The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Celebrates $106 Million in Grants Distributed in Past Year

BALTIMORE, Nov. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, today welcomes community, civic, and business leaders to its Annual Community Gathering:

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2013
  • 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Beth El Congregation, 8101 Park Heights Avenue, Pikesville, MD 21208

The multi-media program will celebrate the Foundation's mission, partnerships, and accomplishments of the past year. Jennie Chin Hansen, CEO, American Geriatrics Society will be the keynote speaker on the topic of "Living with Dignity: Community and Capacity". Many dignitaries including Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony Brown and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake also are scheduled to attend.

During the past year, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation paid more than $106 million in grants to nonprofits serving low-income and vulnerable individuals and families. Every year, as much as 40 percent of all Weinberg Foundation funding remains within Maryland.

"The Weinberg Foundation continues to strive to enhance its reputation as a national leader within the nonprofit community, while always focusing on its daily, core mission of serving those in the greatest need," said Rachel Garbow Monroe, Weinberg Foundation President. "We are only stewards of the vision – and the resources to touch countless lives – handed down by Harry and Jeanette Weinberg. This event honors their legacy and expresses the Foundation's deep gratitude to all of its partners and grantees for their exceptional, meaningful work this and every year."

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation administers grants through six primary program areas, Basic Human Needs and Health; Disabilities; Education (US and Israel); General Community Support; Older Adults; and Workforce Development. The Maryland Small Grants Program (MSGP) administers smaller, streamlined grants for all program areas.

CONTACT:Craig Demchak 443-738-1159 cdemchak@hjweinberg.orgSource:The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation