The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Conference Center for Medical Education was made possible through a $10 million gift to Lankenau from The Annenberg Foundation. Mrs. Leonore Annenberg and her late husband, Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg, devoted their lives to the transformation of communities through thoughtful giving. Their very generous support provides Lankenau with an incomparable opportunity to create a dynamic regional center for medical education—to the ultimate benefit of our physicians and patients.
The names of the late Ambassador and Mrs. Annenberg are synonymous with the drive to improve education in the United States. In that sense, The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Conference Center for Medical Education serves both a practical and symbolic purpose, promoting the core values that inspire physicians to teach and learn.
The Annenberg's contribution comes at a critical time when finances, time constraints and liability issues are driving high-quality physicians away from the practice of medicine. The Annenberg Conference Center projects to the community the value we place upon the education of not only our own physicians, but also those we send out into the world to care for others.
The spirit that prompted The Annenberg Foundation's extraordinary gift to medical education is the same spirit that prompts the Lankenau physician to research a symptom, learn a new technique, seek out a colleague for help or return to the bedside of a very sick patient, no matter what the hour. With the strength of a permanent endowment behind The Annenberg Conference Center, Lankenau Medical Center can ensure the educational programs that create this kind of doctor.
"My husband and I provided support for educational endeavors in pre-collegiate education, higher education, arts education and civic education. With this grant, The Annenberg Foundation proudly adds medical education to its investments."
—Mrs. Leonore Annenberg
Thoughtful Gifts Transform Our Community
The Annenberg Foundation's generosity demonstrates what an enormous difference charitable giving can make in the quality of our lives today and far into the future. For more information about the Center and how you can support medical education at Lankenau Medical Center, contact David Phillips, Executive Director of Development for Lankenau Medical Center at 484-476-8070.
Lankenau Medical Center
The Annenberg Center for Medical Education 100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.