Philanthropists Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest Receive Philadelphia Award

Publication: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Author: Robert Moran


05/14/2009 - Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest still live in the 2,800-square-foot suburban Philadelphia home that they purchased for $35,000 in 1966.

And, as Rebecca W. Rimel, president of Pew Charitable Trusts, told the audience yesterday evening at the Philadelphia Award ceremony, they still don't have air-conditioning.

When Gerry Lenfest, 78, began his acceptance speech for the prestigious honor, he announced: "Next year, we're getting air-conditioning."

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