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BIOGRAPHY | Twenty-eight years ago, Carol and Jim Trawick started Trawick and Associates, an information technology company that provided IT support services to over 60,000 end users in the federal government. The Trawicks sold the company in November, 2006, and established the Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to assist local health and human service and arts non-profit organizations to reach more people in need and to encourage and sustain creative activities. The Foundation has awarded grants to over 90 Montgomery County, MD, non-profits. Carol has served the community in which her family, her former business, and now the Foundation have resided for many years. She served as Board Chair of numerous organizations such as the Strathmore Music Center, the B-CC Chamber of Commerce, the B-CC Rotary Club, the Glen Echo Park Foundation, the Bethesda Urban Partnership, and the Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District. Carol was named the Leadership Montgomery 2004 Leader of the Year, the Gazette 2006 Business Leader of the Year, Interfaith Works 2009 Humanitarian of the Year, a 2010 Washingtonian of the Year, and Montgomery County Philanthropist of the Year 2010. In 2012, Carol was elected to the Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame.

A former teacher and high school assistant principal, Carol is especially supportive of programs that benefit youth. The Trawick Foundation focuses on innovative grant making strategies with its annual TeamUp Award requiring nonprofits to collaborate on programs for middle school age youth. Another focus is Youth in Transition which addresses the needs of youth aging out of the foster care, social service, juvenile justice as well as disabilities programs. Also, Carol initiated and funds awards for the MD, VA and DC area: The Trawick Prize for Contemporary Art and the Painting Awards.

"Art is Power. It can change lives. My personal goal is to help bring access to art in all its forms to children. My Team Up 2012 Awardee, “Artability,” is a collaboration of 4 non-profits to bring the arts to autistic children in the DC metro area." - Carol Trawick

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