Penn Live Arts Blog

Celebrating Excellence: Our board members shine at Homecoming

Posted November 17, 2023

Richard D. Feintuch and Katherine Stein Sachs. Photo courtesy of Penn Alumni.
In a celebration of dedication and unwavering commitment to the University, two outstanding Penn Live Arts board members and distinguished Penn alumni were honored at the Alumni Award of Merit Gala over Homecoming Weekend.

Richard D. Feintuch, Wharton Class of 1974, received the prestigious Alumni Award of Merit, recognizing his exceptional contributions to the University community and his remarkable dedication to the performing arts. As the longest-serving member on our board, Rick Feintuch has been a pillar of support for the arts at Penn, contributing his time, expertise, and passion to advance the cultural landscape of the University. His enduring commitment to PLA, including a generous gift to name the Feintuch Family Lobby in the Annenberg Center, has played a pivotal role in fostering a vibrant performing arts community on campus, enriching the experiences of students and the broader Penn community.

Equally deserving of accolades is Katherine Stein Sachs, another distinguished Penn alumna and PLA board member, whose live-long commitment to the arts was honored with Penn’s Creative Spirit Award. Kathy is a driving force behind the arts at Penn, most notably through the establishment of the Sachs Program for Arts Innovation. The Sachs Program, co-founded by Kathy and her husband Keith Sachs, W’67, has significantly contributed to the growth and innovation of the performing arts at Penn, making a lasting impact on the cultural landscape of the University. 

Together, Rick and Kathy exemplify the spirit of dedication that continues to shape and elevate the arts at Penn, and we are incredibly proud to have these remarkable alumni serve on the Penn Live Arts Board of Directors.