NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Automatic Data Processing (ADP)
FUNDING AREAS: Education, Culture, Health, Public Policy
OVERVIEW: Josh and Judy Weston move their philanthropy through the Josh & Judy Weston Family Foundation, which does a few million a year in grantmaking with a strong focus on New Jersey. The couple has a particular focus on education and arts in the state.
BACKGROUND: Josh S. Weston graduated with a degree in economics from CUNY and an MA in economics from University of New Zealand. He was CEO of Automatic Data Processing (ADP), an international computer service company that aids the management of industrial, retail, non-profit, financial and government organizations. He retired from ADP in 1998.
EDUCATION: The Westons have been steadily involved with Montclair State University in New Jersey. Some of this support includes STEM education at Montclair High School's Student Science Scholars program. The program partners with Montclair State University to provide educational opportunities to advanced students. The couple also bankrolled the Judy and Josh Weston Awards for Excellence in Teaching to support local educators. The awards ran for 25 years. Other grantees have included TEAM Schools, Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, Brooklyn Tech, Teach for America, and Liberty Science Center, where Weston serves as co-chair of the board.
CULTURE: The couple, via their foundation, have supported cultural institutions like NJ Performing Arts Center, and National Dance Institute, where Judy sits on the board. The couple also earmarks funds for select Jewish organizations like UJA.
PUBLIC POLICY: The Westons fund policy organizations such as Washington Institute.
LOOKING FORWARD: Expect to the couple to keep a philanthropic bullseye on the Garden State.
Josh & Judy Weston Family Foundation does not provide a clear avenue of contact. Here are address and phone:
Josh & Judy Weston Family Foundation
217 Christopher St.
Montclair, NJ 07042
Telephone: (973) 974-5828