Clare Gregorian: 1937–2018

Carnegie Corporation of New York, its board of trustees and staff, mourn the death of Clare Russell Gregorian, a lifelong advocate and leader in education, literacy, and women's issues, and the wife of Corporation president Vartan Gregorian. She died on April 28, at home in New York City, surrounded by family, following a lengthy struggle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Clare was 80 years old.

Clare Gregorian
Clare Gregorian, a graduate of Stanford University, received an honorary degree from Brown University in 1997. (Photo: Gregorian Family)

Clare was known for her wit, intellect, utter devotion to her family, and complete dedication to the institutions that she served alongside Vartan, including our philanthropic foundation. Clare shared the workload of her husband’s senior appointments at three other distinguished institutions: University of Pennsylvania, The New York Public Library, and Brown University. The most significant part of her civic life was Clare’s participation in high-level volunteer and leadership efforts. Learn more in an announcement carried by The New York Times.

Read obituaries and remembrances published by the Providence Journal, the New York Daily News and Rhode Island Public Radio.