“To whom much is given, much will be expected.” (Luke 12:48)

This powerful verse is inscribed above the fireplace in Scully Dining Hall and carries significant meaning for Trinity-Pawling students and alumni alike. Last December, it was Nick Caruso ’24 who personified this verse and reminded the School community why it is so important to give back.

At the conclusion of Wintersession 2021, a cake auction was held on campus to raise money for brain cancer research. “I immediately thought of my Trinity-Pawling brother, Matt Dooley, who was battling brain cancer at the time and sadly passed away at the beginning of this year,” Caruso shared. “I knew there were also lots of kids having to spend Christmas in the hospital instead of in the comfort of their own homes.” Inspired to give back and make a difference for those affected by brain cancer, Caruso was the highest bidder at the cake auction and made a generous donation to the cause. His act of compassion and generosity stemmed from a place of gratitude.

“I am extremely blessed to have the privilege to attend Trinity-Pawling. A lot of people don’t have the opportunity to attend a private institution and I believe it’s important to acknowledge this and give back to the community in any way we can,” he shared. “God has been very good to me and I’m very thankful for my many blessings.”

Caruso enjoys the subject of history and plays baseball, snowboards, and is a skilled mountain biker for the Pride. He is also a guitarist in the Trinity-Pawling Jazz Band and serves as an acolyte in All Saints’ Chapel.

We extend a heartfelt thank you to Nick for his kindness, commitment, and for continuing to set a positive example of giving back in the Trinity-Pawling community and beyond.

by Emma Christiantelli