BALTIMORE, Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, today celebrates its mission, partnerships, and accomplishments of the past year with its Annual Community Gathering. During the past year, the Weinberg Foundation distributed more than $90 million in grants to nonprofits serving low-income and vulnerable individuals and families.
Nearly 1,000 community, civic, and business leaders are expected to attend today's event which will include the announcement and introduction of the Weinberg Foundation's next Trustee, as well as keynote remarks by Daniel Lubetzky, CEO and Founder of KIND Healthy Snacks and the KIND Movement:
- Wednesday, November 11, 2015
- 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. reception begins, 5:00 p.m. program begins, 6:00 p.m. program concludes)
- Beth El Congregation, 8101 Park Heights Avenue, Pikesville, MD 21208
For the first time since 1990, the newest Trustee was chosen by the current Board rather than being named in the Foundation's charter by Harry Weinberg. (For additional information including background on the next Trustee, please refer to a second release to be distributed later today.) The Weinberg Foundation's leadership structure is dictated by the Foundation's charter, which was authored by Harry Weinberg before his death in 1990. Until now, all Trustees had been appointed, or named for future succession, by Mr. Weinberg.
In addition to announcing the Foundation's next Trustee, today's event will also feature Daniel Lubetzky, CEO and Founder of KIND Healthy Snacks and the KIND Movement. Lubetzky has written a book, Do the KIND Thing: Think Boundlessly, Work Purposefully, Live Passionately. A new aspect of this year's Annual Community Gathering will be an interview format led by Donn Weinberg, Weinberg Foundation Executive Vice President.
The Foundation distributes approximately $100 million in grants annually—a total of $1.9 billion since 1980. As much as 40 percent of that funding remains within Maryland benefitting, in particular, the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.
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 low-income and vulnerable individuals and families, primarily in the US 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 Donn Weinberg, Barry I. Schloss, Robert T. Kelly, Jr., Alvin Awaya, and Chair Ellen M. Heller. Rachel Garbow Monroe serves as the Weinberg Foundation's President and Chief Executive Officer. For more information please visit www.hjweinbergfoundation.org.
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