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Saying Goodbye to Rick Lester of TRG Arts

A respected colleague and leader within the cultural sector

Rick Lester, the Chief Executive Officer of TRG Arts, passed away on Saturday, July 20. Rick was taking part in the Courage Classic, a cycling fundraiser for the Children's Hospital Colorado.  He was riding in memory of his late grandson, Noah, who according to the Courage Classic team page, passed away due to an inherited metabolic disease. 

Tom Kaiden, President of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, released the following statement: 

On behalf of all of us in the Philadelphia Community, our thoughts and prayers go out to Rick's family, both personal and at TRG. We will miss Rick's brains and his heart--and the way he blended insight and humor to teach us at every step along the way. What greater legacy than to be a teacher.

TRG Arts has posted a brief statement on their website asking the public to respect the privacy of Rick's family. Memorial details will be posted there as they become available.