A commitment to AFSC’s mission
In 1942, Carol Richie accepted a position in AFSC, where she helped develop projects for conscientious objectors to World War II participating in Civilian Public Service. It was during a visit to one of those project sites in Trenton, North Dakota, that she met her future husband, Russell Tuttle.
Their lives would continue to be intertwined with the work of the Service Committee.
In 1960, Carol and Russell moved their young family into the house where Carol was born in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania. Both were members of the Religious Society of Friends—Carol was a birthright Quaker, while Russell joined in the early 1950s—and both eventually worked for AFSC's human resources department.
When they retired, they took with them their deep sense of commitment to AFSC's work. The Tuttles became loyal donors who also left AFSC a bequest in their will when they died in 2013 within weeks of each other.
Richard Tuttle, one of the couple's four children, says, "Working at AFSC was satisfying for them, they believed in the mission, and they wanted to help it continue.