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Carolyn Hyatt

Philanthropist, Actor, Playwright

Carolyn Hyatt is a longtime local resident, volunteer, events maven and generous donor who says, “everyone should do what she or he does best, and I am a good fundraiser.”


Carolyn is a former Shakespeare Santa Cruz (SSC) Board member who continues to personally sponsor SSC productions. Carolyn is currently co-chairing the Tannery Arts Center capital campaign, focusing on the development of the new performing arts theater. A playwright and actor, Carolyn has been part of several musicals in Santa Cruz County. She was honored with the 2009 ArtWorks Award from the Santa Cruz County Redevelopment Agency for her leadership in arts philanthropy.