Women’s History Month Spotlight | Sister Carol Barnes

March is Women’s History Month, and here at the Foundling we would like to take this opportunity to honor respected women that are dear to our organization. These women receive a spotlight and tribute this month because of their ongoing dedication towards children and families in need. Their contribution to our community is endless, and at the Foundling, we appreciate all that they have accomplished on behalf of our mission.


Sister Carol Barnes is a woman with decades of experience helping others. As the former president of The Sisters of Charity, Sister Carol is a highly capable leader, and the holder of two masters degrees. Sister Carol sits as a board member not only at the NY Foundling, but for numerous institutions; including serving on hospital boards, nursing homes and colleges. With a background in education, Sister Carol’s academic teachings include math and math education, with a secondary master’s degree in pastoral counseling. She has taught at the elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels.


As a Foundling board member, Sister Carol ensures that the heart of the sisters’ mission is kept in place as we adapt to modern needs. Her particular interest as a board member is in the oversight of quality and mission integration.This Woman’s History month, we’d like to thank Sister Carol for making the world, and our institution, a better place.


“Sr. Fitzgibbon courageously opened The Foundling is 1869 to rescue abandoned babies, the need of her time; board membership affords me the opportunity to provide careful oversight as we adapt to modern needs.”



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