1877 Society: Another Way of Giving For Today,
For Tomorrow, For
Captain Carl Hoyer of East Greenwich has served our country,
state and St. Mary’s Home for Children as a dedicated volunteer.
Hoyer served during the Korean War, ultimately retiring as a
Captain from the US Navy Reserves. In his hometown of East
Greenwich, he served on the School Committee and Town Council
for many years.
Captain Hoyer continues to volunteer around town as a member of
the Planning Committee of the East Greenwich Fire District and,
as a board member of the East Greenwich Animal Protection League
and the East Greenwich Education Association. He is also the
treasurer of the Narragansett Chapter of the Military Officers’
Association of America.
Born of immigrant parents who impressed upon him that the United
States is the greatest country in the world, Captain Hoyer
believes if you work hard enough you can accomplish anything.
After his father passed away, Hoyer joined the Naval Reserves at
the age of 17 to help pay for college. Upon graduating from
Boston University he was commissioned by the United States Naval
Reserve and was mobilized during the Korean War.
the father of four with grandchildren and a great grandchild,
the needs of children in our state are an important issue to
Hoyer. He understands that today’s children are the future of
the world. As a former Board member of St. Mary’s Home for
Children he has always generously supported the agency by
contributing to both current and future needs. Captain Hoyer
believes that everyone can help support St. Mary’s in their own
way and make a major difference in a young person’s life. St.
Mary’s is indeed, fortunate to have Captain Hoyer’s continued
do I join?
can become a member of the 1877 Society in several ways:
Include St. Mary’s in your will and leave a legacy of
caring for children.
Make St. Mary’s the beneficiary of your retirement plan.
Designate St. Mary’s as a beneficiary of your life
Through Living Trusts, Charitable Gift Annuities or
gifts of real estate or closely held stock.
Bestow a lifetime aggregate gift of $5,000 of more.