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February 11, 1989 | From Associated Press
Walter H. Annenberg, who sold TV Guide magazine to Rupert Murdoch last year for $3.2 billion, has pledged $10 million to the University of Pennsylvania, it was announced Friday. Sheldon Hackney, president of Annenberg's alma mater, said that the $10 million would go to Penn's history department.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2008 | Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer
The Annenberg Foundation, a philanthropic powerhouse that supports nonprofit institutions, is planning to launch an exhibition space for photography in Century City. Conceived as a cultural center with broad public appeal, the Annenberg Space for Photography will open next spring near the former site of the Shubert Theatre. The new facility is under construction in a one-story building designed to fulfill Los Angeles' "percent for art" requirement for commercial developments. The 10,000-square-foot structure, flanked by office high-rises and the outdoor plaza known as Century Park, will house a digital projection gallery along with a more traditional display area for prints and a classroom, workshop and library.
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NATIONAL
December 7, 2002 | From Associated Press
Walter H. Annenberg, the billionaire publishing magnate who died in October, was remembered Friday as a philanthropist, statesman and a spontaneous and honest man. "Walter was ageless," former President Gerald R. Ford said at a memorial service. "The calendar said Walter Annenberg was 94 when he passed away. The truth is that Walter was the youngest person I ever knew."
BUSINESS
January 14, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Walter H. Annenberg Raises Wells Fargo Stake: The billionaire media magnate said he has increased his holdings in Wells Fargo & Co. to 7.64%. In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Annenberg said he bought 750,000 additional shares of the San Francisco-based bank holding company between last Nov. 30 and Jan. 5, for $117.75 to $133.125 a share.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1986
How very considerate President Reagan was to include his close friend Walter H. Annenberg in the group of seven to whom he presented the presidential Medal of Freedom. Annenberg got the award for "his lifetime of achievement," which was mostly being a past ambassador to Great Britain and for creating TV Guide magazine. Anyone who has done something that remarkable deserves this country's highest award, if he's a friend of Mr. Reagan's. Next year Betsy Bloomingdale! JAMES DALE Los Angeles
NEWS
February 16, 1988 | United Press International
Multimillionaire Walter H. Annenberg has pledged another $10 million to the prep school he attended, officials at the school said Monday. "Nothing is more important than educating the youth of our country," Annenberg, a founder of TV Guide magazine, said of his latest gift to the Peddie School at Hightstown, N.J. With the $12 million he pledged in 1983, Annenberg's contributions to the school's improvements fund now total $22 million, a record amount from a single donor, Peddie officials said.
NEWS
October 13, 1989
Former Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg has endowed a $1-million public service fellowship program at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Mass., in honor of Judge Irving R. Kaufman's 40 years on the federal bench. The endowment will fund fellowships for students or recent alumni who want to enter public service, Harvard officials said. The first awards, in the amount of $10,000 each, will be made for the academic year 1990-91.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2002 | From Associated Press
Retired publishing magnate and philanthropist Walter H. Annenberg was in a hospital with an undisclosed illness Monday. The 94-year-old former ambassador to Great Britain was hospitalized near his home in Rancho Mirage, about 100 miles east of Los Angeles, an employee in Annenberg's business office in St. Davids, Pa., confirmed. "We don't know what the prognosis is, but we're hoping he'll get back home," said the employee, who identified herself only as Joann.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 1989 | ZAN DUBIN
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will exhibit the renowned Walter H. Annenberg collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artworks in 1990, museum Director Earl A. Powell announced Thursday. The collection of 50 paintings, watercolors and drawings, to be exhibited from August to November, is considered one of the most important remaining in private hands and has never been shown in its entirety, Powell said. "It is one of the greatest collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artworks in the world," Powell said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2002 | From Associated Press
Retired publishing magnate and philanthropist Walter H. Annenberg was in a hospital with an undisclosed illness Monday. The 94-year-old former ambassador to Great Britain was hospitalized near his home in Rancho Mirage, about 100 miles east of Los Angeles, an employee in Annenberg's business office in St. Davids, Pa., confirmed. "We don't know what the prognosis is, but we're hoping he'll get back home," said the employee, who identified herself only as Joann.
NEWS
November 19, 1994 | JEAN MERL, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
After months of bicoastal negotiations and local planning sessions, the Los Angeles area is on the verge of receiving a large chunk of the biggest private donation ever made to public education. Representatives of philanthropist and former publishing magnate Walter H. Annenberg and local education and community leaders are putting the finishing touches on a plan that would pump millions of dollars into promising school reform efforts within Los Angeles County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1994 | JEAN MERL, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
One evening in mid-May, USC President Steven B. Sample hosted a dinner in his campus conference room for about three dozen handpicked guests. They included teachers, public school administrators, union leaders, local education reformers and a state senator who has been a key player in efforts to improve California schools.
BUSINESS
January 14, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Walter H. Annenberg Raises Wells Fargo Stake: The billionaire media magnate said he has increased his holdings in Wells Fargo & Co. to 7.64%. In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Annenberg said he bought 750,000 additional shares of the San Francisco-based bank holding company between last Nov. 30 and Jan. 5, for $117.75 to $133.125 a share.
NEWS
December 18, 1993 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton hailed the largest single gift to public education Friday by lauding the donor, philanthropist Walter H. Annenberg, as a man who "has challenged the rest of us to match his efforts." The President, in a White House ceremony, called Annenberg's gift of $500 million for elementary and secondary school reform projects "a remarkable and truly wonderful thing (that) could not have come at a better time."
NEWS
December 17, 1993 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Philanthropist Walter H. Annenberg is expected to announce today the largest gift ever given to benefit education, a $500-million series of grants for school reform projects. President Clinton and Education Secretary Richard W. Riley will join the former publishing magnate and ambassador to Britain during the Richard Nixon Administration at the White House today to discuss the grants, which are to be made to several education groups seeking to improve elementary and secondary schooling.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1990
Bob Hope and I have had a friendship going back to 1938 and I continue to be amazed at this aging fellow who is in many ways unique in our country. As a successful theatrical figure, Bob has during several wars given himself in a manner that should command respect for his dedication to the military units overseas. This includes risking his life flying over enemy territory to reach ships and camp positions to improve the morale of our fighting men. No one asked Bob to do this. He has always volunteered these engagements because that is the true character of the man. As a matter of fact, over the years, I have discussed this aspect of his volunteerism and I know that he cherishes all the engagements that he participated in. What has saddened me is the recent display of letters (March 16)
NEWS
March 5, 1990 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With President Bush presiding at a brief ceremony, publishing magnate and former ambassador Walter H. Annenberg kicked off a $250-million fund-raising campaign for the United Negro College Fund by officially unveiling a $50-million personal donation. "It's an important effort. It's a noble effort," Bush said.
NEWS
June 20, 1993 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
In what experts say is the largest cash donation in American education's history, the foundation funded by publishing magnate Walter H. Annenberg is giving a total of $365 million to three universities and a New Jersey prep school, including $120 million for communications programs at USC. Even taken separately, the donation to USC and an identical amount to the University of Pennsylvania reportedly set new records in higher education for cash gifts, as compared to stocks and delayed royalties.
BUSINESS
August 21, 1992 | TOM PETRUNO
TV Guide billionaire Walter H. Annenberg has joined pal Warren Buffett by taking a big stake in Wells Fargo & Co. even as fears mount that Wells faces crippling loan losses ahead.
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