SOURCE: The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

September 29, 2010 15:00 ET

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Appoints New Director of Community Affairs

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - September 29, 2010) -  The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, today announced that Craig Demchak has been appointed Director of Community Affairs.

In this new role, Demchak is responsible for all external communications and public relations efforts, as well as providing project management for the Weinberg Foundation's annual mission to Israel. He will also serve as a public ambassador for the Foundation, engaging community stakeholders in the Foundation's more than 50-year mission to serve poor and vulnerable individuals, with particular focus on the elderly.

"As an award-winning broadcast journalist, Craig has covered the people and issues of the Baltimore area, and the Jewish community, for many years," said Rachel Monroe, president of the Weinberg Foundation. "We are delighted to have his enthusiasm, passion, and creativity as he brings his extensive media and communications skills to our team."

Prior to joining the Weinberg Foundation, Demchak was an Executive Producer for WMAR-TV in Baltimore. His broadcast journalism career spans decades, including several years reporting and anchoring for WBFF-TV in Baltimore. His work has been recognized with numerous awards including seven regional Emmys. A Maryland native, Demchak earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Maryland College Park.

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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