SOURCE: The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

September 21, 2010 15:31 ET

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Announces $10 Million Gift for Levindale Elderly Care

Largest Such Donation in Foundation History

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - September 21, 2010) -  The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, today celebrates the largest gift to a long-term care center in the Foundation's history.

The $10 million pledge is part of a $31 million construction project at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital that will set a new standard for excellence in elder care. The occasion will be marked with a ceremony Tuesday, September 21, at 5 p.m. on the newly named Harry and Jeanette Weinberg campus at Levindale.

"Harry Weinberg was always concerned about the lives of poor older adults, and his commitment is carried out by the Foundation which bears his name," said Barry I. Schloss, the Foundation treasurer, and one of its trustees. "The Foundation is proud to partner with Levindale on this groundbreaking project."

With completion expected in the spring of 2012, the new Levindale will be a cheerful, inviting residence providing a comfortable, elegant and friendly atmosphere.

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is dedicated to assisting the poor, meeting basic needs such as shelter, nutrition, and health with special emphasis on older adults and the Jewish community.

About The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation annually distributes approximately $100 million to a wide range of charitable organizations. The Foundation is dedicated to assisting the poor through operating and capital grants to direct service organizations primarily located in Maryland, Hawaii, Northeastern Pennsylvania, New York, Israel, and the Former Soviet Union. Grants are focused on meeting basic needs such as shelter, health and socialization, nutrition, and on enhancing an individual's ability to meet those needs. Within that focus, emphasis is placed on older adults and on the Jewish community. 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 Chair 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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