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About Us

Science for the Future of Humanity

Founded in 1944, the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science is a community of visionary people who advance the partnership between science and philanthropy.

Meet the American Committee and the Weizmann Institute of Science

The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science is a community of dedicated people who share a common vision with the Weizmann Institute in support of our common mission: science for the future of humanity. The American Committee partners with individuals, families, foundations, and the business community to develop philanthropic funding for the Institute; educates the American public about the Institute’s research; and represents the Institute’s interests in the U.S. Whether through events such as galas, parlor meetings, and luncheons; meetings with Institute scientists; campaigns to spread the news of research discovery; and more, the American Committee’s nationwide presence helps bring the Weizmann Institute to you, and you to the Weizmann Institute.

On the Weizmann Institute campus in Rehovot, Israel, nearly 4,000 scientists, graduate students, highly skilled research technicians, and the staff who support them come to work every day with the goal of solving the most challenging problems facing humankind: climate change, world hunger and malnutrition, cancer and other diseases, safety and security, to name just a few. For more than 80 years, the Weizmann Institute’s curiosity-driven scientists have made thousands of landmark breakthroughs, and they continue to strive to make thousands more.

These discoveries are moved from the lab to the marketplace via the Yeda Research and Development Company, Inc., the Institute’s technology transfer arm. In addition, the Weizmann Institute’s graduate school is unique in that every student receives financial support, allowing them to focus solely on their research, and each student is immersed in hands-on research in the lab of a renowned scientist from day one.

Leadership Team

  • Harvey Knell

    Harvey Knell

    National Chair

  • Molly Morse

    Molly Morse


  • Dave Doneson

    Dave Doneson

    Chief Executive Officer

Education Programs

Committed to nurturing the next generation of scientists, the Weizmann Institute offers diverse programming designed to ignite sparks of discovery among students at all levels as well as the general public.

Learn More about our programs


Get Involved

Join us in the pursuit of science for the future of humanity by making a donation, attending an event, or sharing your wish for a better tomorrow.

See How You Can Get Involved

Contact Us

American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science
633 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
fax: 212.895.7999


Careers at the American Committee

Join our team to help make Weizmann’s lifesaving, hope-giving work possible.

Career Opportunities