Our Campaign

The Transforming Tomorrow Campaign has a goal as forward-looking as the Weizmann Institute itself: to raise $75 million a year through 2019 in support of our 75th anniversary. We aim to shape the future of science and effect major change – not just for the Institute, but for everyone, everywhere.

The Transforming Tomorrow Campaign aims to raise $225 million in support of our 75th anniversary … and of our mission of science for the benefit of humanity. This is a time to act: like our founders in 1944, we have the opportunity to effect major change – for science, for Israel, for the world.

The Weizmann Institute of Science is today a globally respected leader in basic science research, thanks in no small part to the generosity of the American Committee’s family of dedicated supporters. By dramatically expanding our philanthropic partnership with the Institute, we aim to not just continue the tradition of the past 75 years, but advance it, ensuring that the pace of Weizmann science never falters. With your partnership, the Transforming Tomorrow Campaign will further elevate the Institute’s extraordinary students and scientists, carrying them forward as they seek solutions to our world’s most urgent challenges.

Today we have the opportunity to effect major change – not just for the Weizmann Institute of Science, but for everyone, everywhere.

The Campaign’s funding priorities fall into three broad categories: the People, the Science, and the Essentials of Research. There are ongoing needs for unrestricted annual funds that keep the Weizmann Institute operating at an unflagging level of excellence. Every single one of these options has the potential to make a major difference in the world – as do you.

We invite both long-time and new friends of the Institute to unite for science, recommit to the Institute, and make history once again. This is not only a time to celebrate, but to act: like our founders in 1944, we have the opportunity to effect major change – not just for the Weizmann Institute of Science, but for everyone, everywhere.

Why Give
In the dark days of 1944, the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, inspired by Chaim Weizmann, was founded. 75 years later, the Institute is a global beacon of scientific excellence.
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The People

Prof. Daniel Zajfman, President of the Weizmann Institute, often says that the single most important element in Weizmann’s success is its people. They are the lifeblood of the Institute. And donor support of this select group – from award-winning veteran scientists to students just beginning their journey – is crucial to the future of scientific research.

PROFESSORIAL, CAREER DEVELOPMENT, AND RESEARCH FELLOW CHAIRS honor experienced, proven scientists; young scientists just starting out; and the staff scientists who keep the research flowing.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS provide crucial support for master’s and doctoral students and for postdoctoral fellows, including a program to advance female scientists.

SCIENCE EDUCATION PROGRAMMING offers more than 70 initiatives, increasing science literacy by reaching children and teens, high school teachers, and the general public.

The Science

As one of the world’s foremost centers of basic science research, the Weizmann Institute knows that the best way to achieve breakthroughs is to free its scientists from commercial constraints and encourage their curiosity. With philanthropic support, this has led to life-changing, life-enhancing medicines, products, and technologies.

CENTERS AND INSTITUTES bring together, direct, and advance multidisciplinary research in a given field.

RESEARCH FUNDS directly stimulate work in an area of science that you particularly care about.

The Essentials of Research

Science needs something beyond brilliant researchers in order to succeed: the physical element. Without instrumentation, laboratories, equipment, and the buildings that house them, much less apartments, childcare, and other facilities that provide on-campus quality of life, science cannot happen. From the most basic needs to the most advanced, the tools of science all have a price tag.

INSTRUMENTATION AND EQUIPMENT purchase and upgrade is a critical and constant need in all areas of science.

BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES, both new and renovated, support the Institute’s growth and are needed to house labs, graduate students, and longer-term visiting scientists.

The names of all supporters who contribute $25,000 or more to the Transforming Tomorrow Campaign will be inscribed on a plaque in the lobby of the U.S.-Weizmann International Residence. This new building will provide housing for postdoctoral fellows who come to the Weizmann Institute from around the world.
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