Garfield Weston Foundation

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"The Garfield Weston Foundation was established in 1958 by Willard Garfield Weston, a Canadian businessman who arrived in the UK with his family in 1932. He was the creator of Associated British Foods and the Foundation was endowed with the donation of family-owned company shares. As a result, the Foundation is today the ultimate controller of the company.

"Garfield Weston senior was succeeded as chairman of both Associated British Foods and the Garfield Weston Foundation by one of his sons, Garfield Howard Weston (Garry), who in the second half of the 20th century successfully developed the company into a major international organisation and at the same time became one of the UK’s most well regarded philanthropists. During Garry’s time as chairman over nearly twenty-five years the annual donations grew from less than £1 million to over £30 million and he made a positive impact on numerous projects, both large and small, throughout the United Kingdom."[1]

Board (2009)

Accessed October 2012: [2]



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  1. Garfield Weston Foundation History, organizational web page, accessed October 16, 2012.
  2. Garfield Weston Foundation 2009 Annual Report, organizational web page, accessed October 16, 2012.