In recognition of her distinguished career in public service, her impressive body of work as a social entrepreneur, and her considerable investment of time and talent in community service, alumna Caroline Mauldin '01 is the 2019 recipient of Heathwood's Anne Thornhill Weston Award.
Named in honor of Heathwood teacher and administrator Dr. Anne Weston, the award is given each year to a Heathwood Hall graduate who has followed in Anne's footsteps and distinguished him or herself in the area of community service, sharing in Anne’s belief in the dignity of all people and in the mission of Episcopal schools to educate and serve with faith, hope, and love.
Caroline currently serves as the Executive Director of South Carolina Future Minds, and she has consistently demonstrated a commitment to improving lives and lifting up the disadvantaged.
After graduating from Heathwood in 2001, Caroline attended Tufts University outside of Boston, MA, earning a degree in International Relations and Latin American Studies. She also earned a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Caroline has worked in Latin America and Africa helping pull people out of poverty through microfinance and for the U.S. State Department as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Human Rights, and Democracy.
In addition to her professional work in service to others, she volunteers her time generously on behalf of the greater community, serving on the boards of the Nature Conservancy of South Carolina, Charleston Legal Access, and the South Carolina Arts Alliance, and a Fellow of the Truman National Security Project and Furman University’s Riley Institute.
Caroline says that it was Heathwood’s community-minded ethos that instilled in her “a sense that it’s not all about you, and that your life is better through helping others.” Fittingly, she noted that a Winterim trip to Honduras led by Anne Weston herself awoke the initial interest in Latin American economic development that launched her career in public service.
It is with great pride that we honor Caroline's accomplishments and her commitment to one of the core tenets of Heathwood's mission statement: "service to others over the pursuit of self-interest."