Trish Carlucci Receives 2015 Alexis de Tocqueville Humanitarian Award
United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County is pleased to announce Trish Carlucci as the recipient of the 2015 Alexis de Tocqueville Humanitarian Award. The award was established in 2000 to acknowledge an individual or couple’s outstanding volunteer service to the community.
Trish was recognized at the United Way’s annual Humanitarian Award reception sponsored by Dickinson College and Martson Law Offices. Approximately 120 people gathered to honor Trish’s philanthropic contributions to the greater Carlisle area.
Trish Carlucci and her husband, Peter, settled in Carlisle in 1973. They raised their three children here and have been active in the community for over four decades. Trish’s early involvement with volunteering in Carlisle was as a participant on the League of Women Voters study group on the local health system. She first became involved with United Way in the early 1980’s and co-chaired the 1998 annual campaign with Hubert Gilroy.
Although healthcare has been a thread woven through Trish’s life – including 15 years as a school nurse serving three Carlisle elementary schools – she has also given her time for a variety of other boards and organizations, including United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County, the Carlisle Family YMCA, Sarah Todd Memorial Home, The Stevens Center, Leadership Carlisle, Carlisle Hospital and Health Services, Carlisle Area Health & Wellness Foundation (now Partnership for Better Health), Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry Counties, PA Student Assistance Program Interagency Committee, St. John’s Episcopal Church, and Craighead House Committee.
She has led or participated in an untold number of fundraising events and many fundraising campaigns for local charities, including the Carlisle Family YMCA (three capital campaigns), Habitat for Humanity, Safe Harbour, and Build a Better Bosler. In 2001, Trish and June Shomaker combined their expertise and experience to write Getting to Goal: A Manual for Quarterbacking the Capital Campaign for Nonprofit Organizations.
Trish has received other recognitions for her contributions, including the YMCA Adult Service Award, the Doris Condit Award for service to the YMCA, Carlisle Area Finest Volunteer Award from The Sentinel and the United Way’s Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award. She also was the 2002 recipient of the Molly Pitcher Award.