By leaving a gift in your will to Weizmann UK you will allow scientists at the Weizmann Institute to continue their ground breaking research. It is a wonderful way for us to support the work of our scientists. A legacy can help you ensure that long into the future you will have played your part in allowing countless ground-breaking scientific discoveries to be made for the benefit of humanity.
If you would like to discuss making a legacy gift to Weizmann UK, we would be delighted to discuss some options with you. We recommend that you also seek professional advice if you do decide to leave a gift in your Will.
By making us aware of your intentions we will be able to answer your specific questions and it is also important to us to be able thank you and acknowledge your generosity during your lifetime.
To find out more about leaving a legacy please contact Sheridan Gould, Executive Director on 020 7424 6860 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legacy stories Many of our lifelong supporters choose to include Weizmann UK in their will. Here are a few of their stories.
Nathan and Edith Goldenberg were committed to supporting the State of Israel. As the chief food technologist at Marks and Spencer Nathan reported to Marcus Sieff. He played a significant role in revolutionising the food production industry both in the UK and Israel. It is fitting that the bequest made by the Goldenbergs has been directed to support a Career Development Chair in the area of plant science.
The Nathan Minzly Alternative Energy Fund was established in 2012 in recognition of a munificent bequest from the estate of Nathan Minzly. Nathan had been a committed supporter throughout his life and had a keen interest in the Institute’s solar energy research programme. It is fitting that this fund will enable scientists to pursue research to seek new sources of energy that will benefit generations to come.
David Barton, a lifelong collector of ‘Premium Quality’ postage stamps left an extraordinary collection in his estate which was sold at Sotheby’s for a significant sum. David will be remembered as someone who really made a difference to the Weizmann Institute.
Marketa Alexander left a generous bequest to the Weizmann Institute of Science. Her bequest has been directed to support a Professorial Chair. The current incumbent is a cancer research scientist Prof. Atan Gross. We remain grateful to the executors of her estate Dr Euan Campbell, Betty and Stephen Litchfield and Stephen Rajbenbach for their stewardship of Marketa’s generous gift.
Macdonald Leapman had a long association with the Weizmann Institute. It was while serving as a Royal Air Force pilot out of Egypt in the ‘40s that he first met Chaim Weizmann, whose bold vision of conducting research in the desert sands of Rehovot left a lasting impression on the young man. Macdonald’s legacy managed by the Executor of his Estate, Harvey Rose which now provides the funding for a graduate scholarship that is named in perpetuity in his honour.
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