The Weinberg Center for Women's Health and Medicine
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg
Harry Weinberg’s family immigrated to the United States from Eastern Europe in 1911. Harry and his siblings grew up knowing firsthand what it was like to have little money but also understood that it took hard work and discipline to escape poverty.
Despite having little formal education, Harry was a gifted entrepreneur from an early age. Just 10 years old, he could be seen on the streets of Downtown Baltimore selling souvenirs to parade-goers celebrating the end of World War I.
Harry left home in his teens to build his future, and in the 1950s and 1960s, he built a diverse, intra-urban transportation empire, owning mass transit bus lines in New York, Scranton, Dallas, and Honolulu. Harry Weinberg accumulated an even larger fortune in securities and real estate. At the time of his death, he was the largest single real estate investor in Hawaii.
Through it all, Harry Weinberg never forgot his humble roots in Baltimore. Even as a young adult during the late 1930s, he pledged his then modest assets to enable many German Jews to reach safe haven in America. In 1959, he created The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation to continue his work to help the poor and vulnerable.
The fortune that Harry amassed now has grown to more than $2 billion - the assets that make possible today’s Weinberg Foundation grant-making. Harry Weinberg died in 1990, a year after his beloved wife, Jeanette, passed away. Their legacy lives on in the good work of the private Foundation that bears their names.
Since 1991, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has donated $10.7 million to Mercy Health Services to support capital projects, hospice renovation efforts, and the expansion of our women’s health services with the creation of The Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine, which opened in 2003.
The Weinberg Center is widely recognized as one of the region’s pre-eminent leaders in women’s healthcare. The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation’s transformational philanthropy enabled Mercy to house under one roof our Women’s Specialty Programs, the Surgery Center, Radiation Oncology Department, and Cancer services. Here, Mercy offers innovative treatment therapies in the battle against Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Ovarian Cancer and so many more critical diagnoses.
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