Role Model

Carol G. McCall

Education Committee Chair, Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans

Annually since 1986, YLC has selected a class of outstanding New Orleanians who serve as Role Models by actively contributing to the betterment of the Greater New Orleans region. These individuals are an inspiration to YLC’s young professional members and to the community at large.

Carol G. McCall is Chair of the Education Committee of Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans, where she has been an active leader and advocate for education reform in Louisiana.

Thanks to her extensive fundraising background, McCall helped secure funding for Summerbridge, now called Breakthrough New Orleans — a program to prepare high-potential middle school students with limited resources for educational experiences in high school and college. With Donald Harrison Jr., she founded and managed the New Jazz School, a summer music camp for middle and high school students, in partnership with Newman Foundation, Tipitina’s Foundation, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation.

For nearly thirty years, McCall served as Director of Advancement for Isidore Newman School, with the primary responsibility for fundraising and public relations.  During her tenure, the school experienced a nearly 200% increase in Annual Fund donations. She also led the school through major capital projects, including Cotonio Palaestra, Michael Lupin Field, renovation of Henson Auditorium and the Reynolds-Ryan Gallery, and renovation of the Doris Stone, David Oreck, and Percival Stern Buildings.

McCall currently serves on the OPSB Authorization and Accountability Task Force and is a member of the Board of the New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy. She is a former member of the RSD Citizens Advisory Committee for school site selection. A lecturer for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, McCall was selected as Outstanding Fundraising Professional in 2006. She has also been a conference speaker for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Independent School Association of the Southwest.

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Photo credit: Gigsy Photography