New Canaan Volunteers Support Carver's CASPER Students

 Katherine Somerby

Katherine Somerby

Katherine Somerby recently graduated from The Taft School and is on her way to a volunteer commitment in Costa Rica before heading to college in Scotland. Katherine's aunt, Elizabeth Somerby, also a New Canaan resident, has been a Carver volunteer for more than two years. They are with our K-5 CASPER students in these photos. Carver greatly depends on its more than 500 volunteers a year. New Canaan volunteers and donors abound, from all ages and from many different points of origin.

 Elizabeth Somerby

Elizabeth Somerby

Examples include St. Luke’s School students organizing annual events for Carver kids such as the annual Christmas celebration including games, face painting, Santa and gifts for Norwalk youth; and individual volunteers from New Canaan serving Carver in many capacities, from serving on the Board of Directors to volunteering as tutors, participating on various committees and/or one-time initiatives. New Canaan youth have been participants in the Carver Basketball League and our AAU League. Teams from both leagues have gone on to win county and state titles through the years. Perhaps Carver’s most prominent volunteer is Richard Whitcomb, the former long-time headmaster of St. Luke’s School, who has made Carver his priority commitment in retirement and serves on the Carver Board of Directors.