Donor Spotlights
Celebrating Philanthropy
Dr. Abramson and the Glieds (Marika and Bill, z”l) at Celebrating Philanthropy.

Weizmann Canada hosted Dr. Kobi Abramson in Montreal and Toronto this past October. Dr. Abramson met with supporters and new friends in both cities and spoke about his research in autoimmune diseases.

His visit culminated with a keynote address at Weizmann Canada’s Celebrating Philanthropy, an evening of celebration and recognition in honour of supporters at the Shangri-La hotel in Toronto. Board Chair Jeff Cohen opened the program by reflecting on a successful year and thanking donors for their support, including transformational gifts from The Azrieli Foundation and The Gerald Schwartz & Heather Reisman Foundation.

Weizmann Institute scientist Dr. Abramson speaks at Celebrating Philanthropy in Toronto.
Attendees at Celebrating Philanthropy (L-R): Estelle Richmond, Laurie Cohen, Nancy Pencer, Michele Atlin, Ellen Miller


Vice Chair of the National Board, and Toronto Chapter President, Francie Klein welcomed new members to the Vera and Chaim Weizmann Honour Society, including Roslyn and Hymie Mida, and Linda and Sigmund Soudack. The annual Outstanding Leadership Award was presented to Ellen and Stan Magidson, in recognition of their passion, dedication and tireless support of science education.

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