The Annenberg Trust

In 2001, Walter and Leonore Annenberg established The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands to “address serious issues facing the nation and the world community.” They envisioned Sunnylands as a place where intimate and solution-driven meetings could take place as they had while the couple were alive.

Today, The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands is an independent 501(C)(3) nonprofit operating entity governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees composed of the children and grandchildren of Leonore and Walter Annenberg.

Areas of Focus

Sunnylands is charged by its Declaration of Trust to bring together leaders and experts from around the globe to find meaningful solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing our nation and the world. Toward this goal, Sunnylands’ Board of Trustees has approved a strategy to convene or co-convene high-level retreats in three important areas.

Convenings with a difference

Sunnylands retreats are typically two to three days and are designed to be exceptional experiences—whether they take place at the historic estate in Rancho Mirage, California, or at other locations around the world. Every detail helps create an atmosphere that provides the pause necessary for reflection—and the setting to inspire participants to exceed their own ambition for the meeting.

“Through decent, honorable civic discourse, we can make progress together.”
– Justice Anthony Kennedy, US Supreme Court