Jonathan Weedman

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jonathan Weedman has enjoyed over 30 years of extensive professional experience working in the corporate, nonprofit and community sectors. This includes currently as a consultant for several nonprofit organizations in the areas of fundraising, project development and management, Board recruitment and building strategic partnerships, along with hosting his weekly podcast, “Community Conversations.” 

 

Prior to that, Weedman served as the 6th Executive Director for Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, a nationally recognized performing arts organization where he made significant contributions to strengthen the organization’s infrastructure, fundraising performance, public visibility and advance GMCLA’s artistic achievements. 

 

For over 20 years, Weedman served as Senior Vice President for the Wells Fargo Foundation and directed the company’s philanthropic, volunteer and community engagement programs for the Southern California Region and the State of Arizona, with an annual contributions budget of over $20 million. 

 

He also served as Cultural Affairs Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and was Founding Chair of the Grand Park Foundation appointed by Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina.  He has served on numerous Board of Directors including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Colburn School, Inner City Youth Orchestra, MUSE/IQUE, and is Chair Emeritus of the Young Musicians Foundation.  He is also a classically trained pianist and conductor.   A third generation Californian, Weedman attended University of Southern California and UCLA, and is the grandson of former California Governor Goodwin Knight.  He and his husband reside in Altadena.

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“If you really want to feel good and do something nice for yourself, do something nice for someone else.  You’ll feel it in your core. I guarantee you.”