Sanford “Sandy” I. Weill
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Retired Trustee

June 7, 2010 through June 2018

Sandy Weill is Chairman Emeritus of Citigroup and CEO of Casa Rosa Ventures. In 2017, Sandy was named to the World’s 100 Greatest Living Business Minds by Forbes in celebration of their centennial. In 2014, he was named to CNBC’s First 25, a definitive list of 25 people around the world who have had the greatest influence in business over the past quarter century. He is a former director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and has served on numerous corporate boards.

In 2015, Sandy retired as Chairman of Weill Cornell Medicine after 20 years and is now Chairman Emeritus. He also retired as Chairman of Carnegie Hall in 2015 after serving in this capacity for 24 years and assumed the role of President. Long a proponent of education, Mr. Weill instituted a joint program with the New York City Board of Education in 1980 that created the Academy of Finance, which trains high school students for careers in financial services. He serves as Founder and Chairman of the National Academy Foundation (NAF). In addition, Sandy is Chairman of the Executive Council at University of California, San Francisco; Chairman of the Lang International Music Foundation; Member of the Board of Visitors at the University of California, Berkeley; Member of the Chancellor’s Board of Advisors at the University of California, Davis; and Honorary Chair of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP).

In 2016, Sandy retired as Chairman of Weill Hall and the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University. He is a member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences and he and his wife of 63 years, Joan, are recipients of the 2009 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy and 2017 Kennedy Center Award for the Human Spirit.

Read Oral History Interview with Sandy Weill

President Ford Remarks at Weill Hall Groundbreaking—November 12, 2004.

On November 12, 2004, President and Mrs. Ford joined Joan and Sandy Weill at the ceremonial groundbreaking for the new home of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Joan and Sanford Weill Hall (Photo courtesy of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy)

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