of Walter H. Annenberg
Hon. Walter H. Annenberg, Penn Trustee Emeritus and benefactor,
died of pneumonia at his home in Wynnewood Tuesday morning, Oct.
1 at the age of 94.
Judith Rodin said, "We are deeply saddened to learn of the
death of Walter Annenberg. Walter was one of our nation's greatest
philanthropists, who embodied the belief that those fortunate enough
to acquire great wealth are obligated to use it for the good of
society. Walter was a great believer in the importance of education
and demonstrated this over and over again through his incredibly
generous contributions to Penn and other educational institutions.
support for Penn's Annenberg School for Communication demonstrated
his keen appreciation for the critical role the mass media plays
in our society and the need to study and understand the impact the
media have on our lives. He was a tremendous friend and advisor
to Penn, and he will be greatly missed."