Philanthropy

Saidler & Co. always held the belief that the people around us should benefit from our distinct perspectives. This principle of mutually beneficial partnerships between business and society is reflected in our values and our history of philanthropy to make a meaningful difference to the world we live in.

Global Leadership Foundation

Saidler & Co. has been a proud partner of the Global Leadership Foundation (GLF) for many years. Since the beginning of the partnership with GLF, we have always sought mutually beneficial ways to enhance our cooperation. Besides the donation aspect of our partnership, Saidler & Co. also participates in the GLF's International Council - a community of supporters comprised of business leaders, philanthropists and foundations.

In addition, selected GLF members are invited to contribute their excellent insights and expertise through articles in Saidler & Co.'s House View that focus on current events, politics, and geopolitics.

The GLF is a global network built around its 45 Members, all former Heads of State or Government, or other distinguished leaders with first-hand experience of the difficulties of political leadership. Its members contribute to the work of GLF as private individuals, motivated by a desire to give something back to the world. Working in small teams, in their personal capacity, members offer private and confidential advice to current Heads of Government.

The Saidler Gate in the new National Library of Israel

Saidler & Co. was invited by the Yad Hanadiv Foundation to join its philanthropic efforts to build the National Library of Israel. Saidler & Co. always held the belief that the people around us should benefit from our distinct perspectives. Thisof mutually beneficial partnerships between business and society is reflected in our values and our history of philanthropy to make a meaningful difference to the world we live in.

A generous gift from the family Saidler will establish the Saidler Gate in the new building of the new National Library of Israel. The family was invited by the Yad Hanadiv Foundation to join its philanthropic efforts to build the National Library of Israel. Yad Hanadiv is a Rothschild family philanthropic foundation dedicated to advance Israel as a healthy, vibrant and democratic state.

The 120-year-old National Library of Israel is home to the intellectual and cultural treasures of Israel and of Jewish heritage. The new National Library of Israel is made possible by the generosity of Yad Hanadiv-the Rothschild Foundation, the David S. and Ruth L. Gottesman Family of New York and the Israeli Government, with additional generous support from foundations and individuals across the world.

The 480,000 sq. foot building is designed by the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron and scheduled to open in 2022. The building is currently under construction in Jerusalem across from the Knesset and the Israel Museum. The landmark building is set to become one of the most remarkable buildings in Israel.

The library’s treasures include over 5 million volumes of books, handwritten works by authors such as Maimonides and Sir Isaac Newton, Islamic manuscripts and personal archives of leading figures including Martin Buber, Franz Kafka and Stefan Zweig. The collection further consists of millions of digital items, the largest collection of Jewish and Israeli music, as well as world-class collections of photographs and ancient maps.

The stately 24 ft. by 24 ft. Saidler Gate will serve as one of the main entrances to the new building. The Saidler Gate is located on the western facade of the building, opening into a spacious foyer which leads to the Israel and Judaica Collection sections of the Main Reading Hall and the 170 seat seminar space.