DAILY NEWS publisher H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest is being feted by Drexel University.

Lenfest was named the Business Leader of the Year by Drexel's LeBow College of Business, according to a statement from the university.

In announcing Lenfest's selection, LeBow dean Frank Linnehan praised the business owner's charitable contributions to organizations including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Curtis Institute of Music.

"Generations of people from Philadelphia and beyond will experience the positive impact of Lenfest giving," Linnehan wrote.

Lenfest, who made his fortune with the cable company Lenfest Communications, last year bought Interstate General Media, the company encompassing the Daily News, Philly.com and the Inquirer.

- Staff report