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Philanthropist Memorializes Husband by Investing in Future of Technology & Research

Philanthropist Memorializes Husband by Investing in Future of Technology & Research

Sylvia Liwerant, the Jewish Community Foundation, and La Jolla Institute for Immunology celebrate a shared vision of life without disease.

LA JOLLA – On Tuesday, Sept. 14, La Jolla Institute for Immunology, the Jewish Community Foundation, and invited guests celebrated a generous gift from philanthropist Sylvia Liwerant.

With help from the Jewish Community Foundation, and after much research and consideration, Liwerant elected to honor the memory of her husband, Jaime, by naming the Liwerant Family Endowed Research Technology Fund at the La Jolla Institute. The fund will provide critical support for the technological needs of the 21 labs and four research cores at the Institute well into the future.

The Jewish Community Foundation offers many services to fund-holders including exclusive educational opportunities, connecting donors with nonprofits that match their individual interests, creating long-term charitable plans, facilitating multi-generational philanthropy conversations, and opportunities to honor loved ones, as Sylvia Liwerant’s meaningful gift to the La Jolla Institute for Immunology demonstrates.

Family members and close friends of the Liwerants enjoyed a tour of the world-class research facility and an exclusive look at new recognition signage honoring the family in the Institute’s foyer. An outdoor reception followed.

Liwerant remarked poignantly, “We are in the midst of the Jewish High Holidays. During this time, we are called to remember the importance of what is called ‘Tikkun Olam’ which means to ‘repair the world’… what better way to do that than by contributing to the advancement of science.”

(L to R: Ollie Benn, Jeremy Pearl, Sarah Schatz, Sharleen Wollach, Sylvia Liwerant, Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D., Mitchell Kronenberg, Ph.D.)
(L to R: Mitchelle Kronenberg, Ph.D., Sylvia Liwerant, Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D.)
(L to R: Sylvia Sneider, Luly Martin Moreno, Sylvia Liwerant, Raquel Cohen, Nadja Kauder)