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.
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.
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
Asaf Anolik is Head of Innovation at Amazon Web Services, and a member of the senior leadership team in the UK & Ireland.
Asaf brings more than 20 years of diverse top-tier technology and business experience in multiple sectors from MAMRAM (Israeli Defence Forces software development unit), Training & Education, Gaming, Smart Mobility, and Big-Tech (Amazon).
As a Product and Innovation leader, Asaf built and scaled product organisations, successfully launched products to global markets, coached and mentored founders, and has often been invited to deliver thought-leadership workshops, keynotes and panels and co-leads the Israeli Tech Parliament in London.
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.
Edwin Wulfsohn, BA (University of Cape Town), MBA (Columbia University)
Worked at Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, London and Johannesburg.
Former chair Stenham Ltd and Trans Zambesi Ltd.
Trustee and chair Investment Committee Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity and Caine Prize for African Writing. Director Chairmen’s Forum. Co-chair of TAU Funds and Trusts Committee
Tel. +44 207 446 8791
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 8793
Ben comes to TAU Trust as Director of Fundraising from Magen David Adom UK. He has worked in the charity sector for many years and has garnered vast experience in regional and national fundraising streams. He has built specialisms in Corporate Philanthropy, HNWI's and Client Relationship Management. Ben has successfully created Young Boards, established a presence in Gibraltar as well as growing major donor relations and Trust & Foundation income.
Ben is married to Sarah and have a Yorkshire terrier cross Maltese called Rafi. In his spare time, Ben leads the community as Hazzan at Maidenhead Synagogue and leads their Choir. He regularly teaches at Musical Theatre Schools and performs regularly in operas and concerts.
Tel. +44 207 446 8790
Rebecca comes to us as a Communications and Events Intern straight from her Master’s in Philosophy at Cambridge University, where she also did her BA. Rebecca studied at Tel Aviv University Summer Ulpan course in 2019 and had a wonderful time.