Many matching gift opportunities are available to help you make a significant difference for Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. AABGll'S MATCHING GIFT FUNDS Thanks to the leadership and generosity Df some members of the AA3GU family, if you make a contribution to one of the following programs, your gift will be matched Woodman-Scheller Graduate Fellowships in Israel Studies All gifts matte in support of BGU's Israel Studies International Program will be matched dollar-for-dollar, This program draws graduate students from around the world to learn about the establishment and development of the Jewish state from historical and contemporary perspectives. Www.aabgu.org/donate-israel-studies Medical School for International Health Scholarship Fund BGU's Medical School for International Health (MSIH) is a unique English-language program that prepares physicians to address the complexity of health concerns across cultures and around the world. Contributions will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Joyce and Irving Goldman Family Foundation up to $200,000 through September 30,2016. Www.aabgu.org/donate-msih Bedouin Scholarships Scholarships for Bedouin students help end the cycle of poverty and foster their integration within Israeli society. Your contribution to Bedouin scholarships will be matched dollar-for-dollar by theArnow family of New York up to $225,000 through September 30,2016. Www.aabgu.org/donate-bedouin Sephardic Heritage Studies The Colonel J R. Elyachar Center for Studies in Sephardic Heritage researches the history and culture of various Diasporas of Sephardic Jewry. Its "Zohar and the Arts" project promotes interdisciplinary Kabbalah scholarship through the arts, literature and psychoanalysis. For each $35,000 donated per yrear toward Zohar and the Arts, the Matanel Foundation will contribute $65,000 as part of a nine-year match commitment. Www.aabgu.org/donate-zohar Lillian and Larry Goodman Open Apartments Program This program provides free housing to more than 100 highly motivated undergraduate students each year who live in five distressed neighborhoods of Beer-Sheva in exchange for serving these communities. Donations will he matched by the Goodman Supporting Foundations. Www.aabgu.org/donate-apartments ISRAELI GOVERNMENT MATCHING RESEARCH FUNDS Cyber Security BGU's Cyber Security Research Initiative allocates grants for innovative cyber research at BGU and builds needed infrastructure. Funds have been provided by Israel's National Cyber Bureau on the condition that the (fniversity provides SI.5 million in matching funds each year. This will enable BGU to create a national research center for the protection of cyber space that is surpassed by none in the world. Www.aabgu.org/donate-cyber Nanotechno1ogy The Israel National Nanotechnology Initiative provided millions of dollars to BGU for its research efforts in developing night vision goggles that are as light weight as eyeglasses. They also provided significant funds for researchers to develop nano-carriers to target drug delivery in the body. These grants require BGU to supply substantial matching funds. Www.aabgu.org/donate-nano COMPANY MATCHES Millions of people throughout (fie United States work for companies that have matching gift programs, supporting the cliaritiestheir employees care about. Most companies offer a 1:1 match. If an employee gives S100 to AABGU, they will give $100. But some companies offer a 2:1 match or more. And, while cach company has a limit on how much they will match, some will match as much as a $50,000 contribution. Researeh shows that billions of dollars budgeted by corporations for matching gifts go unused each year. Ask your human resources department if your company will match your gift to AABGU, a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization. And, maximize your impact for BGU students, researchers and Israel's Negcv region. Donate online at www.aabgu.org/donate-now or contact your regional AABGU office.
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