American Friends of The Hebrew University (AFHU) was founded in 1925 by the American businessman and philanthropist, Felix M. Warburg. A national, not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization headquartered in New York City, AFHU raises awareness of and support for The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel’s research powerhouse and most comprehensive institution of higher learning. Through the philanthropic leadership of American Friends from coast to coast, AFHU helps the university to recruit and retain outstanding faculty, build teaching and research facilities, provide scholarships and fellowships, and advance basic and applied research in myriad vital fields.
AFHU’s national and regional programs, events, and missions to Israel promote greater appreciation of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s breadth and scope of achievements, and the university’s pivotal role in educating leaders for the State of Israel. By nurturing Israel’s greatest natural resource – the intellectual strength of the nation’s people—AFHU helps The Hebrew University to improve human health, lead the way with agricultural innovation, spearhead the latest breakthroughs in brain sciences and illuminate the world through the humanities.