People who perform volunteer work in their communities are doing more than providing support where it is needed. They are demonstrating a commitment to helping others, and forging the kinds of connections that bring people together in ways that strengthen the places where they live, and the nation as a whole.
America has a long and proud tradition of volunteerism, and Caroline McCaul is a part of that tradition. She is a recent high school graduate from Austin, Texas, who has been accepted to the College of Communications at the University of Texas, where she plans on studying advertising. She has devoted many hours of her time to serving others.
She comes from a tradition of service to others. “It was a very important part of my parents life,” she recalls, “my dad serving in the Congress and my mother who serves on various Boards…my parents and my grandparents have taught me to faithfully serve others and that is one of my highest priorities.” Her father is Congressman Michael Thomas McCaul (R-TX) representing the 10th Congressional District of Texas. Her mother, Linda Lowry Mays McCaul, serves on the Board of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Institution, the Texas Public Policy Foundation, and others.
For her commitment to community service, Caroline McCaul received the President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Barack Obama, two years in a row. The award recognizes and honors those Americans who engage in volunteer service, and through their example inspire others. She is also a member of the National Charity League.