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Tel Aviv University Trust (TAU Trust) provides direct funding support for the educational and research goals of Tel Aviv University, Israel’s largest and most comprehensive institution of higher learning, facilitated by enhanced public awareness of the University’s achievements and programming through the development of a strong local network of support. TAU Trust is based in London, leads fundraising activities for Tel Aviv University.

TAU Trust invites TAU Professors to share their research and knowledge with British audiences to strengthen the University’s reputation in the UK, and encourages academic collaborations with TAU and UK Universities. TAU Trust hosts 15 events per year, ranging in scale from small breakfasts to large scale fundraisers. TAU Trust uses these events as a vehicle to raise awareness of Israel’s largest University as well as raising funding to support it. Over the course of the past few months we have run many high-profile events for the wider community. 

As part of a global network of friends associations TAU Trust facilitates academic and research partnerships between UK and Israel as well as establishing scholarships, supporting research, cultivating student and faculty exchanges and recruiting British students to participate in the TAU International Programmes.

About Tel Aviv University

Israel is the largest net exporter of academic human capital in the world. More than 275 scientists and scholars have returned to Tel Aviv since 2010. Tel Aviv University is making long-term commitments – delivering a creative, interdisciplinary academic environment and state-of-the-art laboratories; delivering top-of-the-line graduate students and research associates – the best Israel has to offer.

 By supporting Tel Aviv University, you will be supporting Israel’s finest academic institution.

Many of Israel’s leaders in medicine, technology, law, music, film, and governments are graduates, including Israel’s first astronaut, Ilan Ramon. The university has steadily risen in the Times Higher Education- QS World University Rankings to 114th place, up from 188th in 2005. In the number of citations per faculty, TAU is ranked 21st in the world. The institution and its staff are striving to achieve even higher standards but need your support as our constituents and stakeholders to do this. Founded in 1956, Tel Aviv University has grown into the largest and most influential university in Israel today. From ground-breaking research to life-saving technology, TAU is shaping the future of Israeli society and producing alumni that become tomorrow’s leaders, teachers and innovators.

Tel Aviv University is Israel's largest and most comprehensive institution of higher learning, with over 30,000 students studying across nine faculties, 29 schools and 98 departments. TAU's rise as a world-renowned university in a mere fifty years demonstrates the power of vision and dedication.

In 2017, Forbes magazine reported that TAU ranks in the top ten when it comes to start-ups with billion dollar valuations. Read more about the ranking here.

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TAU Review & Reports

Print Publications

TAU Annual Report 2018

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TAU Review 2018

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TAU Annual Report 2017

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TAU Review 2017

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TAU Trust UK

Leadership

Mr. Richard Anton - Chair TAU Trust

Richard Anton is co-founder and General Partner at Oxx, a growth technology investment firm.

Prior to this, Richard was a technology investor at Amadeus Capital and previously Apax, and a hands-on finance and business development executive at software company Autonomy. He focuses on B2B software investments in companies originating from Europe and Israel.

One of the investments for which Richard is currently responsible is ForeScout (NASDAQ: FSCT), which originated as a spinout from Tel Aviv University. Richard is a past Chairman of the British Venture Capital Association. He has an MBA from INSEAD and a BA and MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University


Ms. Anne Joseph

Anne Joseph is a freelance journalist who writes about Jewish arts and culture.

She is a film writer for the Jewish Chronicle and a regular contributor to the Times of Israel and the Forward newspapers. Her work has appeared in the TLS and the Guardian.


Ms. Collette Lux

Collette Lux is Executive Director of Communications & Marketing at UCL and has over 30 years’ experience in both the private and public sectors encompassing Unilever, BBC, the UK government’s Department for Education & Skills and the world-leading universities of King’s College London and UCL.

With a deep understanding of university management, Collette has forged new global strategies, including in-country recruitment offices in USA, India, China, Nigeria and Malaysia. She received her MA in History from Oxford University, is a school governor and former Trustee of work-life charity, Working Families.


Mr. David Benaim

Mr. Daniel Lewin

Mr. Warner Mandel

Mr. David Meller

Mr. Edwin Wulfsohn

Mr. Anthony H. Yadgaroff

Meet the Team

Ms. Cara Case

Chief Executive

Cara Grabel Case is the Chief Executive of the TAU Trust headquartered in London with responsibility for the Trust’s activities in the United Kingdom.  She has run the TAU Trust since 2008.  Once a relatively small charity, she has significantly raised the profile of Tel Aviv University in the UK by cultivating and engaging new donors, initiating a series of high profile annual events, launching marketing and fundraising campaigns, expanding its Board of Directors, nurturing collaborations with other charities, and broadening the university’s programmes for TAU alumni, women and young professionals.

Prior to working with the Trust, she lived in Hong for 10 years where she worked at the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre, running their corporate membership and President’s Circle major donor program from 1998 until 2003.  Before she relocated to Hong Kong, she worked for the New York City Ballet, writing corporate grant proposals and managing major events.

Born in New Rochelle, NY, she has a BA in History of Art from the University of Michigan.  She is married to Andrew Case, General Counsel at Duet Group, and has 3 sons.


Tel. +44 207 446 8791 

Email: cara.case@tau-trust.co.uk


Ms. Anat Strauss Atzil

Marketing Manager

Tel. +44 207 446 8790

Email: anat.straussatzil@tau-trust.co.uk


Ms. Avril Fleishman

Legacy Manager

Tel. +44 207 446 8792

Email: avril.fleishman@tau-trust.co.uk


Mr. Stuart Williamson FCA

Company Secretary and Financial Administrator

Stuart, a Chartered Accountant, is the Trust’s Company Secretary and Financial Administrator with responsibility for Company and Charity compliance as well as Finance.

He is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Professional Willwriters


Tel. +44 207 446 8790

Email: stuart.williamson@tau-trust.co.uk

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If you would like to support us or have any questions, please ring our office on +44 207 446 8790 or email us: info@tau-trust.co.uk or click on the link here.

CONTACT US

Tel Aviv University Trust
ORT House
126 Albert Street
London NW1 7NE

Tel: +44 207 446 8790
Email: info@tau-trust.co.uk

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