Gregory Weingarten

Advisory Board Member

 

Gregory Annenberg Weingarten is Vice President and Director of the Annenberg Foundation, a family foundation that supports the worldwide community through its grantmaking, technical assistance and direct charitable activities. Through Gregory’s own grantmaking initiative GRoW @ Annenberg, he supports humanitarian efforts across the globe as well as innovative projects in health, education, the arts and civic and cultural life. Some of Gregory’s recent successful efforts include repatriating sacred Native American objects, funding a much-needed hospital in Bangladesh, supporting families inflicted by violence in South Los Angeles, and helping low-income students from underserved Los Angeles high schools achieve their dreams of a college degree.

Gregory is a member of various boards and advisory committees including the National Park Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, The Getty Center, the American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

A graduate of Stanford University, Gregory has a degree in political science. He worked as a journalist at The Times of London before embarking on a career as an artist. Gregory’s work has been shown in galleries and private collections throughout Europe and the U.S. and he continues to paint in his studio in Los Angeles.

Having lived in Paris for many years, Gregory’s efforts to create a vibrant partnership between France and America have earned him several honors. In 2007, he earned the title of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters). In 2009, Gregory received the distinction of Grand Mécène et de Grand Donateur de la Culture (Grand Patron and Grand Donor of Culture). In 2012, Gregory was appointed to France’s prestigious Legion of Honor (Légion d’Honneur), France’s highest honor for military and civil merits.

Along with his wife and philanthropic partner Regina, Gregory is active in the lives of his two children and, through them, is helping shape the next generation of philanthropy.