LITTLETON -- Indian Hill Music, the nonprofit regional center for music education and performance, has announced the election of Carole Prest of Groton to its roster of Board Members for a three-year term.

Prest provides strategy consulting services to nonprofit organizations, with a particular focus on those serving underprivileged youth. She served as chief strategy officer for BELL for seven years and also led grantmaking programs as executive director of the Commonweal Foundation and President and chairman of the board of the Manor Care Foundation.

Prior to shifting her focus to nonprofit work, Prest held corporate roles including senior vice president of Manor Care Health Services and vice president and general manager of GenRad.

She holds an MBA from Harvard University and a BA in physics from Mount Holyoke College. In addition to her affiliation with Indian Hill, Carole serves as vice chair of the board of the Children's Advocacy Center in Boston and has previously been a director on six other corporate and nonprofit boards.

Married for more than 30 years with two adult children, she lives with her husband, Art, in Groton, and studies jazz piano at Indian Hill Music School with Pamela Hines.

"When Art and I returned to Groton after living in Washington, D.C. for 16 years, we were thrilled to find Indian Hill Music," she says. "As lifelong music lovers, we were amazed at the number of programs that IHM offers to bring the transformative power of music to our community.


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Whether it is the talent and excellence of the orchestra, the passion and dedication of the faculty at the music school, outreach programs to bring music lessons to children in Ayer and Shirley, scholarship programs for students as well as initiatives aimed at serving the seniors in our area -- all these elements make Indian Hill Music truly unique. It is a privilege to serve on the Board."