Louis and Manette Mayberg
Trustees Louis and Manette Mayberg created the Mayberg Foundation as a grant making family foundation with a high impact, entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy. Both Manette and Louis serve on a variety of boards and are deeply involved in many issues and initiatives impacting how future generations will sustain Jewish values, literacy, practice and belief. Their philanthropic passions include Jewish outreach and Jewish education. Manette and Louis married in 1989, and are the parents of two sons and two daughters. They live in Kemp Mill, Maryland and Bal Harbour, Florida.
Manette’s passions are her family and philanthropy. When asked if she works, she answers, “I invest in the Jewish people,” which has been the case since she traded working for salary to volunteering her time for fulfillment 20 years ago.
Manette's newest philanthropic initiative is the Jewish Education Innovation Challenge (JEIC), which stimulates day school innovation by investing in groundbreaking educational models. Manette is also a co-founder of the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project which now partners with the Israeli Ministry of the Diaspora to bring thousands of women from 25 countries to Israel on subsidized transformational missions with the goal of changing the world through Jewish values.
Manette also supports local Jewish day schools and serve as an executive committee member of the Berman Hebrew Academy. Manette has authored opinion pieces on Israel and Jewish education, both published in the Washington Jewish Week and on Aish.com.
Louis Mayberg co-founded ProShares and ProFunds, Exchange Traded Funds, and Mutual Funds, where he served as principal until March, 2012. Mr. Mayberg has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services and investment industries and has started or rehabilitated numerous companies.
An active community volunteer and philanthropist, Mr. Mayberg has served on a variety of international, national and local boards and currently serves as Hillel board president at his alma mater, George Washington University. A trustee of the Mayberg Foundation along with his wife, Manette, he takes an entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy and counts among his most impactful initiatives Jewish Women's Renaissance Project, Securing America’s Future Energy and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.