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Woodbury, Connecticut

Charlie Rutledge Memorial Scholarship

Established November 14, 2013

By Kathrine Rutledge

This scholarship was established in memory of Woodbury resident Charlie Rutledge (1945-2010).

Charlie Rutledge was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from the University of Baltimore with a degree in criminology.  He subsequently began a 37 year career at IBM in Baltimore (and then in New York) where he worked on security systems and programs and later, on emergency preparedness.

In 1992, Charlie and his wife Kathrine moved to Woodbury following another employment reassignment at IBM.

With his great love for life ad a strong belief of giving back to the community, Charlie became an active community volunteer.  He was a member of the Woodbury Lion’s Club and also a co-chair for the Woodbury People of Faith.  He served as vice president of the Woodbury Community Services Council and became a communicant at St. Theresa’s Church.  He used his valuable work experiences as Woodbury’s Director of Emergency Planning and was largely responsible for instituting the “Code Red” emergency notification system that keeps residents abreast of emergency conditions in the town.

In addition to Charlie’s extensive interest and contributions to the community, he still had time to enjoy his avid interest in cars and wine.  He also loved photography.

This endowment was established by Kathrine Rutledge as part of her generous Go the Distance sponsorship arrangement with Woodbury Scholarship Fund Dollars for Scholars.

If you would like to learn more about Woodbury Scholarship Fund Dollars for Scholars®, contact us at or by mail at P.O. Box 716, Woodbury, CT  06798.