The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands
In 2001, Ambassador Walter (1908-2002) and Leonore (1918-2009) Annenberg signed a Declaration of Trust outlining their vision for the future use of Sunnylands and itemizing permitted programs. They directed that their beautiful estate in Rancho Mirage, California, be available to serve as a sanctuary for generations of high-level national and world leaders seeking the privacy, the peace, and “the pause” needed for solving the most pressing national and international issues.
The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Trustees: The children and grandchildren of Walter and Leonore Annenberg
President: Amb. David J. Lane
Sunnylands: A Historic Estate
The estate also includes:
Sunnylands Center & Gardens
Open to the public
Green Technology at Sunnylands
The Center attained LEED Gold status for sustainability. There is a solar farm with 864 solar collectors, an underground geothermal system that heats and cools Sunnylands Center, a new low-water-use irrigation system, and a sustainability team that insures the use of best practices and operates under a Green Vision statement.