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Former Home Depot Foundation exec to give House Lecture

Kelly Caffarelli, former president of the Home Depot Foundation, will present “Long Pants or Short Skirts: Fitting In, Fighting Back or Finding Your Own Way” as the UGA School of Law’s 33rd Edith House lecturer April 2 at 1:30 p.m. in the school’s Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom. The lecture is open free to the public.

Caffarelli currently is the president of Caffarelli Consulting, which advises mission-focus organizations on making their programs more impactful by measuring the outcome of their work and providing insights on how to improve their work to accomplish more.

Prior to starting her own firm, Caffarelli served as president and was a member of the board of directors for the Home Depot Foundation from 2003 to 2014.

Caffarelli joined Home Depot as senior corporate counsel in 1999 after practicing with the law firms Jones Day and King & Spalding. She previously clerked for Chief Judge B. Avant Edenfield of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. She also served on numerous nonprofit boards, including Volunteers of America, the Woodruff Arts Center, The Galloway School and Zoo Atlanta.

The Edith House Lecture is sponsored by the Women Law Students Association in honor of one of the first female graduates of Georgia Law.