World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder speaks at the Kyiv Jewish Forum.
(photo credit: JEWISH CONFEDERATION OF UKRAINE)
Ronald S. Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress and Chairman of the Jewish National Fund (USA), will be awarded the Harvey Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Society on Tuesday June 18 at Technion, Haifa.
Lauder will be awarded the prize at a ceremony that is part of Technion's annual Board of Governor events.
The ceremony will be attended by eminent guests, including Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel Mr. Yitzhak Herzog and Technion President Prof. Peretz Lavie.
Lauder will receive the prize for his contribution to society, and for the advancement of the heritage of Jewish education in the Diaspora, receiving the prize “in recognition of his standing as a philanthropist, diplomat, entrepreneur, and patron of the arts; in appreciation of his commitment to his Jewish heritage and work for Jewish communities worldwide, and for his never-ending endeavors for the advancement of the Jewish people, Israel and other communities.”
Lauder, the son of the late Estée and Joseph Lauder, founders of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., was born in 1944 and holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
In addition to serving as president of the World Jewish Congress, Lauder also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Affairs, U.S. Ambassador to Austria, and Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
In recent years, Lauder and his wife contributed US$ 5 million to Technion for the construction of the Ronald S. and Jo Carole Lauder Student Dormitory Building in the Undergraduate Student Village.
The ceremony will take place at 12:00 in the Taub Building auditorium – Faculty of Computer Science.
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