In April 2008, FAPE established the Leonore and Walter Annenberg Award for Diplomacy through the Arts to honor distinguished American individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in furthering global understanding of the United States. Honorees must demonstrate long-term excellence and innovation in the exchange of creativity and ideas that represent the rich and diverse culture of the U.S.
The official Award was designed and contributed by preeminent American artist, Ellsworth Kelly. Carlson Arts LLC donated the fabrication costs. Takaaki Matsumoto donated the design of the Award’s base.
DAVID M. RUBENSTEIN, 2013 HONOREE
This year, FAPE is honored to present David M. Rubenstein with the fifth annual Leonore and Walter Annenberg Award for Diplomacy through the Arts, and celebrate his countless philanthropic contributions. The tremendous gifts he is making to our country, both through historic preservation and cultural programs, will conserve our nation’s greatest treasures, foster the future of creativity and the arts in the U.S., and enrich the lives of so many people.