Daniel H. Renberg
Daniel H. Renberg of Los Angeles, California businessman, financier, and philanthropist, died Monday morning, January 13, in Los Angeles after an extended illness. Mr. Renberg was 83. He is survived by his husband and partner of fifty-three years, Eugene Kapaloski. They were married in 2008 at Congregation Kol Ami, Los Angeles http://www.kol-ami.org. Born January 30, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois, Mr. Renberg was the son of Felix H. Renberg, M.D., and Hattie Arnstein Renberg. Mr. Renberg earned a BS degree in journalism from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois in 1952 and his MBA from Harvard University in 1954. A U.S. Army veteran, he served in Germany. He moved to Los Angeles in 1958 and worked as a stock broker before establishing Renberg Capital Management in 1964 in Beverly Hills. Mr. Renberg sold the business in 2005 but remained active in the financial industry until his death. Mr. Renberg was a committed philanthropist who supported a variety of activities and interests. He concentrated on institutions, organizations and activities which promoted and sustained the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. He was a major donor to the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center http://laglc.convio.net. In 2010, he and Mr. Kapaloski were awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) http://glsen.org. He established and supported the Daniel H. Renberg Fund at Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University http://www.medill.northwestern.edu/experience/msj/. He was at one time a major investor in the magazine, The Advocate, a prominent LGBT publication. Mr. Renberg also supported the US Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, and the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. He was also politically active and focused his assistance and activism on candidates and policies supporting LGBT equality. He was an active Democrat supporting the National Democratic Party, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund and many individual candidates across the country who supported policies he believed in. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 2, 2014, at 1 p.m., at the Renberg Theatre of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, in the Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, Ca. 90038. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to any charity of choice.
Published by Los Angeles Times on Jan. 19, 2014.
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I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Cousin Dan. I remember him so fondly when it would come by and visit our family when we were kids, some 50+ years ago. While we may have lost touch a bit in recent years, I always remember my older cousin who was so generous and thoughtful.
Lee Hilborne
January 31, 2014
Gene, Jim Browning and Paul Shankman give you our deepest sympathy and love at this difficult time. Love, Paul and Jim
Paul Shankman
January 27, 2014
My heartfelt condolences, Gene. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers in this time of mourning and healing.
Ginny Horvath
January 26, 2014
We are grateful that we were able to meet Dan and grew to admire his quite generosity. As neighbors, he and Gene kept a beautiful home in the Hollywood Hills.
Dan Fast Tom O'Brien
January 24, 2014
Tami & Peggy Randolph
January 24, 2014
Daryl L James, Jr, friends since 1948.
January 24, 2014
An exceptional man, A great loss for all, especially Gene; he will be missed but always appreciated!
Our thoughts and prayers to you.
Skip & Cathy
Skip & Cathy Metzler
January 24, 2014
The Charles H. and Annette Metzler Family
January 23, 2014
Christopher E Putnam
January 20, 2014
Bill Shaw and Dennis Lynch
January 20, 2014
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