Scrivner’s legacy honored in Los Angeles

Former Greenwich resident Robert W. Scrivner, the first director of the Rockefeller Family Fund, was honored Sept. 26 with the Visionary Award in Memoriam at El Nido Family Centers Champions For Families Awards Dinner in Los Angeles, Calif.

His daughter, Katherine Scrivner Wagenbach, a Greenwich High School graduate, accepted the award on behalf of her mother, Melinda Scrivner and her family.

The late Mr. Scrivner receive dThe Visionary Award given in his memory and, in a press release, El Nido said it was, “…pleased to be giving the brilliant Harvard educated lawyer this award for his legacy in leading, inspiring and forever changing the impact of grant making and philanthropy. His legacy lives on through the Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grant, which is given each year by the Council on Foundations, and the Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, just to name a couple.”

The Scrivners lived in Cos Cob and after Mr. Scrivner’s death, his wife remained there to raise their daughter. The event was co-chaired by Scott J. Matula, who himself is a former third generation Greenwich resident and a Greenwich High School graduate.

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