Carol Bergenstal, Chair of Great Expectations, is committed to our community and to providing social and educational opportunities for all children, especially those from marginalized families. “Some kids face challenges such as instances of low expectations and racism, the lack of resources to engage in enrichment activities, and a sense of exclusion from community life. These factors contribute to the opportunity gap and can impact success in school and life.” Closing that gap is the mission of Great Expectations, and Carol appreciates the inspired leadership of Andrea MacArthur, Director of GE at Interfaith Outreach, in partnership with Wayzata and Orono Schools, to make this initiative successful.
Carol began volunteering at Interfaith Outreach in the 1990s, serving on the Board of Directors. She has been on planning committees for major fundraisers including the Earl Cup, Caring for Kids Breakfast and Great Expectations Breakfast. This year she has returned to Interfaith’s Board of Directors.
Carol and her husband Rich have lived in Plymouth for 37 years. Their two children attended Wayzata schools, where Carol actively volunteered. They are now love-struck grandparents of three granddaughters.
Thank you, Carol. Your dedication is helping children reach their full potential.