Stanford University Commends Winnick Family Foundation For Support to Graduate Business School

September 21, 2009

Dr. Lawrence Wein, operations management and homeland security expert, is named The Winnick Faculty Fellow of 2009-2010 at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. “The Winnick Family Foundation’s investment in faculty excellence is vital to keeping the School at the frontiers of knowledge,” said new GSB Dean Dr. Garth Saloner.

Dr. Lawrence M. Wein has been named The Winnick Faculty Fellow of 2009-2010 at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business (GSB). The fellowship is funded by an annual grant from the Winnick Family Foundation in support of teaching excellence at the School.

Said GSB Dean Dr. Garth Saloner: “The Winnick Family Foundation’s investment in faculty excellence at GSB is vital to keeping us at the frontiers of knowledge and world-class teaching by originators of the latest ideas in management such as Professor Lawrence Wein.”

Added Saloner in a letter to the Foundation’s Executive Director: “Thank you for the Foundation’s generosity and your demonstrated commitment to faculty as a key priority for GSB.”

Professor Lawrence Wein, who also holds the Paul E. Holden chair in management at the School, is a recognized expert in operational logistics and homeland security. In a recent and strongly worded article in the New York Times, he forcefully argued that America immediately needs to do more to provide detection measures at vital ‘nodes’ such as seaports, airports and border stations.

Said Foundation founder Gary Winnick: “The Graduate School of Business at Stanford is in the top tier of the finest management schools in the world and one of the very few to have three Nobel laureates on its faculty. We are pleased to provide support to the School’s new Dean, Garth Saloner, and to the world-class scholars on the faculty at GSB such as Lawrence Wein who was recently elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering by his peers.”

About the Winnick Family Foundation:
The Winnick Family Foundation encourages project-specific programs but also selectively supports capital campaigns and unrestricted gifts to grantee organizations. There is a preference for projects in Los Angeles and New York – or those having an international component.

Foundation naming grants include:

  • Winnick Family Clinical Research Institute at Cedars Sinai Hospital
  • Winnick House and Arnold S. Winnick Student Center at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University
  • Winnick International Conference Center at the Simon Wiesenthal Center / Jerusalem
  • Winnick Children’s Zoo in Los Angeles
  • Winnick Faculty Scholar at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University
  • Winnick Hall at the Skirball Cultural Center
  • Arnold & Blanche Winnick Popular Library and Karen Winnick Children’s Gallery at the Los Angeles Central Library
  • Winnick Hillel House at Syracuse University
  • Winnick Board Room at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City
  • Winnick Winners Mentoring Program for the Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Winnick Fellows at UCLA School of Medicine
  • Winnick Gallery at Yeshiva University Museum, Center for Jewish History

Karen and Gary Winnick and the Foundation have endowed university and high school literacy and scholarship programs at Brown University, at Mrs. Winnick’s alma mater Syracuse University, and at Gary Winnick’s alma mater, Long Island University.

They have also funded the transformation of the on-campus C.W. Post mansion administrative center — renamed Winnick House — as well as the main cafeteria which is now named in honor of Mr. Winnick’s late father.

In California, the Foundation has supported educational programs at the California Science Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, KOREH L.A., the Los Angeles Zoo, L.A.’s Best Afterschool Program, the Wonder of Reading, the Fulfillment Fund and Noah’s Ark at the Skirball Center.

Among the many other Foundation grantees are the Special Olympics, The Center for Jewish History, Children’s Scholarship Fund, Partnership for Better Schools, Teach for America, The Gettysburg Foundation, The National Parks Foundation, Best Friends Animal Society, The Los Angeles Police Foundation, Shoah Foundation, and the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University.

The Foundation also supports charities operating outside the United States, including the International Medical Corps, Flora and Fauna, World Wildlife Fund, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the Israel Museum, the Israel Philharmonic, the Jerusalem Zoo, Heifer International and the Bloomfield Science Museum at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. For more information on the Foundation and its work, visit on the Web.

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