Marguerite Lenfest

marguerite lenfest

Marguerite is a native Philadelphian. Following her marriage to H. F. (Gerry) Lenfest they lived in New York where Marguerite taught elementary school. Marguerite and Gerry purchased two cable TV systems from Walter Annenberg and became partners in what later became Lenfest Communications. After twenty-five years Lenfest Communications was sold to Comcast in 2000.

Marguerite’s grandfather, James Randolph Fisher, graduated from PAFA in 1891. Marguerite serves on four foundations, two art museums, and one college Board.

About PAFA

Founded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is America's first school and museum of fine arts. A recipient of the National Medal of Arts, PAFA offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the fine arts, innovative exhibitions of historic and contemporary American art, and a world-class collection of American art. PAFA’s esteemed alumni include Mary Cassatt, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, William Glackens, Barkley L. Hendricks, Violet Oakley, Louis Kahn, David Lynch, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.