SOURCE: Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

October 25, 2010 16:00 ET

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Celebrates $97 Million in Grants

Annual Community Gathering November 4 Expected to Draw Hundreds

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - October 25, 2010) - The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, will welcome community, civic, and business leaders to its Annual Community Gathering:

  • Thursday, November 4, 2010
  • 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Baltimore Hebrew Congregation (7401 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD)

The program will include comments by Weinberg Foundation Trustee Robert T. Kelly, Jr. and a video presentation highlighting the Foundation's life-changing work represented through just a few of the hundreds of the Foundation's grantees.

During the past fiscal year, the Foundation made charitable contributions totaling more than $97 million, reaffirming its position as one of the major American private funders for the benefit of financially disadvantaged individuals.

"The imprint of the Weinberg Foundation continues to grow, and our most important measure of success is the number of people helped directly by the nonprofits we fund," said Rachel Monroe, president of the Weinberg Foundation. "We look forward to expanding our role benefitting financially disadvantaged individuals whether they be older adults, those with disabilities, the hungry, those without medical care or employment, or children who deserve the best education possible."

Over nearly two decades, total charitable contributions of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation now exceed $1.4 billion.

The Annual Community Gathering is open to the public, but reservations are required. Please RSVP to Yvonne Sporrer at 410-654-8500, ext. 213 or email ysporrer@hjweinberg.org if you would like to attend.

About The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg 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 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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