Executive Director of A Legacy of Giving. Legacy existed to create a culture of compassion through education and leadership development and envisioned a society of empathetic individuals building stronger communities through service and giving. Caroline recently led Legacy through a collaborative acquisition process, which resulted in Legacy becoming part of the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, part of U.T.’s Moody College of Communication. The acquisition ensures the long-term sustainability of Legacy’s work. Caroline has volunteered with iMentor since 2011 and has mentored the same student for seven years, through their high school completion and entry into higher education. Caroline is elated to join Friends of the Children–Austin because her passion for the organization’s commitment to transform the lives of Austin’s most underserved children and experience and skills in development and donor relations are a wonderful match.