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Retiree Giving Becomes a Force of Philanthropy

When Carol Nash retired four years ago from Dimensions Healthcare System in Maryland after a long career in nursing, she had no inkling that she would soon be working harder than she ever did before.

But Ms. Nash, 70, is fine with that. “I burn with a passion for what I am doing,” she said. “If I can make the difference in the life of one child, then I believe I have fulfilled a purpose here.”

In 2012, Ms. Nash founded a small nonprofit, Bernadette’s House, based in Laurel, Md. The organization provides early intervention and prevention services through an after-school mentoring program for girls 10 to 17 at risk of teenage pregnancy, drug addiction or failing in school.

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