Carver Legacy Society
The Carver Legacy Society is comprised of donors who make thoughtful planning in their current and future support of the Carver Foundation of Norwalk. By committing to the future viability of Carver's mission, the Legacy Society ensures our ability to continue to Build Lifetime Achievers!
As with any financial planning consideration, you should always check with a qualified advisor or estate attorney before making any changes to your current plans.
Charlotte Naomi Horblit's Legacy
The late Charlotte Naomi Horblit, of Chestnut Hill, MA, is an example of a planned gift that will benefit Carver for many years to come. Mrs. Horblit bequeathed to the Carver Foundation of Norwalk $472,000 for the purpose of establishing a new technology center on the second floor of the George Washington Carver Community Center.
Born in Newton, MA in 1923, Mrs. Horblit, affectionately known as “Mighty Mouse”, always looked out for the underdogs of life. Married to Stephen Horblit for 60+ years, Ms. Horblit had previously served her country as a Wave in the US Navy during WWII. She graduated with a master's of education from Boston University. Ms. Horblit worked as a psychologist and volunteered countless hours working with disabled vets. Mrs. Horblit loved animals and was especially an avid dog lover. Though she never had children of her own, she was passionate about supporting educational programs to benefit children. Mrs. Horblit battled terminal cancer for two years and passed away at age 91.
Mrs. Horblit’s nephew, Mark D. Feinberg, was given the privilege of naming Carver as one of seven charitable beneficiaries of Mrs. Horblit’s estate. Mark is a Wealth Management Advisor, VP, for Global Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch, Wellesley Hills, MA. Mark’s history with Carver began 30 years ago when Richard Fuller, Sr. was both his science teacher and football coach at Brien McMahon High School. Mr. Fuller also recruited Mark to serve as a Carver summer camp counselor where Mark taught Carver summer campers natural science. Mark spent only one year at St. Luke’s School, but that was the start of an enduring relationship with St. Luke’s Schools Headmaster Emeritus, Dick Whitcomb, a Carver board member and longtime Carver advocate and donor.