Weizmann Canada volunteer leadership launch first-ever crowdfunding campaign

Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Weizmann Institute committees all over the world have come together to collectively raise funds for a global campaign to support over 65 labs at the Weizmann Institute of Science advancing coronavirus research. The research includes three key directions: improved testing; tracking methods and data management; and drugs and vaccines.

 

Volunteer leaders at Weizmann Canada are spearheading their first-ever peer-to-peer crowdfunding initiative through Canadian platform RaiseDays, to help raise $2 million as part of the overall global goal.

 

Gracious leaders from six teams including the Weizmann Canada Board of Directors; chapters in Montreal, Toronto and Calgary; the Toronto Women & Science Committee and the Weizmann League (in both Montreal and Toronto) are leading by example by connecting their networks to the campaign to collectively achieve the goal and tracking efforts in real-time.

 

A number of philanthropists within the community have shared online testimonials on why they stand behind Weizmann and this vital effort.

 

“Weizmann is at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 and I'm proud to be even a microscopic part of those efforts. A gift to Weizmann is an investment in science for the benefit of humanity," says Zachary Schwartz, co-chair of the Weizmann League in Toronto.