Marshall M. Weinberg graduated from the University of Michigan in 1950. He spent one year in the graduate program in philosophy at Harvard University and later transferred to the Columbia Graduate School of Business. He was then employed at the New York investment firm Herzfeld & Stern, where he spent his professional career.
Marshall Weinberg's philanthropy encompasses higher education, reproductive rights (through the Center for Reproductive Rights and Law), and international justice.
At the University of Michigan, Mr. Weinberg supports Judaic Studies, the Population Studies Center, the School for Environment and Sustainability, and the Department of Philosophy in addition to the Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science.
In 2008, Marshall Weinberg received the David B. Hermelin Award for Fundraising Volunteer Leadership, the university's most prestigious award for volunteers. He received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at Spring Commencement at Michigan Stadium on May 3, 2014.