'A Chocolate Affaire' Raises Over $340,000 to Benefit Scholarship Fund at The Hebrew University

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250 American Friends of The Hebrew University gathered at Bel Air Estate

LOS ANGELES , Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- American Friends of The Hebrew University (AFHU) hosted its fifth annual "A Chocolate Affaire" on September 13th at the Bel Air residence of Western Regional board member and founder of Morgan Creek Productions, James G. Robinson . This year's event brought the total amount raised to over $1.3 million.

Proceeds from the dinner and gourmet chocolate tasting event benefited the Student Scholarship Campaign which enables disadvantaged students of all races, religions and countries of origin to complete their undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral studies.

Guests were entertained by Emmy Award winning comedian Louie Anderson who was introduced by event co-chair Joan Dangerfield , widow of Rodney Dangerfield . She was joined by co-chairs Patricia L. Glaser and Sam Mundie , and Renae Jacobs-Anson and Dr. David Anson . Richard Ziman , AFHU's Western Regional chairman, and his wife Daphna served as honorary chairs.

"We are so proud that this year's overwhelming success will enable us to help many more students. The American Friends community truly understands that there is a desperate need for scholarships at this time," said Renae Jacobs-Anson . "There is no greater gift than that of an education, and we are honored and thrilled to support the amazing students of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem."

About The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, located on three campuses in Jerusalem and a fourth in Rehovot, is one of the world's leading academic and research institutions. More than 24,000 students from over 70 countries choose Hebrew University for its seven academic Faculties in the Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, Agriculture and Medicine, and to take advantage of extensive opportunities to participate in groundbreaking research. Faculty and alumni of The Hebrew University have won six Nobel Prizes within five years.

About the American Friends of The Hebrew University

American Friends of The Hebrew University (AFHU) is a national, not-for-profit organization based in the United States . AFHU conducts fundraising activities in support of The Hebrew University's internationally recognized community of leading scholars and scientists. AFHU helps to ensure Israel's well-being by nurturing the nation's greatest asset: the intellectual strength of its people.

SOURCE American Friends of The Hebrew University