Statement on the Passing of Vartan Gregorian, President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York

Monday, April 19, 2021

The Volcker Alliance mourns the passing of Vartan Gregorian, an extraordinary philanthropist, humanitarian, and scholar. We have long admired his many contributions to higher education and his unwavering commitment to strengthening democracy and advancing world peace. His dedication to public service was evident throughout his impressive career. As the leader of the New York Public Library, Brown University, and the Carnegie Corporation, Vartan served with a tireless commitment to the public good and an eye for helping the most disadvantaged. Our founder, Paul A. Volcker, held him in the highest regard and appreciated his generous, early support of the Volcker Alliance. We are grateful for his enduring legacy and extend our deepest sympathies to the Gregorian and Carnegie Corporation families.

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