Welcome to General Welfare Group

General Welfare Group
611 Enterprise Drive
Oak Brook, IL 60523
P: 630-573-8700

GWG Team

Dick Cooper
Dick Cooper, GWG Managing Director, is a graduate of New York University. He completed the program on Investment Decisions & Behavioral Finance at the John F. Kennedy School of Finance at Harvard University, and is a member of the Society of Quantitative Analysts.

He is a member of the Board of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and serves on its Investment Committee. He is a Life Trustee of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and is a Life Member of the National Eagle Scout Association. In addition, he is a Governor Emeriti of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


William Benson
William Benson received his M.B.A. from Lewis University and a B.S. degree from Iowa State University. He is the C.F.O. for GWG and has been affiliated with Cooperfund, Inc. since 1984. Prior to that, he was an employee of KPMG from 1977 to 1984. William completed the C.P.A exam in 1978 and is a member of the AICPA and the Illinois Society of Public Accountants.


Eric Cooper
Eric Cooper attended the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is a member of the Chicago Biotech Network and the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Cooper is on the Board of Trustees of the Greenwood School, a boarding school that is designed to educate children with dyslexia and other related language difficulties by building an enhanced academic foundation in order to facilitate success in higher education. He is also a member of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America and the International Dyslexia Association.