Barry Schloss has been named the new chair of the board of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States.
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Schloss, who already serves as one of the Weinberg Foundation’s five trustees and will continue in his role as Treasurer/CFO, succeeds Ellen Heller, who concluded her term as chair on Feb. 29, 2016, and who will also conclude her role as a trustee on May 16, 2016.
“Since my election to the board of trustees in 2005, I have had the pleasure of seeing this organization grow and improve in a number of ways. Today, the Weinberg Foundation is more visible, professional, and engaged with the community. Most importantly, as evidenced by the recent announcement of the new grants area serving veterans and their families, the Foundation is constantly striving to better serve low-income and vulnerable individuals and families,” Schloss said in a statement on Tuesday.
For the 22 years before joining the Weinberg Foundation in 2005, Schloss was director of Accounting and Auditing Services for Gorfine, Schiller & Gardyn, P.A., a CPA firm located in Owings Mills, Maryland. Schloss is a member of the board of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and the LEADERship (a program of the Greater Baltimore Committee) where he also serves as treasurer.
Rachel Garbow Monroe, Weinberg Foundation president and CEO, said that “the board was unanimous in its support for Barry in this role.”
The Baltimore-based foundation distributed about $200 million to an array of Jewish and Israeli causes over the past three years (including grants to JTA).