The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Celebrates $86 Million in Grants During Past Year
Additional $49 Million Approved for Future Payment
BALTIMORE, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, tomorrow will welcome community, civic, and business leaders to its Annual Community Gathering. More than 700 people are expected to attend:
- Tuesday, November 15, 2011
- 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
- Beth El Congregation (8101 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD)
Weinberg Foundation Trustee Ellen M. Heller will speak on the importance of partnership and collaboration in the Foundation's grantmaking, highlighting the positive impact of several of these grants in Baltimore, across Maryland, and throughout the world.
During the past fiscal year, the Foundation made charitable contributions totaling more than $86 million, reaffirming its position as one of the major American private funders for the benefit of financially disadvantaged individuals.
"The Weinberg Foundation is proud to continue its legacy of caring by assisting those in greatest need whether they be older adults, those with disabilities, the hungry, those without medical care or employment, or children who deserve the best education possible," said Rachel Monroe, President of the Weinberg Foundation. "But we are also excited to break new ground by providing this assistance in ever more creative and powerful ways including leveraging various community interests and resources for shared goals."
Over nearly two decades, total charitable contributions of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation now exceed $1.4 billion.
About The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private charitable foundations in the United States, provides approximately $100 million in annual grants to nonprofits that provide direct services to economically disadvantaged people, primarily in the U.S. and Israel. Grants are focused on meeting basic needs and enhancing an individual's ability to meet those needs with emphasis on older adults, the Jewish community, and our hometown communities of Maryland, northeastern Pennsylvania, and Hawaii. The trustees, some of whom also serve as executive officers of the Foundation, are Alvin Awaya, Judge Ellen M. Heller, Robert T. Kelly, Jr., Barry I. Schloss, and Chairman of the Board Donn Weinberg. Rachel Monroe serves as the Weinberg Foundation's President. For more information please go to www.hjweinbergfoundation.org.
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