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Dangoors give major gift to Imperial College London

A $6.4 million contribution from the Dangoor family’s Exilarch Foundation through its education component will have a far-reaching impact at Imperial College London.

David Dangoor (left) with Angela Bowen, Director of Development for the Faculty of Medicine (center), Bradley J. Askins, Professor Gast’s Husband and Imperial College President Professor Alice Gast (with her back to the camera).
David Dangoor (left) with Angela Bowen, Director of Development for the Faculty of Medicine (center), Bradley J. Askins, Professor Gast’s Husband and Imperial College President Professor Alice Gast (with her back to the camera).

A $6.4 million contribution from Dangoor family’s Exilarch Foundation through its education component will have a far-reaching impact across disciplines at Imperial College London.

The school, ranked as one of the top 10 universities around the globe, has been known worldwide for its excellence in teaching, research and innovation across medicine, engineering, science and business.

According to the foundation, the generous donation will fund a groundbreaking center for cancer research, finance the invention rooms at the College’s White City Campus, and revolutionize the heart of the South Kensington Campus.

“Our long-standing family connection to Imperial College London and our commitment to finding answers to many of the challenges facing humanity makes this a natural fit,” continued Dangoor. “We trust that this gift will assist the university remain at the forefront of many of the breakthroughs in medical research, creativity, invention and innovation with which it has become synonymous.”

The Dangoors have an extensive history—through the Exilarch’s Foundation, founded by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Naim Dangoor, and the Dangoor Education Fund—in backing institutions of higher education in the United Kingdom and Israel, in addition to fostering cooperation between the two nations through medical research and innovation.

“This remarkable gift will have a far-reaching impact on the life and work of the Imperial community,” said Alice Gast, president of Imperial College London. “It strengthens our research, will improve our campus environment and provides pivotal support for our work in the local community.

“The partnership with the Dangoor family will benefit many,” she added, “and the effects of this support will be enduring and felt for decades to come.”

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