Together for justice

A Conversation with Fred Ali and Miguel A. Santana, Incoming President and C.E.O.

Fred Ali and Miguel A. Santana

This past September, we announced that our long-time President and C.E.O., Fred Ali, will be stepping down as head of the Weingart Foundation. Effective January 25, 2021, Fred will be succeeded by Miguel A. Santana, the recent President and C.E.O. of Fairplex and former City Administrative Officer of the City of Los Angeles. In this recent recorded conversation, Fred and Miguel explore Miguel’s background, his interest in working in philanthropy, and how he sees community voice shaping his new role. To watch the 15-minute conversation, click here.

 

Applications now available for the John W. Mack Movement Building Fellows Program

Deadline for Fellowship Applications: January 11, 2021

2019 John W. Mack Movement Building Fellows

The Weingart Foundation is excited to launch the second cohort of the John W. Mack Movement Building Fellows program, designed to strengthen the network of next-generation social justice and racial equity leaders in Southern California. Twelve emerging leaders will be selected to engage in transformative leadership development training, peer learning and coaching over an 18-month period.

Applications are due by January 11, 2021 at 5 p.m. Fellows will be announced by early March 2021. For more information on the John W. Mack Movement Building Fellows program, including eligibility, selection criteria and how to apply, click here.

 

President and C.E.O. Fred Ali to Step Down from the Weingart Foundation
Miguel A. Santana Named as New C.E.O.

September 29, 2020

Fred Ali

Fred Ali, President and C.E.O. of the Weingart Foundation, announced today that he will step down as head of the Foundation, effective January 2021.

"Fred is a one-of-a-kind leader who devotes himself to supporting the nonprofit community and has enhanced immeasurably both the field of philanthropy and the Weingart Foundation," said Board Chair Aileen Adams. "Our Board is full of gratitude that Fred’s vision and commitment helped transform us into an organization laser-focused on racial equity and justice."

The Foundation’s Board is also pleased to announce that Fred will be succeeded by Miguel A. Santana, the recent President and C.E.O. of Fairplex and former City Administrative Officer of the City of Los Angeles.

Click here to read the full announcement, along with messages from Aileen and Fred.