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Spotlight: Jacobs’ host event benefiting Israeli university

Prominent La Jolla philanthropist Dr. Irwin Jacobs and his wife Joan held a private dinner reception at their home in conjunction with the American Technion Society National Board Meeting. The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is Israel’s leading science and technology university, to which the Jacobs recently made a $30 million gift, naming it The Irwin and Joan Jacobs Graduate School at the Technion. The gala evening’s events included a private viewing of the Jacobs’ private art collection, and a chamber music concert performed by lead musicians of the San Diego Symphony. Irwin Jacobs is co-founder and chairman of wireless technology giant Qualcomm Incorporated. In addition to the Technion, beneficiaries of the Jacobs’ generosity have included UCSD, the La Jolla Playhouse, Jewish Family Services, the Children’s Museum of San Diego and the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Campus at the Lawrence Jewish Community Center.