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Caroline Holden Lewis

President, Utah Giving

“If your plan is for 1 year, plant rice. If your plan is for 10 years, plant trees. If your plan is for 100 years, educate children” – Confucius

Caroline serves as President of Utah Giving, where she oversees all the family’s philanthropic endeavors in the region. She is passionate about social justice and helping children reach their full potential and thrive. However, she is clear that her #1 role is mother to her two young daughters.

Motivated by personal experiences of seeing the first-hand toxicity of social media, knowing their young girls, ages 7 and 3, will grow up in this digital-focused world, Caroline and her husband Ed, made a transformative gift to Park City Education Foundation for a pilot program at Treasure Mountain Junior High School to create a Social and Emotional Learning program for Park City, Utah students.

Realizing that navigating life’s complexities and challenges is no small feat, the program seeks to find a way to help teenagers feel safe, engaged, connected and supported to pave the path for personal growth, and their overall well-being is healthier. According to Caroline, “School is not just numbers. Wellness learning is such an important skill set to have in life and in being part of a community.”

Raised in Connecticut, Caroline’s passion for outdoor sports, especially skiing, drew her to Utah. Her love for the outdoors informs her giving. She is deeply committed to supporting programs that get children active and outside to explore and develop a respect for nature. Caroline seeks to partner with strong leaders working to advance environmental justice and a healthier future for the planet and children.

Prior to her work with the Alnoba Lewis Family Foundation, Caroline worked with the design firm, Brian J. McCarthy, Inc in Manhattan, as well as alongside her mother at Holly Holden & Co. Ltd. She brings this expertise to advise the family’s real estate development firm, Kensington Investment Company, to ensure the overall design and furnishings of their residential and commercial properties are as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible.

Caroline lives in Park City with husband Ed and two daughters.