Elizabeth F. Rohatyn, Supporter of Education and the Arts, Dies at 86


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Elizabeth F. Rohatyn, who was a former chairwoman of the New York Public Library, at the main branch in 1995.

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Elizabeth F. Rohatyn, a major supporter of numerous arts and educational organizations, including the New York Public Library, died on Sunday at her home in Manhattan. She was 86.

Her death was confirmed by Heather Kelly, her nurse.

Ms. Rohatyn, the wife of the financier Felix G. Rohatyn, was a former chairwoman of the library, a board member of Lincoln Center, a former president of the Lenox Hill Neighborhood Association and the founder of Teaching Matters Inc., a nonprofit to help teachers use technology in the classroom. She also worked with New Visions for Public Schools and WNET/Channel 13.

She and Mr. Rohatyn sponsored an I…



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