Mr. Amos Gaver has dedicated his life's work to strengthening Israel through resource development, grass roots community organizing and promoting local innovative projects in the international business arena.
As Vice President of External Relations and Resource Development at the University of Haifa, he has raised the University's profile on local and international scales and increased year-to-year philanthropic giving for projects promoting Cancer research, Holocaust Studies, Green Roof Research, Druze social entrepreneurship, applied child development and academic programs for Israel's security forces.
Amos' career path has been shaped and motivated by his intense love of the land of Israel, of the sea and his commitment to equal rights and respect for all people. Raised in Tel Aviv, Amos was born to parents who immigrated in 1938 and devoted their lives to the protection and security of the fledgling state. Amos' father twice served during the Second Aliyah as a captain of ships full of hopeful illegal Jewish immigrants attempting to enter British Palestine after the Holocaust.
Amos holds a BA degree in psychology from Tel Aviv University, and is a graduate of the Schwartz Program of Nonprofit Management of the Hebrew University. He also earned a master's degree in law from Bar-Ilan University. After completing his studies, he worked as an emissary of the Israeli community in the United States and Great Britain. In his work with the New Israel Fund and Keren HaYesod (United Israel Appeal), Amos helped to cultivate a positive image of the State of Israel and encouraged support for important humanitarian, scientific and civic projects. Amos is co-founder of the Tmura Israeli Public Service Fund and Chairman of its Grants committee, which works to increase the involvement of the high-tech community in non-profit activity in Israel. He sits on the board of several prominent NGOs, as well as the Board of Directors of Carmel Ltd., The Technology Transfer Organization (TTO) of the University of Haifa.
Amos has extensive experience in management and operations and brings to his work a broad view of Israeli and international culture, knowledge of the worlds of business and philanthropy, and an inventive, out-of-the box approach to resource development. Even though he travels extensively all over the world it is possible to reach him almost any hour of the day.
Amos Gaver is married with three children.