(JTA) — The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has named Barry Schloss, its chief financial officer, as its new board chair.
Schloss, a Weinberg Foundation trustee since 2005, will continue to serve as CFO and treasurer. He succeeds Ellen Heller, who concluded her term on Monday and will leave as a trustee in May.
The Baltimore-based Weinberg Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the United States.
“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,” Schloss said in a statement Tuesday. “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.”
For the 22 years before joining the Weinberg Foundation, 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, the Weinberg Foundation’s president and CEO, said “the board was unanimous in its support for Barry in this role.”
The foundation distributed about $200 million to an array of Jewish and Israeli causes over the past three years, including grants to JTA.