The University has been designated a beneficiary of a trust established by the generosity of Ira Gruber of Reno, NV. Edwin F. Hantman of New York, NY left a generous bequest establishing an endowment supporting desert research. Barbara Heller of Vancouver, BC and Joshua Karton of Kingston, ON made a generous gift to provide scholarships to Bedouin students at BGU in memory of their late husband and father, Michael Karton z”l . The Global Leadership Initiative Fund established by Hope and Howard Morry of Winnipeg, MB will support leadership training for BGU’s students and researchers, faculty and staff, and graduates, as well as the University's partners in politics, industry and medicine - to benefit the Negev. The Royal Bank of Canada of British Columbia, Canada sponsored the first two graduate fellowships at BGU’s new School of Sustainability and Climate Change.

 BGU student honor guards on an empty campus during Israel's Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day.

The Crown Family Foundation provided a very significant gift of general support to BGU, which allows the President to allocate funds for the most pressing needs. Thanks to a very generous lead gift from an anonymous donor in Toronto, ON, BGU dedicated the Kappy and Eric Flanders National Palliative Care Resource Centre , the first of its kind in Israel. The late Eric M. Flanders was one of the founders of CABGU in 1973 and its first president. After his death in 1991, his wife, Marcia (Kappy) Flanders, advocated tirelessly for increasing access to palliative care, both in Canada and in Israel. Kappy passed away in 2020.

 Recipients of scholarships from

the BBK Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation Los Angeles practice yoga on campus.



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undergraduate students took academic courses in entrepreneurship

startups established in 2019-2020

students took part in practical experiences

entrepreneurship communities under Yazamut 360˚

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