Austin Frum, Chairman Emeritus

Austin P. Frum, a founding member of CSDC’s Board of Directors and its Chairman since February 2002, passed away on January 4, 2008 at the age of 74. Mr. Frum was an Arlington lawyer who specialized in real estate development and housing finance and was an advocate for affordable housing in Arlington County. Born in Cleveland, he served in the Navy from 1955 to 1958. He graduated cum laude in English from Amherst College in 1955 and received a law degree from Harvard University in 1961. Mr. Frum’s community activities included memberships on the National Board, Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education; the Board of Directors of Friendship House, a settlement house on Capitol Hill; and the Board of Directors of the Chesapeake Foundation, a church affiliated group which provided technical and financial assistance to minority business enterprises. He was also President of the American School of Kinshasa, Zaire.