The Institute for Law and Philanthropy (ILP) was established at Tel Aviv University Law School on October 2014.
In line with TAU Law's strong commitment towards social justice, the overriding mission of the Institute will be to help integrate philanthropy into Israel’s socio-economic policy and thus support the country’s philanthropic sector in its quest to foster a more prosperous and equitable society.
Mission & Goals
The overriding mission of the Institute is to help integrate philanthropy into Israel’s socio-economic policy and thus support the country’s philanthropic sector in its quest to foster a more prosperous and equitable society. It strives to achieve this through the following activities:
Research and Policy Recommendations
Advance research in critical spheres identified by founding members and committed philanthropic partners;
Encourage, support and disseminate advanced, applied, multidisciplinary research from scholars and scientists in law, economics, management, political science, psychology, social work, and sociology to provide valuable insights that can contribute to the formulation of a comprehensive and lasting philanthropic, social, economic & fiscal policy.
Generate the knowledge and solutions to integrate philanthropy into mainstream Israeli culture.
Provide law students and practicing lawyers with the training and tools to assume their role as agents of social change and advocates of philanthropy.
Networking and Inter-Sector Dialogue
Host a series of annual events - international conferences, as well as roundtable forums and working-group discussions to create a platform for dialogue among the non-profit, philanthropic, business and government sectors.
ILP’s establishment was led by two philanthropists: Ms. Dafna Meitar-Nechmad and Ms. Edna Fast, together with two members of TAU's Faculty of Law: Prof. Yoram Margalioth, who specializes in tax and tax policy (public finance), and Atty. Galia Feit, a former instructor at the Faculty’s Legal Clinical Education Program.
The Founding Board also includes other significant contributors such as Ms. Irith Rappaport and Ms. Marcia Riklis. Prof. Nili Cohen, President of the Israeli Academy of Science and Humanities.
Prof. Ron Harris, TAU Law's Dean and Mr. Zeevik Feldman on behalf of Peami Tikva Foundation and the Dualis Social Investment fund, have joined the Founding Board Recently .
Prof. Margalioth serves as the Institute's Academic Director and Atty. Feit as its Executive Director.
Call for Action
In addition to the funds raised so far, any and all donations to the Institute would be greatly appreciated. Furthermore, the ILP is currently seeking founding donors who will serve as strategic partners in advancing its goals and objectives.