The Weinberg Fellows Program seeks to strengthen the effectiveness of nonprofit agencies which serve disadvantaged members of the community

Program Background

From the beginning, the Foundation has carried out its mission of assisting the poor and vulnerable by strengthening community organizations that serve people in need. In 1992, the Foundation opened a second front in this effort with the inauguration of its Weinberg Fellows Program. Beginning in Hawaii and expanding into Baltimore in 2002, the Program aims at enhancing the skills and effectiveness of executive directors and key volunteer leaders of nonprofit organizations that serve the Weinberg Foundation’s target populations.

fellows_2009Coming together in a collaborative, supportive environment, participants explore critical issues and trends in nonprofit management; develop common understandings of standards and best practices; connect with a rich network of resources; and work on positioning their agencies for maximum benefit to their communities. Weinberg Fellows meet and form long-term relationships with their peers and develop enduring cross-agency and cross-sector partnerships. 

The program typically consists of live-in sessions featuring interactive panel discussions and presentations that cover the full spectrum of executive director roles, responsibilities, and key relationships. Break-out sessions focus on the challenges and opportunities facing individual participants and their agencies.  The Weinberg Fellows Program complements the Weinberg Foundation’s grantmaking process by enhancing the effectiveness of the Foundation’s partners. The result is a network of leaders working to improve the quality of life for poor and disadvantaged people in Hawaii and Baltimore.

The 2011 Weinberg Fellows Class concluded in September 2011. We are not recruiting a new Weinberg Fellows Class at this time.  If you have any questions, please contact Christina Laumann, Program Assistant Manager and Liaison for the Weinberg Fellows Program, at or 410-654-8500 x227.

If you would like information regarding the Weinberg Fellows Giving Circle, please contact Shelly Terranova, Annual Fund Director , at Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. You can also reach her by calling 410-396-1963, or by emailing



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