Lisa Detanna, Managing Director and Senior Vice President of Investments at Raymond James, Inc. along with the Los Angeles Wealth Advisory Team of Raymond James recently hosted a special event at Sunnylands, often referred to as “Camp David West,” the family home of Walter and Lenore Annenberg who served in prominent roles in the Reagan Administration.
Sunnylands hosted 7 US Presidents and has long been a place for world leaders to gather to solve problems, discuss issues and get to know each other socially while being entertained by celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Gregory Peck and more recently John Legend. The estate sports a golf course and sits on 200 acres. The visitor’s center has had over 60,000 guests in its first year of being open to the public.
As noted in “The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands” in the March 8, 2013 edition of The Beverly Hills Courier, the day began with a tour of the residence, which houses replicas of over a billion dollars in art work, since donated to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The guests then saw the film in the visitor’s center theater about what Sunnylands hopes to accomplish in the future.
At lunch, Lisa gave a presentation about Raymond James and how they help individuals, families, institutions, foundations, endowments and not-for-profit organizations to analyze, plan and choose investments which are conflict-free, non-biased and provide top performance in good markets as well as offer more protection in tough markets. She emphasized Raymond James’ philosophy that philanthropy and foundations are an extension of a family.Lisa’s connection with the Annenberg family began when she met Marcia Wilson Hobbs, fellow Board Member of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce. Marcia spent time with the Annenberg family as a child when her parents, friends of Lenore and Walter all served together for Ronald Reagan in the 1980’s. Marcia introduced Lisa to Elizabeth Kabler, Lenore Annenberg’s daughter.