About Us

Science for the benefit 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 benefit 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, around 3,800 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

  • David Teplow

    David Teplow

    National Chair

  • Dr. Gladys Monroy

    Dr. Gladys Monroy


  • Dave Doneson

    Dave Doneson

    Chief Executive Officer

Senior Staff

  • Bonnie Diamond
    Senior Vice President,
    Donor Relations and National Programs
  • Mark A. Feldman
    Senior Vice President,
    Financial Resource Development
  • Francy Schorr
    Associate Vice President,
    Human Resources and Administration
  • Stacy B. Sulman
    Vice President,
    Family Philanthropy & Legal Affairs, Center for Personalized Philanthropy
  • Jeffrey J. Sussman
    Vice President,
    Marketing Communications & Public Affairs
  • Michele Willner
    Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
  • Elaine Yaniv
    Vice President,
    Principal Gifts

Regional Offices

Our coast-to-coast regional offices allow you to have personal involvement with your local American Committee, meet others in your community who support and are interested in the Weizmann Institute, and stay up to date with the Institute's science and scientists.

Weizmann Now

Our 2020 Annual Review, WeizmannNow, is online. Read about our exciting programs and events throughout the U.S. and travel missions to Israel. Meet the devoted supporters and passionate advocates of the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Read the Annual Review