UK celebrates fundraising target at Global Gathering closing Gala
Weizmann UK hosted the 2016 Global Gathering in London in a three-day event that took place in June. While highlights abounded at this unique celebration of science and philanthropy, the closing reception at the V&A Museum and gala dinner at the Natural History Museum were the ‘jewels in the crown’ from the perspective of UK friends. About 250 Weizmann UK supporters joined the Global Gathering participants, swelling the number of guests for the Inspiring Connections Gala Dinner to almost 500.
In the lead-up to the Global Gathering, Weizmann UK successfully led a $5 million fundraising campaign for the transformation of the Weizmann UK Building for Biocomplexity Research, and the gala dinner celebrated this achievement.
The building provides new space for cancer research, laboratories to advance key investigations into inflammatory diseases such as Crohn’s and arthritis, and fertility research. It will be formally inaugurated at the Institute’s International Board Meeting in November.