Kathy Carroll- "Giving From the Heart" - Ridgefield Moms

Kathy was born in Greenwich, CT and moved to Ridgefield in her teens. She settled back in town with her husband, John, in 1997. All three of her children went through Ridgefield Public schools. Oldest daughter, Morgan(25) lives in NYC, Madison(22) lives in Ridgefield and youngest daughter, McKenzie(19)  is a sophomore in college in New Hampshire. Kathy’s husband, John works locally at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, which is a staple in our community.

Kathy has been the Executive Director at Jesse Lee Day School in town for almost 18 years, which was voted Best Preschool three years in a row by Ridgefield Magazines Reader Choice awards. To find out more about our programming please visit jesseleedayschool.org

Several years ago a student at JLDS was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Conner and his family did not settle for the diagnosis given to them, they rose up and started the organization, Kindness Over Muscular Dystrophy, with a mission to provide charitable giving to support Muscular Dystrophy research, as well as benevolent assistance and advocacy to those in need. They host an event every June and Kathy’s entire family collects wine to run a wine pull at the event. The first year their goal was 100 bottles and the latest goal is 300, which would raise a whopping $6000! For those interested in donating she is collecting wine through mid-May (drop-off at JLDS). To find out more about KOMD please visit www.KindnessOverMD.org

Recently for fun, Kathy created the “Ridgefield Wild Weather Page” on Facebook to keep the people of Ridgefield updated on weather and weather related issues. She has always had a passion for weather and keeping those in her circle in the know about what weather to expect.  It was they who encouraged her to create a social platform as her predictions are always on the mark- take a look!

Kathy states, “Ridgefield is such a wonderful community that has so much to offer its residents. When an organization has a fundraiser everyone donates and pitches in, particularly a local family. The the community rallies around them and tries to ease their burdens and offer help. I am truly blessed to have been able to raise my children in this community and for my husband and I to both work locally.”

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