Tag Archives: Wallis Annenberg

Challenging Los Angeles to Do More

Los Angeles is rife with challenges. Meeting those challenges requires people and institutions willing to step up. For the Annenberg Foundation, that willingness is embedded in its DNA.  From the environment to housing and harnessing the incredible burgeoning of the tech industry locally, the Foundation has developed a successful strategy to gently, but clearly, challenge partners across the public and private sector into joining hands to accelerate change.  April 2022, Earth Day, was case-in-point. Political leaders including Governor Gavin Newsom, Senator Alex Padilla, and Congressman Ted Lieu had joined other electeds, nonprofit leaders, and foundation staff for the groundbreaking for [...more...]

The Extraordinary Impact of a Philanthropist Who Revels in Life’s Ordinary Things

Wallis Annenberg at a recent event hosted at The Wallis Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills Wallis Annenberg never set out to be a public person. Even today, as the head of a legendary family foundation (one of the 50 largest private foundations in the U.S.) she still feels most at home watching tennis or the women’s college world series, spending time with friends and family, and doing, what she calls, “the most ordinary things you can imagine.” But when it comes right down to it, there is really nothing ordinary about Wallis Annenberg the person nor the [...more...]