A long time backer for the community, business professional Dwain Carryl supports many charitable projects, both in the cities and at his alma maters. Of particular note, Mr. Carryl serves on the Board of Trustees for the Odyssey House, a comprehensive treatment center in New York City. The Odyssey House provides innovative programs that treat individuals who suffer from mental illness, substance abuse, and other medical problems. Through Dwain Carryl's assistance, Odyssey House also offers treatment that results in personal rehabilitation and renewal, as well as family restoration. For nearly 45 years, Odyssey House has offered a holistic approach to substance abuse treatment, especially one that can help patients in the long run, and Mr. Carryl’s support aids in continuing its service to the community.
Alongside Odyssey House, Dwain Carryl serves as Board Member and Treasurer of the DeShaun Hill & Harvard Stevens Memorial Scholarship. The creation of the African-American community in Harvard University's Class of 1999, also known as the "nine-nine," the scholarship takes its name from two Harvard students and close friends of Mr. Carryl who died tragically in a car crash in 1997, long before their graduation. Through the support of Dwain Carryl and the "nine-nine," the DeShaun Hill & Harvard Stevens Memorial Scholarship offers African-American Harvard students additional financial support for books, photocopies, and other college necessities.