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Donor Recognition

Be Known as Someone Who Makes a Difference

Legacies created today lead to medical and technological breakthroughs tomorrow. Time and again, Weizmann’s innovative personalized philanthropy has helped donors transform their lives from success to significance. It is a privilege to recognize Weizmann donors, both on the Institute campus and in the U.S. Recognition encourages thoughtful and generous planning of gifts with significance for Weizmann and as a legacy of pride for generations to come. Gifts may accomplish important financial objectives for their donors, as well as philanthropic goals for Weizmann. Recognition depends on the financial level and type of gift, and may include:

President’s Circle — Established by the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science to honor the extraordinary supporters who have contributed $1 million or more to the Weizmann Institute, this special group receives exclusive invitations, as well as reports from the President of the Weizmann Institute. Members also receive a distinctive pin.

Weizmann Honor Society —The Weizmann Honor Society was established to honor those who help provide an enduring base of support for Weizmann’s future. To be enrolled, let us know how you have remembered the Institute in your plans, whether through a bequest in your will or living trust; a beneficiary designation in your IRA, qualified retirement plan, or life insurance policy; or through a life income arrangement (gift annuity or trust) with a gift of appreciated stock, real estate, or valuable collectibles. If you would like to include Weizmann in your estate plans, we’ll help you explore ways to reach your goals. As a member of the Weizmann Honor Society, you will receive a special pin and certificate commemorating your gift, as well as mailings and invitations to Weizmann events in your area.

International Plaza and Other Weizmann Campus Installations — The name of the donor’s choosing may be inscribed at International Plaza, the central site for recognition of major gifts on the Weizmann Institute of Science campus. Recognition on or in campus installations, buildings, and facilities is also possible.

Publications — Donors are acknowledged in Weizmann Institute and scientific publications, whenever possible.

Donor Reports — Donors will receive periodic reports on research or from scientists or students supported by their gift.

Historic Record — Donors may be listed in the Historic Record of Major American Contributions, currently published in the Institute’s Annual Report.

Named Funds for Core Needs — Donors may be recognized by creating a fund in their name(s) or in memory or honor of a loved one. Funds may be created during the donor’s lifetime and later endowed in perpetuity through their estate plans. Core areas of need that can be supported with a named fund include:

  • Discovery Funds for curiosity-driven research exploring far frontiers of science and technology
  • Research Fund in an area of particular interest to you (e.g., cancer, alternative energy, neuroscience)
  • New Scientist Career Development Chairs and Presidents Development Chairs to initiate vibrant research
  • President’s Contingency Fund for advancing the Institute’s needs at the discretion of its president
  • Scholarship Funds (master's, doctoral, or postdoctoral)
  • Professorial Chair recognizing major scientific achievement
  • Science Education for Children — to provide extracurricular science programs for children at all levels of ability
  • Science for the Benefit of Humanity Fund (General Fund)