Katherine Weaver is Chair of the Weaver Foundation, which was founded by her husband Mike and his father Herman in 1967.  In addition, she serves on the Board of the W.A. Stern Foundation, a family foundation established by her late uncle.  She is also a member of the Board of Trustees at Elon University. Since 1992, Katherine has been President of Residence Development Company, which develops, manages and invests in Greensboro commercial and residential real estate.  She graduated with a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and obtained her MBA from Wake Forest University. She and her husband Mike reside in Greensboro, NC with their twin fifteen year old sons and six grandchildren nearby, all of whom serve on the Weaver Foundation’s Junior Board.

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Adding nonfamily trustees and community voices to your family foundation board

Posted on March 14, 2013 by Adam Gibbons, Alan Fox, Diane Kaplan, Katherine Weaver, Richard Moore

What are the signs that your foundation’s board might benefit from adding a community leader to bring new energy and a fresh voice to board deliberations and decisions? Some family foundations have never had an outside trustee on the board and don’t want one. Others have had non-family trustees since their inception—either a friend or business associate of the founder, a trusted lawyer or accountant, or a program expert or local community leader respected by the family… Read More

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