George Herbert Walker III

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 conduct their philanthropy through the George Herbert Walker Foundation, which gave away $130,000 in a recent year. Walker's philanthropy centers around the St. Louis area.

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 the cousin of former president George H. W. Bush. 

ISSUES:

EDUCATION & YOUTH: Walker supports Groton School in Massachusetts, which he attended. The rest of his giving generally centers around the St. Louis area. Walker is a longtime supporter of Webster University, home to the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology.

Other 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 MuseumOpera Theatre of St. LouisSt. Louis Symphony, and Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.

HUMAN SERVICES: Walker and family have supported Beyond Housing, United Way of Greater St. Louis, and Grace Hill, which works with low-income families.

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. 

CONTACT:

The George Herbert Walker Foundation
4549 Augusta Shores Court
Augusta, MO 63332