H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest Remembered at Academy of Music celebration

H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest Remembered at Academy of Music celebration

H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest Remembered at Academy of Music celebration

Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest would go on to answer — and emphatically. At the time of Rouse’s death, Lenfest and his wife had just come into their fortune a few years earlier and were beginning to make their mark. In a span just shy of two decades, they gave away more than $1.3 billion to charity — money spent on expansions at the Curtis Institute of Music and Philadelphia Museum of Art, to substantially fund the creation of the Museum of the American Revolution, for college scholarships to students in rural Pennsylvania, to fund hospitals, literacy programs, and nature preserves, and on and on.

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Published at Wed, 17 Oct 2018 23:19:25 +0000

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