Campus & Community

Remembering James Rothenberg

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Memorial service for longtime Harvard treasurer, Corporation member scheduled for Sept. 26

Harvard President Drew Faust and William F. Lee, senior fellow of the Harvard Corporation, invite members of the community to join them in the Memorial Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday (Sept. 26) to remember and celebrate the life of the late James F. Rothenberg ’68, M.B.A. ’70.

A Pittsburgh native and longtime resident of the Los Angeles area, Rothenberg died suddenly in July at the age of 69. Rothenberg served on the Corporation from 2004 until his death, and he was the University’s treasurer and an ex officio member of the Board of Overseers from 2004 to 2014. He also served as chairman of the board of directors of the Harvard Management Company and as co-chair of The Harvard Campaign, among many other roles.

Faust recently noted, “Jim was one of the best friends Harvard has ever had, and his selfless leadership, gentle wisdom, humane spirit, and boundless generosity in service of Harvard will live on always. The entire Harvard community deeply mourns his passing and extends deepest condolences to [his wife] Anne and the Rothenberg family. We will miss Jim more than I can say.”

Family, colleagues, classmates, faculty, and friends will gather to remember the many ways that Rothenberg touched their lives and gave back to the institution he held so dear.

A reception will be held at Quincy House immediately following the service.

All members of the community are welcome to attend.