Dwight L. Stuart, Jr. has served as a Trustee of the Stuart Foundation since 1982. He is the Chairman of the Board and a member of the Executive and Investment Committees. He is a descendent of Elbridge A. Stuart and Elbridge H. Stuart, the Stuart Foundation’s founders.

Dwight is also the Chair of the Board of Advisors of the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund. The Fund was established as a charitable trust by Dwight’s father, Dwight Stuart Senior, in 2000 to support direct services in youth serving agencies in the greater Los Angeles area. The Fund focuses on building capacity for neighborhood based non-profit organizations, many challenged by the hard economic times. Dwight is involved in all aspects of the management and program work of the Fund and oversaw the merger of the Fund with the Stuart Foundation in 2010. Dwight has also served on the Boards of Directors of the Los Angeles Education Partnership and the Western County Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Prior to joining the Board of the Stuart Foundation, Dwight was Vice President and General Manager of Carnation – U.S. Pet Food Division. Dwight started at his family’s company in 1970, beginning in sales management in Atlanta and Dallas and later at the company’s Los Angeles corporate headquarters. He now invests in southern California real estate.

Dwight’s passion is public education reform. His abiding philosophy is that a strong and vibrant educational system is the root of a successful society – economically, socially, and collectively.

Dwight resides in Beverly Hills, California.