Weinberg Foundation Doubles Employee Giving Grants
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Posted by: Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz
15 employees choose charities; staff awards total of $300,000 in single day
September 25, 2013
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the
largest private foundations in the United States, hosted its 7th annual
Employee Giving Program.
At the event, 15 employees each presented a check for
$20,000 to a Maryland nonprofit, consistent with the Foundation’s mission and
grant guidelines. A total of $300,000 was awarded this year. More than $1
million has been distributed since the inception of this professional
development and mission-focused effort.
"We know of no other philanthropic organization which
provides its entire staff with the opportunity to engage directly in the
grantmaking process,” said Ellen M. Heller, Weinberg Foundation Chair. "This is
always a very special day for all of us at the Foundation, on many different
levels. Every year, it seems, these grants reveal deep personal connections and
stories which only magnify the significance of the grants themselves.”
During the event, each Weinberg Foundation employee will
speak briefly about the nonprofit receiving a grant and will present a $20,000
check to the charity’s representative who will also speak.
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