Maria Teresa Thierstein Simões-Ferreira Heinz (born October 5, 1938), known as Teresa Heinz, is an American businesswoman and philanthropist, the widow of former U.S. Senator H. John Heinz III (R-Pennsylvania), and the wife of U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-Massachusetts).
Teresa Heinz is the chair of The Heinz Endowments and the Heinz Family Philanthropies, disbursing money to various social and environmental causes. Heinz Endowments are among the largest philanthropic organizations in the United States.
To read more about Teresa Heinz and The Heinz Endowments visit her page on Wikipedia and The Heinz Endowment website.