Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Meet Carol Thompson Savage - 2012 Woman of Distinction

Carol Savage is the former executive director for the Walker Area Community Foundation, having recently retired in December 2011. She counts the foundation’s establishment and development as one of her greatest accomplishments, along with helping start a free clinic in Jasper for the medically uninsured people of Walker County, where she now serves on the board.

Savage has also served as a board member for Alabama Giving, an ad hoc organization of community foundations from around the state. Her most recent role was guiding the foundation to create a center for the history, arts and culture of the people of Walker County—the Bankhead House and Heritage Center. She was named the Daily Mountain Eagle’s Newsmaker of the Year 2005.

Savage credits Girl Scouting with encouraging her to overcome her fears as an introverted young girl by selling Girl Scout cookies door-to-door in her neighborhood. “Never underestimate the lifelong impact that Girl Scouting has on little girls,” she reveals. 

Savage will be honored at the 2012 East-Central Women of Distinction on March 9. For more information, visit girlscoutsnca.org/wodeastcentral