Philanthropists Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson announced on Wednesday an additional $5 million gift to Taglit, the Birthright Israel Foundation, for 2011, thus raising their total contribution to $10 million for this year.
The Adelson Family Foundation has contributed over $100 million to Birthright Israel since 2007.
Following the Adelsons’ announcement, Taglit-Birthright Israel is now sending letters to 2,000 North American young adults who had applied for a trip this winter but were waitlisted, informing them that they will now be able to go on the trip thanks to the new funding. Nearly 22,500 North Americans had registered for Taglit-Birthright Israel trips this winter and over 10,000 young adults had been waitlisted.
Now, as a result of the Adelsons’ generous gift, global participation in winter trips will reach 17,000 from 32 countries.
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