Sunnylands by Wendy VanHatten

For over 40 years Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg welcomed leaders from politics, education, and entertainment to their home in Rancho Mirage, California.

In 2001 they established the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands. This would preserve the estate as a place where world leaders could meet to discuss both national and international issues. They also wanted to make sure that Sunnylands would be open to the public.

Now, more than a half a million visitors have enjoyed Sunnylands Center and Gardens. The Annenberg Foundation Trust acknowledges the people who first lived in the Coachella Valley as well as their descendants who live here today.

If You Go: Sunnylands is open Wednesday through Sunday 8:30 to 4:00. Sunnylands is located at 37977 Bob Hope Drive in Rancho Mirage, CA.

More about the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands

The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands is a nonprofit organization based in Rancho Mirage, California. It was established in 2001 by philanthropists Walter and Leonore Annenberg. The foundation’s primary mission is to promote world peace and international understanding through various initiatives, including hosting high-level diplomatic meetings and summits.

Sunnylands, the former winter home of Walter and Leonore Annenberg, serves as the foundation’s headquarters. The estate spans 200 acres of desert landscape and features a mid-century modern residence designed by architect A. Quincy Jones. The property has become known as a retreat for presidents, foreign dignitaries,


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