TACOMA — Museum of Glass announced a gift of $1 million dollars from the Weyerhaeuser Family to start the George Weyerhaeuser, Jr. Memorial Endowment Fund for the Museum. An additional $500,000 has been pledged in matching funds for gifs up to $100,000 each to the Museum’s endowment.
“This amazingly generous gift is a fitting tribute to George Weyerhaeuser, Jr.,” notes Susan Warner, Executive Director of Museum of Glass. “For me, George was a professional colleague and mentor, and most importantly, a friend. George was a magnificent trustee for Museum of Glass and was deeply committed to the Museum and its mission. He served on the Museum’s board from 1999 until his death, and served as board chair from 2004 to 2008. George provided sage counsel to the Museum’s first two directors, and to me when I became Executive Director in 2012. I miss him deeply.”