Governor Wolf Statement on Passing of Gerry Lenfest

August 05, 2018

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today released the following statement on the passing of renowned Pennsylvania philanthropist H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest:

“Long before I became governor, I met and came to know and admire Gerry Lenfest for his commitment to making communities stronger. Gerry and his wife, Marguerite, took their incredible success and offered the full energy of their lives in service of their fellow citizens and the city and state that they loved. There is likely not an organization or charity in Philadelphia that didn’t benefit from the Lenfest family’s generosity in some way. From the arts to education to journalism, Gerry understood that the key to building a strong economy and community were strong civic institutions that enriched the lives of all citizens.

“Put simply, Gerry was a great human being and an even better citizen. Frances and I offer our deepest condolences to the Lenfest family and ask all Pennsylvanians to join us in remembering and celebrating the life of Gerry Lenfest. We will miss him.”

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