A USC alumna and native of Los Angeles who is now based in Austin, TX, Carol Quimby-Bonan brings a breadth of experience in public relations, marketing, fundraising, and commitment to the Concussion Legacy Foundation’s Board of Directors. Prior to taking time away from business to raise her two daughters, Carol worked with several prominent companies and corporations, including multi-award winning production company of children’s books & videos Rabbit Ears Productions, where she established and managed their direct marketing & fulfillment division, Norwalk, CT; Turner Broadcasting as PR manager, Southern Europe, Entertainment division, London, UK; and London-based international law firm Simon Olswang & Co. as Director of Communications.
In recent years, Carol has been committed to and has focused on several philanthropic and charitable endeavors in the communities in which she has lived in New York City, Connecticut, and California, including The Blanton-Peale Institute (NYC); The Bruce Museum (Greenwich, CT); Convent of the Sacred Heart (Greenwich, CT); Norwalk Community College (Norwalk, CT); Santa Catalina School (Monterey, CA); University of Southern California (The Frederick & Dorothy Quimby Memorial Scholarship Fund); Marymount High School, L.A. (The Dorothy & Frederick Quimby Endowed Scholarship); The SPCA of Monterey County, CA; The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County, CA; and most recently, Goals for Life (Norwalk, CA), a program established by former San Diego Charger Reggie Berry, that works with high-risk youth in mostly LA-area schools with the emphasis of helping these children stay in school, off the streets, and out of jail. She also volunteered her expertise with the NFLPA in exploring the establishment of educational and player welfare programs for their members.
Carol became involved in advancing the efforts of the CLF after realizing that, as a parent, she did not feel adequately informed on concussions, especially as to how they affect children, following the last of three documented concussions that her 17 year old student-athlete daughter Bliss sustained. It is Carol’s motivation that she does whatever she can to aid CLF efforts to spread awareness within communities, to establish and maintain concussion education programs around the country, and to raise funds to support BU CTE research, thereby helping to ensure future generations of athletes grow up to experience full, long and healthy lives.