She is now the owner of Caroline Burke Designs & Associates, a boutique design company she founded in 2007.
Caroline and her husband, Ken Vils, have two children and one grandchild. They also care for their pooch, Cheddar.
What motivates your desire to give back?
There are so many worthwhile charities in the area that need money to fulfill their mission. I believe it’s important to focus and put energy into a great community-based organization like Providence Little Company of Mary.
Why are you supporting the medical center?
It’s essential to have high-quality care available close to home. Both my grandma and sister have been nurses, so it’s something I’ve always appreciated. PLCM is a strong hospital and we can help make it even better.
Why did you agree to join the foundation board?
I was looking for the right opportunity and the right board that would be deeply fulfilling. I was part of a women’s group of Manhattan Beach women entrepreneurs, and my friend (and former Foundation trustee) Shannon Ryan, encouraged me to join.