||Joe and Mary Carlucci, P’10,’09
Parents’ Fund Committee Chairs 2009-10; President’s Circle members
Hometown: Rockport, Mass.
Profession(s): CEO and Co-founder, American Renal Associates (Joe); Fundraising (Mary)
After a campus visit, Patrick Carlucci ’09 was sure Fairfield was the place he wanted to go to college. A year later, his brother Nicholas ’10 followed. “We think it was a combination of the quality of the kids they met, the welcoming atmosphere, the ‘perfect size’ campus—including the town and the beach. For us, it was all about the Jesuit education and the University’s quality and reputation,” say their parents, Joe and Mary Carlucci.
As their sons moved through their college experiences, the Carluccis were impressed with how each of them developed in the areas of social justice, respect for others, tolerance, and spiritual evolution. Patrick graduated with a degree in marketing, and Nicholas earned his degree in English. “Simply put, Fairfield has helped them both to be better, more respectful people,” says Joe. “Their degrees from Fairfield helped them get jobs, I am sure, but most important is that they understand how to be good and productive people in this ever difficult world we live in.”
“Mary and I are most fortunate. We firmly believe that it is an obligation to give as much as we can to help others that might not be as fortunate. It is our honor to do so. It is an obligation, not just a whimsical decision. Without question, what we have received in return far outweighs what we give. I say this in the most sincere way that I can. We are the beneficiaries, not the givers.”