Carol Newell "is the Principal of Renewal. Through this organization, she has established a life’s work as a social entrepreneur and philanthropist, placing over $60 million in organizations and businesses working toward sustainability in BC.
"Carol is also the co-creator of Play BIG, an initiative to encourage others with wealth to activate their resources for social change.
"Ms. Newell is an active member of Hollyhock Centre, the Threshold Foundation, Canadian Women's Foundation, Women Donors Network, Investors' Circle, Social Venture Network, and the Wealth & Giving Forum. In 2007, she was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada. In 2008 she was honoured by her Alma Mater, St Lawrence University with a Doctor of Humane Letters."