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Meet Carol Newlin

President & Founder

Born in Toronto, Canada, Carol Newlin joined the work force at the age of 15. Carol held various part-time jobs including working in a shoe shop, flower shop & as a waitress. Carol attended McGill University in Montreal where she received her MSc (Applied.) Carol spent 7 years as a preschool teacher for hearing impaired children, as well as working in commercial real estate before founding Original Works – an art fundraising company – in 1989.

An idea that was sparked by a colorful painting done by Carol & Ted’s daughter, has turned into a thriving art fundraising company that emphasizes the importance of building children’s self-esteem. To read Carol’s full story click here.


Where is one place you’d love to visit? Japan

What’s in your coffee? A little cream, or better yet a latte!

I never leave home without my … lipstick

Favorite Movie? The Mighty, adapted from the novel, Freak the Mighty, it explores a building of trust & friendship.

Use one word to describe yourself … Joyful

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