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Director of Older Adults Grants Departs Weinberg Foundation

January 12, 2016, 8:42 AM HST
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The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the US, announced that Michael Marcus, program director of Older Adults Services, will leave the foundation on Feb. 29, 2016.

Weinberg grants are focused on meeting basic needs and enhancing an individual’s ability to meet those needs with emphasis on older adults, the Jewish community, and the Weinberg’s hometown communities of Hawai‘i, Maryland and Northeastern Pennsylvania.

After almost a decade at the Weinberg Foundation, Marcus will leave to launch his own consulting business focused on policy and advocacy efforts for the country’s older adults.

“Michael Marcus has helped to establish this organization as a national leader in grants supporting older adults,” said Rachel Garbow Monroe, president and CEO of the Weinberg Foundation. “Michael has provided leadership and vision in national and regional initiatives intended to build the field of aging supports and services. We will miss him, and we congratulate him on this next, exciting chapter of his career.”

“The Weinberg Foundation has given me an incredible opportunity,” said Marcus. “The foundation, by funding extraordinary grantees and services, is committed to allowing older adults to reside where they wish so that they may live out their lives with as much independence as possible and in dignity. Beyond professional accomplishments, I particularly enjoyed my connection with wonderful colleagues at the foundation.”


Aaron Merki, program officer for Older Adults, will be responsible for managing all Older Adults grantmaking in the US and Canada. Rafi Rone, who joined the foundation on Jan. 4, will manage the Weinberg Foundation’s Older Adults portfolio in Israel.


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