Carol Odess: Campus donor fishes, sweeps, believes
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Carol Odess embraces Alaska Arts Southeast Executive Director Roger Schmidt in 2012 on the Sheldon Jackson campus. Odess donated $500,000 to restore Allen Memorial Hall. (KCAW photo/Ed Ronco)
Carol Odess, of Alabama, gave a major gift last year to help restore Allen Hall on the Sitka Fine Arts Campus. This year she’s back to teach fly fishing to breast cancer survivors, sweep the floors, and bring renewed energy to campus fund raising. She and SFAC development staffer Anne O’Brien discuss this summer’s $100,000 challenge.
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