The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, has welcomed retired ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin as the 12th trustee in the Weinberg Foundation’s history. Levin, who began her term in May, was unanimously selected by the foundation’s board in November 2015 following a nationwide search.
The foundation’s trustees, who together comprise the board of directors, are responsible for setting the policies and guidelines of the foundation. Levin is a distinguished fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, where she facilitates connections for the council with the government and business leaders on a variety of political, economic and environmental issues. She also serves as an adviser for the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago. Levin was the 65th ambassador to the Netherlands from 2009 to 2011. Her parents were Dutch Jews who fled from the Netherlands to Suriname in 1942 and emigrated to the U.S. in 1948, shortly before she was born.
Levin will succeed Judge Ellen M. Heller, who concludes her six-year term, including the past three years as board chair. Levin joins board members Barry I. Schloss, who is the current board chair, Donn Weinberg, Alvin Awaya and Robert T. Kelly Jr.