Philadelphia Futures mourns the passing of Phil Weinberg
Phil Weinberg was a critical member of the Philadelphia Futures community. He served on Futures’ Board of Directors for 10 years and was Board Chair for 2 years. He was a friend, mentor, and one of Philadelphia Futures’ biggest supporters. He will be deeply missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing him and we are heartbroken over the news of his passing.
Phil and his wife Terry joined Futures when the organization merged with White-Williams Scholars in 2011 and he was very involved in making the merger happen successfully.
Phil graciously hosted our Young Men’s Initiative members for Career Day every year at the Wells Fargo Center and always made sure they had an incredible experience. He was personally invested in the success of our scholars and on many occasions spoke with them about their college and career goals. In fact, Phil worked tirelessly to open up a pipeline for internships at Comcast Spectacor.
When Phil found out that one of our scholars was attending his alma mater, Hamilton College, he reached out and walked him through the decision phase and gifted him with Hamilton swag.
He was the lead Board person for our current strategic plan and spent hours each month focused on making sure we pushed ourselves to meet our expansion goals.
These are just some of the examples that highlight the amazing person that Phil was.
“I am so saddened to think of a world without Phil Weinberg,” said Sara Woods, President and CEO of Philadelphia Futures. “He was a friend, mentor, and coach…to me, to our staff, to our students, and to his fellow board members. I will never forget Phil leading our Young Men’s Initiative members onto the center court of the Wells Fargo Center after Career Day and seeing his joy at watching our students shooting hoops in the arena, or the day he celebrated when one of our scholars accepted an offer of admission at Hamilton College, his alma mater. He cared deeply about our students, about our staff, and about our community. He and Terry truly lived our mission, and he will be missed terribly.”