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CAROLYN J. DEAVER (1939–2017)

7 September 2017
U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

Carolyn J. Deaver (front row, center) shown in 1989 with fellow Commission members on the steps of the CFA’s former offices at 708 Jackson Place on Lafayette Square. Top, left to right: Roy M. Goodman, Diane Wolf, Frederick E. Hart, and Chairman J. Carter Brown. Bottom, left to right: Pascal Regan, Carolyn J. Deaver, and Neil H. Porterfield.

The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts is saddened to note the passing of former member Carolyn J. Deaver. An accomplished public relations and event planning consultant, she was also noted for her charitable and philanthropic work, serving on the board of the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation and leading Look Good Feel Better, a program dedicated to helping cancer patients cope with the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Deaver was born and educated in California, and moved to Washington in 1981, when her husband Michael K. Deaver was asked to serve as President Ronald Reagan’s Deputy Chief of Staff. She served on the Commission from 1985 to 1990. Read more about Carolyn Deaver.