Carol Buckheit

Director of Communications
203.753.1315, x107
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Carol Buckheit

Carol leads the creation of the Foundation’s communications strategy, media messages and outreach, online content and marketing collateral.

Her experience includes connecting philanthropists with science at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine and shining a light on student and faculty achievements as director of communications for the University of Hartford’s College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions. She also managed all online communications for the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, helping to highlight the community contributions of more than 1,000 charitable funds and over $25 million in annual grantmaking.

Carol also founded Nonprofit MediaWorks, where she created dynamic communications strategies and trained nonprofit leaders on tactics to inspire giving, mobilize advocates and create political and social change. Earlier, she was part of the senior leadership team at Love Makes a Family, whose groundbreaking advocacy and public education led to marriage equality for same-sex couples in Connecticut.

Carol earned a bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College and holds master’s degrees from Bowling Green State University and the University of Hartford.

She lives in West Hartford with her spouse, Omayra.

Favorite Experience in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills

I love sipping coffee and browsing through texts at John Bale Bookstore in Waterbury while savoring the buzz of activity in this “third space.” Next to home and work, it’s often where people find community with others and connect around common purposes—stoking ideas, breaking bread together, inspiring volunteerism and building relationships.

Ask Carol about

Storytelling, her book group, creating flowering herb gardens, foodie trips, her obsession with the New York Times, best beaches to body surf and developing a brand strategy.

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