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Adelsons give $5 million matching grant to Birthright

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July 28, 2011 | 11:10 am

Sheldon Adelson, chairman of Las Vegas Sands and Hong Kong-listed subsidiary Sands China. June 19, 2010

Sheldon Adelson, chairman of Las Vegas Sands and Hong Kong-listed subsidiary Sands China. June 19, 2010

Philanthropists Sheldon and Miriam Adelson are giving a $5 million matching grant to Taglit-Birthright Israel.

The grant, which was announced Monday, aims to encourage new donors by doubling their gifts in an ongoing attempt to transition from large philanthropic to grass-roots funding.

Since 2007, the Adelsons have donated more than $100 million to the organization, which sends young Jewish adults aged 18 to 26 on free 10-day trips to Israel.

Earlier this year, the Israeli government announced a three-year commitment of $100 million in matching funds for Birthright.

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