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Drawing on Elie Wiesel’s Legacy
to Build a Better World Giving Opportunities

The Witness Institute has barely scratched the surface and we are already seeing the impact of our work. We value the power of the collective and need your help to transform The Witness Institute from start-up to sustainable organization. We are looking for people to get involved on the ground who are looking to build a more compassionate and just world.

Our fundraising strategy reflects the values that we instill with our fellows and each other. We are committed to relationship-based fundraising and aim to empower you to meet your philanthropic goals while supporting The Witness Institute. Below is an overview of our imminent needs and recognition opportunities for your generous support. We are committed to recognizing you in a way that’s meaningful and engaging so please let us know what resonates with you. We are grateful for support at any level and multi-year commitments are appreciated to ensure sustainability of our program.

Founders Circle – $25,000+

Join an intimate group of philanthropists who are deeply engaged with the work of The Institute. Founders Circle donors are the backbone of our organization.

  • Private gatherings with Elisha Wiesel and Rabbi Dr. Ariel Burger
  • Exclusive pre-receptions before in-person and virtual events
  • A signed copy of Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom
  • Opportunity to learn with Rabbi Dr. Ariel Burger and the fellows
  • Listed on The Witness Institute’s website

Fellows Circle – $10,000+

Each fellow receives a $10,000 stipend for participating in The Witness Institute’s signature program. The fellows create a capstone project based on their areas of interest and careers. For example, one of our fellows is a judge in Minnesota and is grappling with the injustice that exists within the justice system.

  • Opportunity for pairing you with a fellow in your community (if applicable)
  • Learn from a fellow working on a project in your area of interest
  • A signed copy of Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom
  • Listed on The Witness Institute’s website

Sustainers Circle – $5,000+

The Institute is appreciative of donors who can sustain our impact. A multi-year gift allows The Institute to strengthen and grow our approach to ultimately creating a more compassionate world. Your support can be paid at once or over a period of up to five years.

  • A signed copy of Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom
  • Listed on The Witness Institute’s website