Peter ’93 and Mandy Ball Caruso ’97

Peter '93 and Mandy Ball Caruso '97
Peter and Mandy Ball Caruso identify Colby as the professional and social foundation of their lives. When they meet other Colby alums, as they frequently do, they’re reminded of the benefits of the small college environment. They usually discover a common acquaintance or two as well as a common love for their alma mater. “The loyalty that Colby alumni have to each other and the school opens doors professionally and socially,” said Mandy. She and Peter consider the educational foundation and lifelong friendships they established while at Colby to be invaluable, and they can’t think of a nonprofit organization they want to support more.

As students, both Carusos strove to get all they could out of Colby—from COOT trips to exploring new subjects during Jan Plan to studying abroad. Helping preserve and expand upon Colby’s offerings through the Colby Fund is important to them. “We know that our gift, together with those of the others in our classes, will only better the school and the experience of each and every student,” said Peter. “The better the resources, the more students can explore their individual academic dreams and aspirations.” By giving to Colby, they hope to ensure that future students will be as proud as the Carusos are of their Colby degrees.

Mandy earned an M.B.A. from Simmons Graduate School of Management and works for State Street Global Advisors as an endowment and foundation specialist, matching investment products and solutions with institutional not-for-profit clients. Peter earned a J.D. from Suffolk University and is a managing partner of the law firm Caruso & Caruso, LLP, which represents media outlets in First Amendment, libel, and corporate issues. He also teaches and lectures on subjects such as art law and copyright throughout New England, and he authored Massachusetts legislation expanding protection for consigned artwork.

The Carusos and their daughters, Saylor Colby and Saydie, live in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
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