A Major Gift in Memory of a Beloved Staffer

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Carol Bartel honored with an endowed fund

In December the school received a gift to the campaign from Mel Baldwin and Marian Hays, relatives of former Lower School teacher Carol Bartel, to endow the Carol Bartel Lower School Fund. Carol died in 1993 after serving as Lower School administrative assistant for many years. The fund, originally set up in 2005, was used primarily for Lower School Experiential Days. However until recently it was a restricted fund that had to be replenished on an annual basis.

Thanks to the stewardship efforts of Vicki Roscoe, head of the Lower School, and a collection of teachers who have remained close to Carol’s family over the years, Mel and Marian made a gift of $50,000 to the school to finally endow the fund. Vicki worked closely with Mel and Marian over the years to find the best way to honor such a beloved member of the Catlin Gabel community. By establishing this fund, Carol’s legacy will continue to grow at the school, and her memory will live on in the teachers and students that this fund will benefit in the years to come.

The Carol Bartel Lower School fund will now be used at the Lower School head’s discretion for the greatest need in the Lower School.