Alumna Invests in Future
Carol Thorney earned her MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2003, which was just the beginning of her involvement with the school.
"I really believe you have to invest in the institutions that you spend your life's work with," Carol says. "Education is very, very important to me, as is creating opportunities to keep and invest in institutions that are core to our existence and improve the way we live."
Carol recently relocated to Pittsburgh to become Director of Strategic Partnerships & Performance Management at Highmark Health. She expects to become active in the Pittsburgh chapter of the Rensselaer Alumni Association and had previously served as president of the RAA’s Hartford, Connecticut chapter.
"If you think about it, your education is one of the largest investments outside of your home," Carol says. "Institutions do not stay top tier without investments of time, of cash, if you have it, and service of any level...what you put in is what you get out."
Gift Honors Family History
Carol planned a gift to the Rensselaer Alumni Association Endowment through her estate. Her gift will honor the memory of her great-great grandfather, Honorable Alexander Moses Bravo, Esq., member of Jamaica's parliament and House of Assembly during the 19th Century.
"He was at the forefront of abolishing slavery," Carol says. "If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't be here."
"Carol's outstanding volunteerism and philanthropy will ensure that Rensselaer's commitment to our alumni remains strong," a university official says. Carol's dedication is truly appreciated by future students and faculty at Rensselaer.
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