Biography

Founder

Gregory Annenberg Weingarten is an accomplished artist whose work has appeared in galleries and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. He received a bachelor's degree in political science from Stanford University and worked as a journalist at The Times of London.

As a Vice President and Director of the Annenberg Foundation, Gregory founded GRoW @ Annenberg, a philanthropic initiative of the Annenberg Foundation that supports a broad range of innovative projects and organizations that 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 around the world.

At GRoW, Gregory's philanthropic reach has been broad and inclusive with support spanning causes in the areas of humanitarian and health, youth and education, culture and civics, environmental conservation, and the arts. Under his direction, GRoW has facilitated the repatriation of sacred Native American objects, supported teachers in remote areas of Peru, built healthcare centers in Bangladesh, helped create school safety programs in the California community of Watts, and funded museums, opera companies, jazz orchestras, and university student scholarships across the U.S. and Europe.

Founder

In 2015, after living in Paris for more than 25 years, Gregory and his wife and philanthropic partner, Regina, moved their family to L.A. 

 

Over the decades, Gregory's philanthropic work has earned him several honors: for his efforts in helping create a vibrant partnership between France and the United States, he received France's Legion d'Honneur (2012), the Grand Mécène, Grand Donateur de la Culture (2009), and the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (2007); for his leadership repatriating Native American sacred objects to their rightful owners, the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian Repatriation Award; and for cultural preservation efforts, the Ellis Island Foundation's Family Heritage Award.


Gregory is a member of various boards and committees, including London's National Gallery, Royal Opera House, and V&A Museum; Paris's Les Talens Lyriques, Paris Opera & Ballet, and Louvre Museum; and in the U.S., the National Park Foundation, the Penn Museum, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, and, most recently, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

In the Field

Pictured here meeting Chugach Cultural Leader John Johnson in 2014 after repatriating sacred objects to the Chugach Alaska Corporation.

In August, 2018, GRoW sponsored a screening of Black Panter at the Aero Theatre for members of the Watts community. Pictured here with attendees prior to the screening.

In 2018, GRoW partnered with LA Opera to sponsor an art poster contest for Los Angeles college and high school students. Photo courtesy of LA Opera.