Author Talks: Julius Rosenwald-From Sears Executive to Passionate Philanthropist

March 7, 2019

200 Hagley Creek Rd., Wilmington, DE 19807

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    Julius Rosenwald (1862–1932) rose from modest means as the son of a peddler to meteoric wealth at the helm of Sears, Roebuck. Yet his most important legacy stands not upon his business acumen but on the pioneering changes he introduced to the practice of philanthropy. While few now recall Rosenwald’s name—he refused to have it attached to the buildings, projects, or endowments he supported—his passionate support of Jewish and African American causes continues to influence lives to this day.
    Lecture will be held in the Hagley Soda House Auditorium.

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