The Carol Rivest Memorial Foundation recently made its second donation to Asnuntuck Community College’s Foundation. Last year, the Foundation made a donation that was used for the college’s Inaugural Women’s Leadership Institute. The Carol Rivest Foundation’s mission is to raise awareness of domestic violence and abuse. Carol’s 22-year old life was cut short back in 1982, when she was shot and killed, in front of her three year-old son, by her estranged boyfriend.

This year’s $2,000 donation to ACC’s Foundation will be used once again for the college’s Women’s Leadership Institute. Last fall 19 female students participated in its inaugural Women’s Leadership Institute, “Launch Your Leadership Journey. The Institute at ACC was established to address the needs expressed by women in the ACC community to develop their leadership skills and ability.

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