Meet our Members


 Carolyn R. Ferree, MD

1. Who are/were your role models for "giving back" to your community and how did they influence you?
There were many starting with church groups who did fundraisers to raise scholarships for "poor" kids who wanted to go further with education. Then at college, we had a remarkable financial officer who scoured the landscape for scholarship monies to get me through without debt --a big influence in my giving back to this day. My mother was also a very giving person, mainly of her time for others.

2. What issues impacting women & girls are you most passionate about? Do you have any personal connection to any of these issues?
I am passionate about ensuring that women who have the ability and the desire be given all the help necessary to make sure they are educated to be an independent. Also quite passionate about domestic violence and the impact it has on women and families.

3. What would you tell other women and girls about The Women's Fund to encourage them to get involved?
It will make a difference in many lives, including their own!

4. Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I have been a radiation oncologist at WFUBMC since 1971 (on faculty since 1974) and semi-retired in 2007. I am still working a lot, filling in for others. I am very involved in Cancer Services, Inc. which directly helps patients with cancer, and also Hospice. I was involved in the initial planning for Hospice services in the 70s. I am still very active in the NC Medical Society. I was president of the Society in 1997, and am now very involved with access to care issues. I am married to a wonderful, generous, and supportive man. We have 4 stepchildren, all married and 7 grandchildren. I raised 2 other children, one in Tampa and one in Charlotte, all of whom are great individuals! I have been a very lucky woman!  

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