Caroline Boyce

Chair, Board of Directors


Caroline Boyce

Caroline Boyce was elected Chair of the Board of Directors of 10,000 Friends in July, 2016, succeeding Larry Segal who ably led the Board for three critical years.


Having helped found 10,000 Friends with Joanne Denworth in 1998, Caroline has a long history with the organization, serving as a founding Board member and later as the Harrisburg Director (2000-2002).  In that capacity, she was instrumental in negotiating the passage of landmark state land use legislation in 2000. She later played a lead role in the passage of the Traditional Neighborhood Development Act, the Transit Revitalization Improvement District (TRID) legislation, and the Downtown Location Law.  Since leaving a staff role with the organization, Ms. Boyce has been a long-time member of the Board, serving as Vice Chair and Co-Chair of the Policy Council.


A nationally recognized strategic thinker leveraging more than 20 years of accomplishment and consistency in nonprofit management, she has demonstrated ability at revitalizing and driving the growth of organizations by developing cost effective solutions. Caroline excels in the design of communications initiatives and special events that increase profile, membership and maximize revenue. A registered lobbyist for 20 years, she has developed nationally recognized advocacy initiatives.


Caroline has worked with nonprofits in many capacities.  She has served as the chief executive of nonprofits at the local and state levels, including the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia – a 501c (3); the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Institute of Architect – a 501c (6); and 10,000 Friends Advocates – a 501c (4). In 2016, Caroline founded Inter-Mission, a new business venture to help nonprofit organizations achieve smoother transitions. 


In addition to her service on the Board of 10,000 Friends, Caroline is also a member of the Board of Advisors of both the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Preservation Pennsylvania. She is a recipient of Preservation Pennsylvania’s F. Otto Haas Award for lifetime achievement. Recognized as a Certified Association Executive by the American Society of Association Executives, Caroline also has an MA from Cornell University and a BA from Connecticut College.