President's House to Carry Annenberg Name
Occidental College will name its president’s house The Wallis Annenberg President’s House at Occidental College to commemorate a $2 million gift from the Annenberg Foundation. The funds will support ongoing programs at the college.
An official naming dedication is scheduled for September.
“This generous gift will help us maintain the tradition of excellence that characterizes an Occidental liberal arts education,” said President Theodore R. Mitchell. “The Annenberg name will serve as a symbol of excellence to future generations who come to share ideas, foster intellectual rigor and enhance academic integrity.”
“I am delighted to be able to contribute to the education of young people and to be able to add to their range of opportunities available at this fine college,” said Wallis Annenberg, vice president of the Annenberg Foundation.
The Annenberg Foundation exists to advance the public well being through improved communication. As the principal means of achieving its goal, the foundation encourages the development of more effective ways to share ideas and knowledge. The Annenberg Foundation has offices in Radnor, Penn., and Los Angeles.
Founded in 1887, Occidental College is one of the few nationally ranked liberal arts colleges located in a major city. Its 1,850 students are drawn from across the country and around the world by its rigorous academic program, small size, diverse student body, and interdisciplinary, hands-on approach to the liberal arts.