Ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin (Ret.)

Chair and Trustee

Ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin (Ret.) is the current Chair of the Board and has served as a Trustee of the Weinberg Foundation since May of 2016. Ambassador Levin is a distinguished fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Levin was the 65th Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kingdom of the Netherlands from 2009-2011. Her parents were Dutch Jews who fled from the Netherlands to Suriname in 1942 and immigrated to the US in 1948, shortly before she was born.

Ambassador Levin’s prior professional roles include serving as a senior consultant at Res Publica Group, vice president for external affairs at the Field Museum, and a legal advisor to the Illinois State Board of Education. Her professional career includes 20 years in private practice representing primarily school boards, private and public colleges, and social service agencies. She was a lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School from 2013-2018. Ambassador Levin holds, or has held, numerous board positions with organizations, including the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, WWCI (WTTW-WFMT), the Harris Public Policy School of the University of Chicago, the East Bank Club, the Chicago Advisory Board of US Bank, DePaul University, Columbia College Chicago, the Merit School of Music, the Buck Institute for Research on Aging (Novato, CA), the Foundation for the National Archives (Washington, DC), and the Roosevelt Institute (New York, NY). She has served as a member of and chaired the Arts Alliance Illinois Board of Directors.

Ambassador Levin is a graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in Russian language and literature. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University School of Law. She holds an honorary LLM from Knox College.

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