The Weston Foundation
The Weston Foundation is a Chicago-based private charitable trust established in 2007 by Roger L. Weston, former CEO of Greatbanc Inc., and is governed by a small trustee board that designates over 50 grants/yr ranging $500 – $10,000 in size. The Weston Foundation was created with the following mission: "to promote the greatest good, with a particular emphasis on helping children, animal welfare, and the environment."
Long-term projects of The Weston Foundation include:
- The Weston Career Center at Washington University's Olin Business School, which assists business students in pursuing their professional goals.
- The R. L. Weston Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago, housing the Japanese lacquerware collection since 2010.
- The Weston Foundation. http://www.thewestonfoundation.org. 2011.
- "Weston Career Center: still more work to be done." http://www.studlife.com/forum/2010/02/15/weston-career-center-still-more-work-to-be-done/. Washington University's Student Life. February 15, 2010.
- "The Art Institute Unveils New Galleries of Japanese Art." http://www.artic.edu/aic/aboutus/press/Weston_Wing.pdf. Art Institute of Chicago. September 26, 2010.