American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science

ACWIS is a national community of dedicated volunteers who share a common vision. For over 60 years, the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science has marshaled support for the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.  The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science (ACWIS), founded in 1944, develops philanthropic support for the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, one of the world’s premier scientific research institutions.  The Weizmann Institute is a center of basic multidisciplinary scientific research and graduate study, addressing crucial problems in technology, medicine and health, energy, agriculture and the environment.  ACWIS is a national community of dedicated volunteers and professional staff who share a common vision with the Institute in advancing science for the benefit of humanity, and in strengthening Israel through science and technology.  ACWIS engages in various activities in order to develop philanthropic funds for the Weizmann Institute from individuals, families, foundations and the business community; educates the American public about the Institute’s research and represents the Institute’s interests in the U.S.  Through their generous philanthropy, ACWIS supporters become partners with Weizmann Institute scientists in the search for answers to the most difficult challenges facing humanity.  Together, ACWIS in the U.S. and other Committees throughout the world, and the Weizmann Institute in Israel, comprise a flourishing humanitarian enterprise dedicated to improving the quality of life for all humankind through scientific research.  Join us in our mission of supporting Science for the Benefit of Humanity.

APF – American Psychological Foundation

The American Psychological Foundation (APF) provides support for innovative research and programs that enhance the power of psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential both now and in generations to come.  Psychology goes to the root of human behavior, seeking and implementing effective solutions to the most complex individual and social problems.  APF’s rigorous competitive grants program supports the development of psychological talent and mobilizes psychology’s resources toward those problems that need to be addressed yet would otherwise go unfunded.  Giving to APF supports students and psychologists whose research, projects and intervention programs help individuals and communities worldwide, making a difference every day.

APF Scholarships: APF helps assure that talented students have the opportunity to enrich the field and use their training to better humankind.  Graduate students look to APF for support to complete dissertations, travel to conferences, and prepare themselves to undertake society’s challenges.

APF Early Career and Seed Money Grants:  APF provides crucial support when funding is difficult to obtain.  APF’s early career and seed grants enable talented and creative young psychologists to launch their careers and initiate innovative projects.

APF Targeted Project Grants:  APF aims to create better lives for people across the globe through funding research, demonstration projects, and direct interventions to find effective solutions to societal problems.  APF’s grantmaking priorities are devoted to: Exploring and strengthening the connection between mental and physical health to ensure well-being

Understanding and preventing violence to create a safer, more humane world.

Reducing stigma and prejudice to promote unity and harmony.

Supporting programs that address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of disaster.

APF’s work is ongoing, sometimes urgent, always important and forever growing.

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Interlochen Center for the Arts engages and inspires people worldwide through excellence in educational, artistic and cultural programs, enhancing the quality of life through the universal language of the arts.  Interlochen’s current mission statements makes reference to a phrase familiar to thousands who have visited Interlochen, a phrase which appears on the back of the Kresge Auditorium stage: Dedicated to the Promotion of World Friendship through the Universal Language of the Arts.  Interlochen’s community of students, teachers, alumni, performers, arts patrons, volunteers and audiences are drawn from all over the world by a common conviction that the arts and culture have the power to transform.  Situated on a 1,200-acre campus, Interlochen Center for the Arts is the only community in the world that brings together:

  • a 2500-student summer arts camp program for ages 8 – 18
  • a 500-student fine arts boarding high school with college-prep academics
  • year-round arts programs for adults
  • 600 arts presentations annually by students, faculty and world-renowned guest artists
  • and eight decades worth of alumni worldwide, including a galaxy of arts luminaries.

Arts lovers, lifelong learners and the world’s most talented and motivated young people are drawn to Interlochen from all over the country and all over the world to celebrate and create excellence in creative writing, dance, motion picture arts, music, theatre, visual arts and academics.  

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