NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: G. H. Walker & Co.
FUNDING AREAS: Education & Youth, Arts & Culture, Human Services, Religious
OVERVIEW: George Herbert Walker III and family move their philanthropy through the George Herbert Walker Foundation, which gave away $130,000 in a recent year. Walker's philanthropy through his foundation focuses on the St. Louis community.
BACKGROUND: Born in St. Louis, George Herbert Walker III graduated from Yale University and received a J.D. from Harvard Law School. His grandfather, George Herbert Walker, was the founder of G. H. Walker & Co., which Walker chaired. He went on to chair Stifel Financial and serve as the United States Ambassador to Hungary. Walker is a first cousin of former president George H. W. Bush.
EDUCATION & YOUTH: Walker supports Groton School in Massachusetts, which he attended. Much of his other foundation giving focuses on the St. Louis area. Walker is a longtime supporter of Webster University, home to the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology.
Grantees include Epsworth Children’s Home, Children's Education Alliance of Missouri, and Hungarian-Missouri Educational Partnership. Walker has received honorary degrees from two Hungarian universities.
ARTS & CULTURE: Grantees include Missouri History Museum, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, St. Louis Symphony, and Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.
HUMAN SERVICES: Walker and family have supported Beyond Housing; Grace Hill, which works with low-income families; and United Way of Greater St. Louis.
RELIGIOUS: Grantees include Dardenne Baptist Church, Episcopal Preaching Foundation, and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.
LOOKING FORWARD: Walker is in his 80s. His son, Goldman Sachs alum George Herbert Walker IV, is a foundation trustee and should stay on grantseekers' radar.
The George Herbert Walker Foundation
4549 Augusta Shores Court
Augusta, MO 63332