Longtime civic and community leader Carroll Carpenter was awarded the prestigious Josiah Marvel Cup Award by the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce at the organization’s annual dinner on January 9th at he Chamber’s 180th Annual Dinner.
“She put forth extraordinary effort to make a positive difference,” said Fred Sears, past presidents of the Delaware Community Foundation.
The Marvel Cup Award was established in 1951 in honor of the Chamber’s first president, Josiah Marvel, to recognize a Delawarean who has made outstanding contributions to the state. Carpenter’s career of service includes leadership roles as a volunteer, board member and strategist for organizations including the Christiana Care Board of Trustees, the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and the Good Samaritan Foundation.
This is someone whose work will continue to give for years to come,” said President and CEO of Christiana Health Care Systems Janice Nevin, MD. “Without her commitment to cancer, specifically to the Helen. F. Graham Cancer Center, this state would not be enjoying some of the great improvements we are seeing in cancer care,” she said.
One of her closest friends, Tina Hayward, also had kind remarks to share in honor of Carpenter. “She’s the kind of person that makes me and everyone around her want to be a better person,’ she said.