Women’s Hall of Fame

Carolyn Livengood

Carolyn Livengood’s 41 years of community service includes 19 years of newswriting. Since 1997, she has written two weekly columns for the San Mateo County Times, giving special attention to a few of her concerns:: youth, non-profits, police, firefighters and Skyline College. She is a graduate of Sequoia High School; a 23-year U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarist, and past Flotilla Commander; an over 25-year San Bruno Crime Prevention Committee member; and was recently appointed to San Bruno’s new Culture & Arts Commission. A single parent of two, Carolyn earned a two-year degree after 16 years of night school attending five different colleges. She helped pass two bond issues to build Skyline College, was in its first graduating class in 1971, and is on the President’s Council. In 2001, she helped create a Teen Boutique at Peninsula High School to provide clothing for low-income San Mateo County high school students, and baby clothes and equipment for teen mothers. She solicits donations for the Boutique, Jobs for Youth, and other worthy causes. Carolyn has inspired activities to improve and beautify her city. To date, she has donated 116 pints of blood. For her generosity and countless volunteer hours, she received the Soroptimist International of Millbrae/San Bruno “Woman of Distinction” award, and the San Bruno City Council proclaimed May 2, 2002 “Carolyn Livengood Day.” She is in historian Darold Frederick’s book, “San Bruno People and Places.”
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