Rebecca Rimel, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Pew Charitable Trusts, spoke at the 11th Annual Walter and Leonore Annenberg Distinguished Lecture in Communication Tuesday, October, 22 at the Annenberg School. Her talk was titled, "Philosophy, Philanthropy and Philadelphia."
Over dinner that followed, students and faculty remembered Ambassador Walter Annenberg in a series of tributes and a toast. Said Susan Sherr (Ph.D. 2002): "Ambassador Annenberg's dedication to education helped sustain our democracy, and his contributions to the intellectual and cultural enrichment of our society provided us with beauty and spiritual fulfillment. Our nation will mourn the loss of Walter Annenberg, an advocate for children and communities and an unyielding supporter of our institutions of higher culture and higher learning."