Carol L. Lake '66
I can leave a lasting legacy by supporting lifelong interests of my own. By making outright and deferred gifts, I am able to provide for Juniata now and in the future.
-Carol L. Lake '66
Since graduating from Juniata in 1966, Carol L. Lake has had a successful career. She is currently CEO of Verifi Technologies, Inc. Carol has edited or written four medical textbooks of which Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia is now in its 4th edition. In addition to her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Carol has also earned her M.B.A. and Masters in Public Health from the University of California.
Carol believes her most important gift to Juniata has been her financial contributions because these contributions represent the chance to influence the lives of future students. "I can leave a lasting legacy by supporting lifelong interests of my own. Even though my career focus has been on the sciences, I have always participated in the arts and music. Therefore, not only have I financially supported the von Liebig Center for Science, but I have also contributed to the Halbritter Performing Arts Center. Giving back is important because education tends to be under funded and without funds many programs cannot be developed to benefit students."
"Juniata provided me with the academic and social environment conducive to developing the qualities desired in a future physician, such as social skills and the ability to 'think on your feet'. I sincerely believe a diverse educational background makes you a better physician. With respect to learning, I prefer discussing issues rather than memorizing facts."
In addition to the financial contributions mentioned above, Carol also provides financial support to the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and other funds. Carol has realized how important estate gifts are to the College's future and has named Juniata as the residual beneficiary under her revocable trust. "By making outright and deferred gifts, I am able to provide for Juniata now and in the future. Juniata provided me with a wonderful education and it is rewarding to give back not only financially but also of my time."
Carol is a member of Juniata's Board of Trustees where she acts as vice chair of the Committee on Education and Student Life, is a member of Juniata's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Board and was co-chair of the Campaign for Excellence in Science.
"When I am on Juniata's campus, I personally see my gifts at work and hear the positive results which are only possible because of the generosity of many alumni, friends and parents of Juniata. You can walk through the hallways and see projects students are working on and you instantly want to support such worthwhile causes. Students are our future discoveries."