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Skandalaris Center Alum Awarded Honorary Degree

Sydney Everett (Staff)
May 8, 2019

At the 158th Washington University in St. Louis Commencement on May 17th Theresa A. Carrington will receive an honorary doctor of humanities. Theresa A. Carrington is the founder of the Blessing Basket Project, now known as Ten by Three. Through this project she discovered a formula that sustainably ends poverty and has positively impacted the lives of more than 8,000 people and 32,000 of their family members.

The Skandalaris Center is thrilled for Carrington, who has a strong history with the Center’s work. In 2004, with the support of a student team, Carrington competed in and won the bootstrap category of the Olin Cup, which at the time was program under the Skandalaris Center.  The Skandalaris Family Foundation, founded by Skandalaris Center namesake Bob Skandalaris, is credited as the founding sponsor of Ten by Three.

Since the success of Ten by Three, Carrington has maintained a valuable connection with the Skandalaris Center sharing her story and advice for Women’s Entrepreneurship Week celebrations, Simon Initiative events, and mentoring dozens of social entrepreneurs from the Center and the Brown School. She is also a regular guest lecturer at Washington University.

To read more about Theresa Carrington and the other honorees visit