The Carousel Center receives $10,000 MassMutual Foundation Grant


WILMINGTON, N.C. – Aug. 5, 2019 The Carousel Center, has received a $10,000 grant from the MassMutual Foundation as part of a national Community Service Award (CSA) program. The Carousel Center is one of 32 organizations nationally to receive an award. The MassMutual Foundation made the grant as a tribute to the volunteer efforts of Steve Krasnipol, president of Wealth Coach of North Carolina and an advisor with MassMutual Carolinas in Wilmington. 


“We are stronger when we come together as a community, and our Community Service Awards program recognizes a group of MassMutual financial professionals who embody this spirit, working with members of their respective neighborhoods, towns and cities, helping nonprofits with which they are involved grow and thrive,” said Dennis Duquette, Head of MassMutual Community Responsibility and President of the MassMutual Foundation. “We are proud of the time and energy Steve dedicates to better his community and delighted to support the great work MassMutual financial professionals do with organizations across the country.”


The Carousel Center’s mission is two-fold: to meet the physical, emotional and psychological needs of children who have suffered physical or sexual abuse; and to improve the community through child abuse education and prevention.

“I am very pleased that my dedication to The Carousel Center has been recognized by the MassMutual Foundation,” said Krasnipol, who has served on The Carousel Center board for two years. “This grant will provide much needed funding to continue supporting our community through the education and prevention of child abuse.”


About the MassMutual Foundation

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Chelsea Smith – MassMutual Carolinas – 704-557-9600

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 MassMututal Carolinas Team


Steve Krasnipol (president of Wealth Coach of North Carolina) presents representatives with The Carousel Center with a $10,000 check on behalf of the MassMutual Foundation as part of a national Community Service Award (CSA) program.