Funding & Founders


Support for the Weissberg Program is provided by the Weissberg Foundation.

Photo of Nina and Marvin Weissberg, founders of the Weissberg Foundation.

As a real estate developer, founder of the Weissberg Foundation, intrepid traveler, and life-long learner, Marvin Weissberg’s interests and commitments have ranged beyond municipal, even national, borders. A founding board member of the National Democratic Institute, he traveled the world as an election observer, building personal bonds with international activists and political leaders. These experiences shaped the development in 1998 of the Weissberg Program in Human Rights at Beloit.

As a founding board member of the Weissberg Foundation, CEO of the Weissberg Investment Corp, and a member of the Beloit College Board of Trustees, Nina Weissberg ’84 has worked with her family and the Foundation to support the College’s students, faculty, and greater community in engaging critically with, promoting, and defending human rights and social justice.

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