Cary Reed

Term Trustee

Photo portrait of Carolyn Reed

Cary Reed was born in Pittsburgh, raised in O’Hara Township and has lived in Squirrel Hill since 1979 with her husband Richard where they raised their children: Bennett, Charlotte
(Carly) and Malcolm (Mac). Now adults, all three children live in the East End of Pittsburgh. While raising her family, Cary was active in their school communities at Shady Side and Ellis.
She began more community wide involvement as time permitted. During this time, working from home, she ran the office and acted as the representative for a guide in East Africa, Bill
Winter. From 1998 – 2007, Cary was a board member, Secretary and finally President of The Pittsburgh Golf Club. She has been a board member of the Iron City Fishing Club in Ontario, Canada various times in the past and served as that Club’s President from 2010 – 2012. She joined The Frick Art and Historical Society Board of Trustees in 2009, chaired community fundraising for
their $15,000,000 capital campaign, served as Chair of both the External Affairs Committee and Committee on Trustees and was Chair of the Board from 2013 – 2016. She now serves as
an Emeritus Member of the Board. Cary has been a member of the Garden Club of Allegheny County since 2001 where she has been a board member and Chair of both the Program and Grants Committees. Cary joined the Carnegie Library Board in 2017 and served until May, 2023, where she was member of the Development Committee and served as Chair of the Committee on Trusteeship. She is delighted to be rejoining the CLP Board. With a lifelong passion for reading, Cary has been a tutor both informally, and then as a volunteer with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (now Literary Pittsburgh) which she joined in 2008 as a volunteer tutor and served until 2020. As a child she visited both the Main Branch of the CLP on a weekly basis with her mother. Her grown children and grandchildren are all active users of the Carnegie libraries.


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