Helen & Thomas Steyer- Friends of the School
Helen Sarah Steyer and Thomas Steyer grew up in Caracas, Venezuela, and now reside in the United States.
Thomas is an accomplished businessman with 30 years experience leading the family's businesses, including as General Manager of VISTA CA and Inmobiliaria Toladis CA, and at his current position heading the family's real estate corporation.
Helen Sarah was a Spanish-language specialist and a principal translator, editor and proposal coordinator for an international civil engineering design firm. She also served as a university lecturer and independent interpreter. Her focus now is on philanthropy.
Both in Israel and their home communities in the United States, the Steyers are involved in a wide range of causes, including education, healthcare, youth welfare, Jewish heritage, arts and culture.
Helen Sarah and Thomas, both TAU Governors since 1990, received honorary doctorates from the University during the 2012 Board of Governors meeting in recognition of their contribution to society.
The siblings have created a number of major philanthropic projects at TAU, with a focus on the health professions and scholarship aid. In 2003 they endowed the Stanley Steyer School of Health Professions in honor and in memory of their late father. Today the school is one of TAU's most thriving professional training centers with over 2,000 students specializing in communications disorders, nursing, occupational and physical therapy.