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“One of the greatest challenges in philanthropy is, quite simply, how to make a difference.

When you look at the scope of the challenges we try to tackle — providing good healthcare, empowering women, improving education for youth around the world — these are not small challenges. They're gigantic ones. That's why we focus on the true innovators: the people who are finding radical new ways to meet our challenges and leverage far greater change."

— GREGORY ANNENBERG WEINGARTEN

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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 & cultural life and more.

Mission & Values

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Our mission is to support a broad range of innovative projects and organizations addressing social and cultural issues, meeting urgent community needs, and offering inspiration and collaboration — all with the goal of improving the quality of life in communities around the world.

 

We believe that every person deserves respect, dignity, and equal access to opportunities.  We strive to support organizations and leaders promoting these values.

Biography

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Gregory Annenberg Weingarten is a Vice President and Director of the Annenberg Foundation, as well as the founder of GRoW @ Annenberg.

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. His work has been shown in galleries and private collections throughout Europe and the United States.

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 Légion d'Honneur (Legion of Honour).

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He is a member of various boards and committees, including the National Park Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

In the Field

Gregory Annenberg Weingarten meets Chugach Cultural Leader John Johnson in 2014 after repatriating sacred objects to the Chugach Alaska Corporation. 

Gregory Annenberg Weingarten attending a GRoW-sponsored screening of Black Panther at the Aero Theatre for members of the Watts community.  

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.