Doing Good by Stealth: The Philanthropy and Service of Annie Burr Lewis
Opens online late August
Curated by Susan Odell Walker, Head of Public Services
Annie Burr Auchincloss Lewis (1902-1959) left a lasting legacy of philanthropy that reached from Farmington to New Haven, from Rhode Island to Virginia, and from New York to the UK. Annie Burr Auchincloss was born into a wealthy, socially prominent family and a tradition of philanthropy. Groomed to a life of civic engagement and philanthropic giving, Annie Burr Lewis took her place on boards and committees of worthy organizations. However, she provided not only her name and money, but she contributed her time, expertise, enthusiasm, and her many personal connections. This exhibition explores the causes with which she chose to engage and looks at the enduring impact of her generosity.