Our Story

No woman who ever graced this planet cared more about those that she loved and called a friend than Carolyn. She was the lifelong love of her husband, Rich, with whom she shared 44 years of friendship, love and devotion. The highlight of their life together was the gift of an adored daughter, Christin, who in so many ways is her mother’s daughter.

“Finish what you start…” was one of the core beliefs of Carolyn C. Mattingly.

Kind and gentle, caring and warm, Carolyn was beautiful on the outside and deep within her soul. In all she did, she was determined to make a difference and was widely respected for her genuine interest in, and concern for, others. A word many have used to describe her was “authentic.”

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Our Mission

The mission of The Luv u Project is to turn an unacceptable tragedy into a quantifiable agenda and responsible actions that advance the understanding of, and treatments for, mental health issues.

Carolyn Mattingly understood what it meant to love.

Often signing notes with “Luv u,” she brought a special grace to even the simplest exchange. Carolyn’s warm heart and genuine concern for making a difference was also demonstrated every day – through her countless commitments to family, causes, and community leadership…

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