During 30 years in the United States Navy, where he helped build six different classes of ships, Rear Admiral (Ret.) Joseph Carnevale '71 focused on creating a legacy through service and preparing for the future. These same priorities are evident in his dedication to UMass Amherst.
After many years of generous support of the College of Engineering, Joe and his wife, Mary, examined their philanthropic goals. In 2007, they created an endowment to support a student from Joe's hometown of Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Expanding on their commitment during the UMass Rising campaign, the couple added a bequest to their estate plan that will increase their endowment.
"As a member of the campaign committee for the D.C. region, I believe this is an important vehicle for alumni to consider as we approach the campaign funding goals," says Joe. "Such commitments signal a tremendous vote of confidence and will have a significant impact on support for our students, faculty and programs many years down the road."
Now a senior defense advisor with Adams and Reese LLP and Shipbuilders Council of America in Washington, D.C., Joe enjoys traveling with his family. Each fall, Joe, Mary and his sister, Linda Carnevale '68, come to Amherst to meet the Carnevale scholarship recipient and tour the ever-changing campus. Joe also spends time with student members of the American Society of Military Engineers, sharing his experience, advice for the future and leading by example.
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