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For 40 years, the ISEF Foundation has been a partner with the Weizmann Institute, providing scholarships for minority Israelis to pursue higher education in the sciences. In recognition of these decades of collaboration, we present three Weizmann graduates - successful scientists all - who benefited from an ISEF scholarship.
2017 marks a decade since the Weizmann Institute took action to bridge science’s gender gap by establishing the Israel National Postdoctoral Award Program for Advancing Women in Science. The program’s success is quantifiable and inspirational – and good for women, for science, for the Weizmann Institute, for Israel … for the world.
The 37th Annual Telly Awards, a highly-respected international competition recognizing outstanding films and videos, has awarded the American Committee with a Bronze Telly for its film "Project-Based Fundraising."
The Midwest Region hosted the 6th Annual Women for Science Luncheon, an inspiring event honoring women who change lives. The program included a presentation by the Weizmann Institute's Dr. Karina Yaniv, and recognized the 2016 Vision and Impact Award honoree Dr. Janice Feinberg.
Introducing NextGen, the American Committee’s new initiative dedicated to inspiring the philanthropic leaders of tomorrow. The NextGen Committee recently held its inaugural “Science on Tap” event at City Winery in New York. This evening of science, networking, and wine tasting featured three stellar students from the Weizmann Institute’s Feinberg Graduate School.
Being able to “see big gifts in action” motivates donors like Carol Milett to give during their lifetime. As Forbes reports, IRA gifts can be treated like the annual output of an endowment, which ACWIS’s Steve Meyers calls a “virtual endowment.” This arrangement benefits all parties; for example, Milett personally knows the Weizmann lung-cancer researcher her fund supports.
Project-Based Fundraising empowers people of all ages to join the Weizmann Institute’s search for answers to humanity’s greatest challenges—from fighting cancer to protecting the environment to exploring space. This platform features 12 vital Weizmann research projects in need of support. After selecting a project that inspires you, you can set up your own fundraising page, and mobilize friends and family to join your efforts. Learn more—and get involved.
Six outstanding students from the Institute’s Feinberg Graduate School traveled across the Atlantic for the second U.S. “Scientists of Tomorrow” tour. The students brought energy and enthusiasm as they discussed their work at breakfasts, luncheons, dinners, and “Science on Tap” events. While their research subjects varied from cancer to biological clocks to the human brain, they shared a passion for science – and a desire to spread the spirit of discovery to the general public.
The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science today launched Project-Based Fundraising, a digital platform that enables donors to support one of 12 vital Weizmann research projects in an area they find meaningful. By harnessing the power of crowdfunding, Project-based Fundraising aims to increase philanthropic support for science, advance science literacy for all, and raise awareness of the urgency for research to help solve humanity’s greatest challenges.