Meet Carol Gorsuch

Carol Gorsuch’s history with Marian House goes back to when renovations began on Independence Place in 2017. As a Preconstruction Engineer at the local general contracting firm, Urban Built, Carol and her dedicated team took on the monumental job of helping renovate the Mercy and Notre Dame Residences of Independence Place, which now provide transitional supportive housing for women and families. Carol’s involvement did not stop there—through a Marian House Instagram story, she learned that volunteers could adopt a woman, or multiple women, and provide gifts for the holiday season. For Carol, her husband, Tim, and their family, Christmas is a time to give back in memory of their son, Tim Jr., who passed away at 23 while he was serving in the Navy. With a very open heart, Carol asks, “How do you take somebody passing and turn that into keeping their light shining?”

Timmy’s brightness shines on as Carol and Tim connect with each woman through their wish lists, every request
deepening their understanding of specific interests the women have. From baking sheets to Harry Potter Xbox
games, Carol and Tim make it their mission to check off every single item. In 2023, they adopted 18 women. We
thank them immensely for their dedication, and for recognizing and empowering each woman at Marian House.
Carol believes in the power of assisting people of all ages and backgrounds. She expresses, “If you’re only going
to support one type of organization, you’re missing an opportunity to meet some really neat people.”

To volunteer alongside Carol and her family, please visit our website at: marianhouse.org/how-you-can-