Caroline is the Director of Development and Communication of Friends of the Children Austin and has been with the organization since Summer 2018. She 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. Following the conclusion of the choir’s tour around the United States, Caroline moved to New York City and worked for six years at Robin Hood, New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization. Caroline served on the development staff where she worked with individual supporters, co-led Robin Hood’s Family Philanthropy programming and helped to manage their Governance and Board Placement initiative. Caroline moved back to her hometown in 2016, where she became the Executive Director of A Legacy of Giving (Legacy); Caroline led the organization 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. Caroline volunteered as a consistent mentor with iMentor in New York City, currently serves as the Development Chair on the Mainspring Schools Board of Directors and sits on an Austin Pets Alive! Campaign Steering Committee.