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Paying tribute and planning for success

Date: Sunday, September 18, 2022
From left: Dave Doneson, Lee Brown, Daphna Ruby, Mark Feldman, Richard Enslein

From left: Dave Doneson, Lee Brown, Daphna Ruby, Mark Feldman, Richard Enslein

In ctober, the American in Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science hosted its Leadership Retreat & Annual Meeting at the Lotte New York Palace in  Manhattan,  marking the first in-person gathering of the ACWIS Board of Directors since the start of the pandemic. The two-day event opened with a dinner to recognize and celebrate the American Committee’s latest recipients of honorary doctorates from the  Weizmann  Institute: Dr. Mark Alexander of New York, and Dr. John Schwartz and Vera Schwartz of California. The retreat also offered an exciting glimpse into the future, highlighting ACWIS’s focus on meeting the fundraising priorities of the Institute.

In November, ACWIS convened its All-Staff retreat at the Crystal Springs Resort in New Jersey, bringing the entire professional team together in person after nearly two years apart.

The working retreat provided an opportunity to welcome new staff members and included a series of leadership  presentations  detailing a new strategic vision for how the American Committee plans to build upon its recent fundraising success. During a festive dinner, longtime colleagues and friends also paid special tribute to retiring members of the ACWIS staff with heartfelt toasts and speeches.

X;After decades of exceptional service, Mark Feldman, Daphna Ruby, Lee Brown, and Richard Enslein concluded their tenures with ACWIS at the end of 2021. Their dedication, leadership, and support will always be deeply appreciated.