Board of Directors
H. F. (Gerry) Lenfest , Chairman Emeritus
H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest was the Chairman Emeritus of Board of Directors. A media entrepreneur and philanthropist, Gerry passed away in 2018. After graduating from Columbia Law School in 1958, he practiced law at the New York firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell. In 1965, he became corporate counsel of Walter Annenberg’s Triangle Publications. In 1970, he was made managing director of the company’s communications division. With the purchase of two cable television companies from Triangle, he started Lenfest Communications in 1974. In 2000, he sold his cable television operations to Comcast. Mr. Lenfest served as chairman of the boards and councils of many non-profit organizations, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Curtis Institute of Music, and the James Madison Council of the Library of Congress. He is a trustee of Columbia University, a past trustee of Washington & Lee University, and past president of the board of Mercersburg Academy. He served actively for three years in the U.S. Navy and spent 24 years in the Reserves, retiring as captain. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite, three children and four grandchildren.