Deaths Elsewhere

Deaths Elsewhere

March 09, 2005

Barbara D. Finberg, 76, whose management of the Carnegie Corp. of New York helped introduce educational programs for early childhood, including television shows such as Sesame Street, died Saturday at her home in Manhattan.

Ms. Finberg, who had breast cancer, died of respiratory failure, the Carnegie Corp. said.

For more than 20 years, as a program officer and later as executive vice president of the Carnegie Corp., Ms. Finberg oversaw at least $100 million in grants given by the foundation. At a time when few people saw the use of educational programs for babies and toddlers, she directed money to studies that convinced policy-makers of the benefits of early child development.

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