about

THE FOUNDER

The Merck Family Fund was established in 1954 by George W. Merck, President of Merck & Co., Inc.  He created the fund for two principal reasons: to do good with the resources acquired through the company’s success, and to create an opportunity to regularly bring family members together.

GOALS

• Restore and protect the natural environment and ensure a healthy planet for generations to come.

• Strengthen the social fabric and the physical landscape of the urban community.

VALUES

• Remember and honor the founder, George W. Merck, a man of exceptional integrity, creativity, and generosity. His commitment to family, philanthropy, and passion for new ideas stand as an inspiring example for generations to follow.

• Commit to high ethical standards. As stewards of this public trust, the trustees are responsible for following both the spirit and the letter of the law, transparency in business, and respect for all involved.