Michael R. Allweiss


Michael R. Allweiss

Mr. Allweiss is an attorney practicing for 37 years. During that span, he represented individuals and entities addressing a wide variety of concerns. For a more complete professional biography, you may review Mr. Allweiss’ website at www.lowestein.com.

What is more important at this time is Mr. Allweiss’ experience and interest in FED. In 2011, Mr. Allweiss, and his wife, Stefanie, who is also a member of our Board, took sabbaticals from their professional lives and volunteered with FED for more than three months, becoming familiar with FED’s mission and works. It is that engagement and ongoing relations with FED that brings Mr. Allweiss to the Board.

Prior to his 2011 commitments to the FED, Mr. Allweiss had volunteered for approximately 20 years as an Adjunct Professor at Tulane University and had served as the founding chair of a New Orleans Charter School, the Langston Hughes Academy, which came into being post-Hurricane Katrina. Mr. Allweiss was proud to receive the Crystal Gavel Award from the Louisiana State Bar Association. The Crystal Gavel Award was given to him in recognition of his work improving adult literacy in New Orleans.

His engagement with FED, to which he was linked through the American Jewish World Service, was an outgrowth of those interests. During his time in Thailand with the FED, Mr. Allweiss worked on various FED projects relating to internal operations. He also taught in a FED school and traveled to certain more remote communities to participate in human rights outreach and education.