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Cultural preservationist speaks at Penn Center luncheon

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From staff reports
Brent Leggs was the guest of honor at Penn Center on Monday, where he spoke to a large group of Penn supporters at a luncheon in Frissell Hall. 

Leggs is the founding executive director of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund and a Senior Vice President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. To date, his work has resulted in nearly $80 million raised, 200 preservations supported, and a $14 million endowment to sustain the Action Fund’s future. 

Through this Fund, Leggs leads a broad community of leaders and activists who believe that preserving African American cultural sites is fundamental to understanding the American story. For more information, visit www.savingplaces.org.

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