George Weiss

Founder

George A. Weiss is President of George Weiss Associates, the money management firm he founded in Hartford, CT, in 1978.

Mr. Weiss also serves as chairman of Say Yes To Education, Inc., a national non-profit foundation committed to opening access to post-secondary education for high poverty youth.  Mr. Weiss believes that access to post- secondary education can truly change lives, especially for students facing enormous social and financial challenges.

To this end, he created the Say Yes to Education foundation in 1987 with a promise to pay the full costs of college or vocational training for 112 students at the Belmont Elementary School, located in one of Philadelphia's most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.  Since then, the Say Yes program has grown to include 65,000 students in five cities.

Additionally, Mr. Weiss is a trustee of Penn Medicine, member of the Penn Medicine executive committee and Trustee Emeritus of the University of Pennsylvania; he chaired the University Committee for Undergraduate Financial Aid, and served on the Athletics Advisory Board.  He received the 1985 Alumni Award of Merit in recognition of his dedicated service to UPenn.

 

Mr. Weiss also received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Lesley College in 1990 as well as Colby-Sawyer College in 1994. He has received numerous humanitarian and community service awards including the University Medal for Distinguished service, and the Marine Corps Foundation Semper Fidelis Award.  Mr. Weiss graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in business in 1965.