GRoW @ Annenberg is the philanthropic initiative led by Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, a Vice President and Director of the Annenberg Foundation. GRoW is dedicated to supporting humanitarian efforts across the globe, as well as innovative projects in health, education, the arts, civic and cultural life, and more.
To support a broad range of innovative projects and organizations providing opportunities to address social and cultural issues, meet urgent community needs, and offer inspiration and collaboration — all with the goal of improving the quality of life in communities here and around the world.
We believe that every person deserves respect, dignity, and access to opportunities to achieve his or her own greatest potential. We strive to support organizations and leaders promoting these values.
Gregory has a degree in political science from Stanford University. He worked as a journalist at The Times of London before embarking on a career as an artist. His work has been shown in galleries and private collections throughout Europe and the U.S.
He is a member of various boards and committees, including the National Park Foundation, the Pennsylvania Museum, the Getty Center, the American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, and USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
Gregory and his wife Regina moved to Los Angeles with their two children in 2015, after living in Paris for more than 25 years. Gregory’s efforts to create a vibrant partnership between France and America have earned him several honors — among them, France’s highest award, the prestigious Legion of Honor.
In 2012, Gregory Annenberg Weingarten received the prestigious Legion of Honor Award in Paris presented by the former U.S. Ambassador to France and Monaco Charles Rivkin and former President of Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Helene David-Weill.
The 2016 Ellis Island Family Heritage award recipients, F. Murray Abraham, Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, Billie Jean King and Daniel Libeskind. Photo courtesy of The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation.
In 2016, Gregory Annenberg Weingarten visited the Hopi Tribe reservation in northeastern Arizona to participate in the repatriation of Hopi's sacred objects. Photo © GRoW @ Annenberg.
GRoW @ Annenberg supports the American Film Institute's Education and Arts Programming. Seen here at the 2017 AFI Awards, Ryan Gosling, Regina Weingarten and Gregory Annenberg Weingarten. Photo courtesy of AFI.
GRoW supports the educational programming at the American Cinematheque Awards. Seen here at the 2017 awards, Michael Shannon, Regina Weingarten, Gregory Annenberg Weingarten and honoree Amy Adams. Photo courtesy of American Cinematheque.
2017 Loving Hands Mother's Day Brunch. Pictured, Jorja Leap, Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, Kathy Wooten, and John Jones III. Photo © GRoW @ Annenberg.
Gregory Annenberg Weingarten meets Chugach Cultural Leader John Johnson and Eleanor M. C. Johnson in 2014 after repatriating sacred objects to the Chugach Alaska Corporation. Photo © GRoW @ Annenberg.
Gregory Annenberg Weingarten and Regina Weingarten visit the Watts Towers. Photo © GRoW @ Annenberg.
In 2016, Gregory Annenberg Weingarten received the Repatriation Award from the National Museum of the American Indian. Pictured, Regina Weingarten, Gregory Annenberg Weingarten and NMAI Director Kevin Gover and Anne Marie Gover. Photo courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian.
Gregory Annenberg Weingarten receives the LATTC Hero Award. PIctured, LACCD Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez, LATTC President Larry Frank, Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, Regina Weingarten and LATTC Foundation Board Member Sydney K. Kamlager. Photo © GRoW @ Annenberg.
East Side Riders Bike Club Founder, John Jones III presents a proclamation to Gregory Annenberg Weingarten for his work in the Watts Community. Photo © GRoW @ Annenberg.
Gregory Annenberg Weingarten hosts a luncheon to welcome the members of the Watts Leadership Institute cohort. Photo © GRoW @ Annenberg.
Gregory Annenberg Weingarten visits Grameen America's microloan recipient, Armando's Bakery Founder, Bertha Leon. Photo © GRoW @ Annenberg.
Pictured, Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, Christophe Rousset, conductor of Les Talens Lyriques and Regina Weingarten. Photo © GRoW @ Annenberg.
Los Angeles Trade Technical College's 2016 Gold Thimble Fashion Show. Photo © GRoW @ Annenberg.
GRoW hosts funder luncheon for Friendship Founder Runa Khan and Director Mark Elvinger, pictured here with Regina and Gregory Annenberg Weingarten. Photo © GRoW @ Annenberg.
Regina and Gregory Annenberg Weingarten with winners of LA Opera’s second annual poster contest, a program sponsored by GRoW. Photo courtesy of LA Opera by Steve Cohn Photography