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The people behind the science
Our Donors

For more than 80 years, Weizmann scientists have been dreaming of a better world, and donor support has fueled their research every step of the way.

In 2019, the Weizmann Institute of Science was ranked 2nd in Nature’s international roster of the world’s top 200 research institutions measuring the impact of science on society, the only institute outside the US to make the top 10 list. Weizmann Canada’s committed and passionate donors enable our scientists to fly—all the way to top of the charts.

Canadian support continues to fuel ground-breaking science and leave a lasting impression on the Weizmann Institute campus.
  • Murray Koffler was the first Chair of Weizmann Canada and a driving force in building the organization. The Koffler Accelerator of the Canada Centre of Nuclear Physics, is not only an iconic landmark of the Weizmann Institute but of Israel. Learn More >
  • Thanks to the Sherman family, a potential therapy for ALS developed from the work of Weizmann scientists is set to move to the clinical stage right here in Canada through a collaboration between McGill University and the Weizmann Institute of Science. Learn More >
  • Stan and Ellen Magidson started the Calgary Chapter and have played a significant role promoting science education and science literacy in Western Canada, as well as garnering support for International Summer Science Institute student scholarships at the Weizmann Institute of Science.
PEOPLE
Donor Stories
Donor Spotlights
As a monthly donor and volunteer with Weizmann Canada’s Toronto chapter, Marc Diamant reflects on his instant connection to the Weizmann Institute and his passion for protecting the environment for future generations.
Donor Spotlights
As out-going President of Weizmann Canada’s Montreal chapter, Joanne Nemeroff reflects on seeing the Montreal community grow, the Weizmann Institute’s culture of collaboration and her continued work as a member of the National and International Boards.
Legacy Giving | Donor Spotlights
Lilian and Carol Abraham met in the early 1960s (while studying at the Weizmann Institute) and immediately connected over a shared love of science and learning, ultimately deciding to get married after only five dates. Their close friends, Dr. Hilary Vallance, a member of the Vancouver Chapter, and her husband Dr. Stan Shaw, reflect on their connection to science and the generous gift to Weizmann in their wills.
Donor Spotlights
Adam Betel, co-chair of Toronto’s Weizmann League, discusses getting connected with the Weizmann community, engaging the next generation of philanthropists and developing a passion for curiosity-driven research
Donor Spotlights
Montreal Chapter member, Scott Binns, discusses how he became connected with the Weizmann community, his interest in science and technology and what he hopes to achieve as a volunteer
Legacy Giving | Donor Spotlights
As the newest and youngest-ever member of the Vera and Chaim Weizmann Honor Society (an exclusive group named in recognition of Institute founder Dr. Chaim Weizmann and his wife Dr. Vera Weizmann), Zachary Schwartz reflects on leaving a gift to Weizmann in his will
Donor Spotlights
As a longtime member of the Weizmann Canada community and the Weizmann Institute of Science’s International Board, Dr. Dan Andreae has always been on the lookout for fellow passionate ambassadors that are committed to the cause.
Donor Spotlights
Vancouver Chapter member, Anja Haman discusses her passion for neuroscience, the progress being made on our understanding of the brain and getting to meet Weizmann scientists
Donor Spotlights
Toronto chapter member, Susan Kellner, discusses how she first got involved with the Weizmann community and her interest in getting youth curious about science. In this volunteer spotlight, she shares how a potential trip to Israel and the Weizmann Institute turned into an opportunity to engage with science much closer to home.