Person

Gregory Annenberg Weingarten

Nationality:

American

Occupation:

Philanthropic executive

Main Organization:

Annenberg Foundation

Gregory Annenberg Weingarten is a member of the Annenberg family of wealthy philanthropists who is a vice president and director of the family’s Annenberg Foundation. [1]

Early Life and Family

Weingarten received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Stanford University. He went on to work as a journalist at the London-based newspaper The Times. He became an artist whose work was featured in galleries and private collections throughout the United States and Europe. Weingarten is married to Regina Weingarten, has two children, and lived in Paris for more than 25 years before moving to Los Angeles in 2015. [2]

Overview

Weingarten is a vice president and director of the Annenberg Foundation [3] and operates the organization with his mother, Wallis Annenberg, and his siblings Lauren Bon and Charles Annenberg Weingarten. [4]

He is also the founder of GRoW Annenberg, a philanthropic initiative of the Annenberg Foundation. Weingarten’s philanthropic work ranges from funding opera companies, museums, and student scholarships, to building healthcare centers in Bangladesh, funding teachers in remote areas of Peru, and repatriating sacred Native American objects from Paris to the United States. [5]

Memberships

Weingarten is a member of various boards including the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the American Friends of the Paris Opera and Ballet, the National Park Foundation, and the American Friends of the Louvre. He is also a member of the Chairman’s Council at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a member of the President’s Council at the J. Paul Getty Trust. [6]

Activity

Through GRoW @ Annenberg, a philanthropic initiative of the Annenberg Foundation, Weingarten donated $1 million to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at its reopening for the 2021/2022 season. This donation will support the GRoW @ The Wallis educational initiatives over the next five years. [7] In 2019, Weingarten donated $100,000 via GRoW @ Annenberg to the Widows, Orphans and Disabled Firefighter’s Fund. [8]

References

  1. “Gregory Annenberg Weingarten.” USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Accessed March 2, 2022. https://annenberg.usc.edu/about/board-of-councilors/gregory-annenberg-weingarten. ^
  2. “Founder & Vision.” GRoW Annenberg. Accessed March 1, 2022. https://growannenberg.org/founder-and-vision ^
  3. [1] “Gregory Annenberg Weingarten.” USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Accessed March 2, 2022. https://annenberg.usc.edu/about/board-of-councilors/gregory-annenberg-weingarten ^
  4.  The Annenberg Foundation. Accessed February 26, 2022. https://www.rpvca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1248/Annenberg-Foundation-as-Grantmakers-PDF?bidId=. ^
  5. “Biography.” GRoW @ Annenberg. Accessed March 2, 2022. https://growannenberg.org/founder. ^
  6. “ABOUT THE SPACE: A Cultural Destination for Photography.” Annenberg Space for Photography. Accessed March 2, 2022. https://www.annenbergphotospace.org/about/. ^
  7. “The Wallis Receives $1 Million Dollar Gift to The Wallis’ Arts Education and Outreach Programs from Gregory Annenberg Weingarten.” THE WALLIS GROW BLOG. Last modified October 21, 2021. https://thewallisgrowblog.org/wallis-annenberg-center-for-the-performing-arts-announces-1-million-dollar-gift-to-the-wallis-arts-education-and-outreach-programs-from-gregory-annenberg-weingarten/. ^
  8. “GRoW @ Annenberg.” Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund. Last modified December 17, 2019. https://www.wodff.org/grow-annenberg/. ^
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