Robert Woodruff assumed leadership of The Coca-Cola Company in 1923 and guided it until his death in 1985. In 1937 he incorporated the Trebor Foundation, which was renamed the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation following his death. The Foundation received funds from the estate of Mr. Woodruff's wife, Nell Hodgson Woodruff, who died in 1968, and from Mr. Woodruff's estate. The Woodruffs had no children.
The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, Inc. is an independent private foundation with a broad charter to support charitable, scientific, and educational activities. The Foundation is governed by a self-perpetuating board of trustees under the laws of the state of Georgia. Grants generally are limited to tax-exempt public charities located and operating in Georgia.
Financial Data (year ended 12/31/13)
Grants paid in 2013: $155,816,887 for 49 grants
Most recent tax return:
James B. Williams, Chairman
James M. Sibley, Vice Chairman
Wilton D. Looney
Charles H. McTier
E. Jenner Wood III
P. Russell Hardin, President
J. Lee Tribble, Treasurer
Erik S. Johnson, General Counsel and Secretary
Elizabeth A. Smith, Grants Program Director
Jenny Zhang Morgan, Grants Officer
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