Sayre News

Remembering A True Leader and Visionary
Posted 10/21/2019 09:33AM

Warren W. Rosenthal, 1923-2019Sayre School is profoundly saddened by the passing of Warren W. Rosenthal.

Mr. Rosenthal served with great distinction on Sayre School’s Board of Trustees from 1992 - 2000. During his tenure, he provided invaluable leadership on the Trusteeship, Long Range Planning, Major Gifts, and Development Committees, and the Campus Plan Steering Committee.

He was awarded the school’s highest honor The David A. Sayre Medallion in 2001. At the ceremony, he was praised as “a person who believes in the concept of giving, and he is obsessive with achieving results. He has a legendary reputation in asking the hard questions necessary for progress. He has always taken the far-sighted view, even when not popular, and he has never strayed from a commitment for and a belief in the importance of education to aid the human condition. His energy has inspired others by supporting them and by challenging them, and in so doing, he has made a tremendous difference for Sayre School and the children that it serves.”

Mr. Rosenthal faithfully supported the Sayre Spectacular, and the Sayre Fund. Further, he was a true visionary and benefactor to Project 2000, The Renaissance Campaign and the most recent capital campaign for the Lower School, Building Excellence Shaping Generations.

Mr. Rosenthal’s legacy at Sayre is enhanced by his granddaughters Elizabeth (Beth) Anne Veal Pitman ’96 (Pre-K 4 teacher) and Jennifer Eileen Veal ’01, and his great-grandchildren Mallory ’23, Ellen ’26, and Warren ‘28 Pitman.

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