Carolyn Goodman ‘57

January 2018
The Brearley School provided an educational foundation that has served me beyond well throughout my entire life.  Initially, the education prepared me properly for matriculation through Bryn Mawr College and then graduate school.  
Thereafter and modeling after the Brearley program and curriculum, in 1984 I founded Nevada’s first and only pre-K through 12 not-for-profit, nonsectarian college preparatory school.  From 1984 to 2010, 100 percent of our graduates earned four-year college placements and did so at many of the nation’s very finest colleges and universities, allowing the school to gain a reputation as one of the top independent schools in the nation.  Simultaneously, I led a capital improvement program, first acquiring a donation of 40 acres for the campus and then raising the funds to develop (fully) the site, leaving the school entirely debt-free at my retirement in 2010.
I credit the Brearley’s education in large part for this success and also for preparing me for meaningful service to my community as I became mayor of the fabulous city of Las Vegas in 2011.  Thinking critically and creatively as I did at the Brearley has benefited me each day since.