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Carol Rivest Memorial Foundation Donates to Asnuntuck Foundation

ENFIELD — The Carol Rivest Memorial Foundation recently made its second donation to the Asnuntuck Community College (ACC) Foundation. Last year, it made a donation that was used for the college’s inaugural Women’s Leadership Institute.

The Carol Rivest Memorial Foundation’s mission is to raise awareness of domestic violence and abuse. Rivest’s life was cut short at age 22 in 1982 when she was shot and killed in front of her 3-year-old son by her estranged boyfriend.

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

For more information, visit www.carolrivestfoundation.org. To learn more about the Asnuntuck Community College Foundation and how to donate, visit www.asnuntuck.edu/donate.

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