Gerri Kahnweiler has been involved in philanthropic services for more than 20 years, including serving as a president of a private foundation. She is actively engaged in the community and serves as Chairwoman of the Jewish Women's Foundation. Gerri is a also a member of the board of the Jewish Federation--Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago. For the past nine years, Gerri has been involved in Township government having served as a Peer Jury Advocate for four years and as a member, and past chairperson, of the Health and Human Services Advisory Committee. She was elected to a four-year term as a New Trier Township Trustee in 2009 and re-elected in 2013. Gerri currently serves as the trustee liaison to the Committee on Disabilities. She also began serving as a Commissioner of the Winnetka Park District in 2009. In 2013, Gerri was elected to another four-year term as Commissioner to the Winnetka Park District. She has been a resident of Winnetka since 1995.