Dr. Joseph and Mrs. Elizabeth Walder are renowned philanthropic givers. Through their organization, The Walder Foundation, the Walders have devoted themselves to creating a sustainable future for everyone.
“In Judaism, giving to others is not only an act of generosity but really a requirement, an obligation upon the individual who is fortunate enough to have resources to help others.” This guiding principle underlies the relationship that Dr. Walder and Mrs. Walder have developed with the center and numerous other educational and charitable organizations in the United States and Israel.
More about Dr. Joseph Walder:
Since earning his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Northwestern University, Dr. Walder has stayed on the cutting edge of medical technology, both in his academic pursuits as a professor at the University of Iowa and in his business pursuits as the head of Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc. (IDT). Under Dr. Walder’s supervision, IDT has grown from a fledgling enterprise to the largest supplier of synthetic nucleic acids in the United States, with nearly 500 employees. Dr. Walder is a great champion of Jewish charities and is especially dedicated to raising the standards of chinuch (Jewish education) throughout the world, and has thus founded Walder Education.
More about Mrs. Elizabeth Walder:
By cultivating relationships with key constituencies, Mrs. Elizabeth has developed Immigration Law Associates, P.C. into one of the largest law firms in the Chicagoland area dedicated exclusively to the practice of immigration law. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the American Bar Association (ABA), the Illinois State Bar Association (IBSA), and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).