The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has granted the Hadassah Academic College a lead gift of $7.1 million to build an Interdisciplinary Science Center at its downtown Jerusalem campus.

The seven-storey 5,350 square meter Center will provide state-of-the-art classroom facilities for anticipated major student growth. The building will also house a gallery for art, photography and cultural exhibits, and a 350-seat auditorium for College and community-wide events.

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust supports a diverse range of organizations and institutions with a major focus on health and medical research in addition to programs in human services, education, cultural access and conservation. The Trust is committed to contributing to the development of Israel, both for the country’s benefit and for humanity in general.