The Up and Comers: Lilly Weinberg

Meet Lilly Weinberg of Knight Foundation, an honoree in the nonprofit category of the 2020 Up and Comer Awards

SFBW’s Up & Comer Awards honors young professionals who have achieved excellence in their careers, shown a commitment to their community and demonstrated leadership. To learn more about this year’s event, taking place Oct. 14, click here.


Weinberg joined Knight Foundation in August 2012. She is the program director with its Community and National Initiatives, managing Knight’s $140 million investment in 18 Knight cities.

Weinberg graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School and the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she concurrently earned master’s degrees in public administration and business administration.

A resident of Coconut Grove, Weinberg is active in Miami civic life. She served as the executive director and on the advisory committee until 2016 for the New Leaders Council. In 2018, she was chosen to participate in the Leadership Florida Connect Program and Miami’s Young American Leadership Program at Harvard Business School. She also serves on the board of directors for the International Downtown Association and The Friends of the Underline.


Favorite quote: “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” — Thomas Edison

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