New Trier 2022 Alumni Honoree – Sharon Rockefeller ’62

The New Trier Educational Foundation hosted Gala 2022 on Friday, March 11, 2022 at the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel in Northbrook. Proceeds from the gala help to fund exceptional educational opportunities throughout New Trier. The Alumni Hall of Honor Class of 2022 received their Alumni Achievement Awards at the gala. The guests were treated to moving remarks from the honorees, either in person or in a submitted video, during the evening. Sharon Percy Rockefeller, Class of 1962, has served the public broadcasting community for more than 40 years as a leader and policymaker. She has been president and CEO of WETA, Washington, DC’s flagship public television and radio stations, since 1989. Before assuming the top post at WETA, Rockefeller was a member of the WETA Board of Trustees for seven years and a member of the board of directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for 12 years, including four years as chairman. A graduate of Stanford University, Rockefeller is active in a number of areas including education, fine arts, government, and women’s issues.