Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, a Vice President and Director of the Annenberg Foundation, is dedicated to supporting innovative projects in the arts, education and humanitarian efforts through GRoW Annenberg Foundation TM.
Gregory graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Political Science. He later worked as a journalist at The Times of London, before embarking on a career as an artist. He primarily shows his work in the United States and France. Gregory’s philanthropic work is diverse both programmatically and geographically. It ranges from tackling homelessness in Riverside County to supporting teachers in remote areas of Peru to constructing a universally-accessible baseball field in the San Fernando Valley to funding a dance program for underprivileged children at the Royal Opera House in London.
Gregory is a member of various boards including the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, the National Parks Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the USA Foundation of The American Library in Paris, the American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet and the American Friends of the Louvre. He is also a member of the President’s Council at the J. Paul Getty Trust and a member of the Chairman’s Council at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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.
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 2012, Gregory was appointed to France’s prestigious Legion of Honor (Légion d'Honneur). Gregory’s wife Regina Weingarten, a partner in his philanthropy, also received the Legion of Honor award in 2008. In 2009, Gregory received the distinction of Grand Mécène et de Grand Donateur de la Culture (Grand Patron and Grand Donor of Culture); and in 2007, he earned the title of Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters).
Most recently, in May, 2016, Gregory was honored by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian with the Innovative Partnership in Repatriation Award for his work purchasing sacred Native American objects from an auction house in Paris and repatriating the them to their rightful Native American owners.