02 Louis J. Carr '61
02 - Louis J. Carr '61
Title: 2002 Recipient

The Blue and Gray Club established the "Acta Non Verba Award" to biannually honor an individual who has gone far beyond expectations in his or her support of Kings Point Athletics.  The highest honor presented by the Department of Athletics, this award signifies a member of the Kings Point family who has led by "actions, not words."  The fifth recipient of this prestigious award is Louis Carr, a member of the Academy’s graduating class of 1961.

Lee Carr began his association with Kings Point and the Department of Athletics when he entered Vickery Gate as a plebe candidate. While at the Academy, he was a four-year letter winner on the men's basketball team, serving as a co­ captain during his final season on the hardwood.  Mr. Carr remains among the men’s basketball season scoring leaders, having notched the most points on the team during the 1959-60 campaign.

Following his graduation, Mr. Carr spent 35 successful years in the financial industry becoming a Managing Director and Partner for Morgan Stanley before retiring in June of 2000. One of his greatest thrills came at the time of his retirement when he had the privilege of ringing the bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

Throughout his life, Mr.  Carr has become a major contributor to the USMMA Foundation, living the motto of "Acta Non Verba."  He began his financial support of the Academy with the Class of 1961 Gift to the Land Hall Renovation.  Most recently, he has contributed a substantial amount for major athletic programs including the installation of Tomb Field's artificial grass surface in 2000 and the new lobby entrance renovation in O'Hara Hall in 2001. Additionally, for the last 10 years, Mr. Carr has been a National Sponsor for the Blue & Gray Golf Classics. Mr. Carr currently serves on the Superintendent's Board of Trustees and is actively involved with guiding the future Midshipmen of Kings Point to the heights that he has attained.  In recognition of  his generosity  to the Academy  family  and  of  his ascendance  within  the  financial  industry, additional accolades were given to Mr. Carr in 1996 when he received the Alumni Association 's Outstanding Professional Achievement  Award  and  in  2001 when he was presented the Distinguished Service Award.

Since his retirement in 2000, Mr. Carr spends his time with wife, Barbara, and children, Tamara and David, and regularly plays golf and swims.  He has also never changed in his philanthropic ways. Mr. Carr currently oversees the Caddy Scholarship Fund at Spring Lake Golf Club, which awards college financial aid to approximately 25 of the Club’s caddies on a yearly basis. He also engages in financial support of the Riverview Medical Center, the YMCA, and the local Boys Club.

Lee Carr has been an integral part in the support of the Blue & Gray Club and varsity athletics at the Academy.  A strong advocate of all that Kings Point stands for and the Midshipmen them­ selves, there is no doubt that Lee Carr is most deserving of this award, having each and every day exhibited the creed of "Acta Non Verba."