David and Nancy Wolf have pledged a leadership gift of $500,000 to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to create new formal training programs as part of the medical center’s Israel Exchange Program.
The Wolf’s partnership will help strengthen the close bonds Cincinnati Children’s has formed with the scientific and medical communities in Israel—helping to improve child health in our community and around the world.
“The Wolfs’ gift will create the David and Nancy Wolf Israel Exchange Training Program, which will help Cincinnati Children’s leverage Israel’s entrepreneurialism and innovative spirit,” said Michael Fisher, president and CEO of Cincinnati Children’s. “It will further our robust educational exchange with the best and brightest Israeli researchers and clinicians, and allow us to expand the reach and impact of some of our most complex pediatric services.”
David, a real estate developer, and his wife Nancy, a retired occupational therapist, have supported Cincinnati Children’s for more than 30 years. This gift, their largest ever made to the medical center, focuses on a key goal of the Israel Exchange Program: recruitment of the best and the brightest scientists, pediatric medical professionals, and medical students from Israel to train at Cincinnati Children’s in both clinical and research specialties. Their support over the next three years will provide critical funding for:
Training 12 Israeli medical students, beginning with four students who will arrive this spring from Tel Aviv University.
One post-doctoral research position for three years, including a one-time take home grant for the individual to continue their research upon return to Israel. Clinical fellowship positions, of varying lengths, to serve the areas of greatest need in Israel.
The program will also work to integrate the Israeli trainees into the Cincinnati Jewish Community. These relationships will allow Jewish community members the opportunity to draw closer to Israel and their Jewish heritage.
The Wolfs and Cincinnati Children’s hope that this generous gift will enable Cincinnati Children’s to leverage additional support for the Israel Exchange Program.