The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation announced Ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin (Ret.), who has served as a trustee of the Weinberg Foundation since 2016, was elected as chair of the board for a three-year term beginning today.
She succeeds Robert T. Kelly Jr., who joined the foundation in 2006 as a trustee and most recently served as the foundation’s chair for a three-year term that concluded May 31.
Hartog-Levin is a Distinguished Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. She was a lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School from 2013 to 2017. In addition, she was the 65th U.S. ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands from 2009 through 2011. Her parents were Dutch Jews who fled from the Netherlands to Suriname in 1942 and immigrated to the U.S. in 1948, shortly before she was born.
Hartog-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 adviser 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.
Hartog-Levin is a graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in Russian language and literature. She received a Juris Doctor from Loyola University School of Law. Hartog-Levin also holds an honorary LLM from Knox College. She resides in Winnetka, Illinois, with her husband Daniel Levin, chairman of The Habitat Company and CEO of East Bank Club. Hartog-Levin has a daughter, a son, and three grandchildren.
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