From our foundation life


October, 2022. Kaplan Medical Center. Israel

Contribution of 40,000 USD was donated for the sick newborns hospitalized in Kaplan Medical Center Neonatal intensive care unit. SLE 6000 neonatal ventilator is the most sophisticated ventilator nowadays and it will help save many babies life and will prevent future morbidity due to ventilator damage prevention.

July, 2022. Centre Scientifique of Monaco

Mark Kaufman Charitable Foundation launches a new project together with the Centre Scientifique of Monaco, financing the innovative CRISPR technology aimed at coral preservation in future.

Coral reefs, iconic rainforests of the seas, are ecosystems essential to the balance of our planet.

However, the 1,600 coral species that make up the reefs are threatened by global climate change combined with local environmental pressures. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, these habitats could even disappear by 2100, leading to the extinction of many marine species.

CRISPR/Cas9 technology, for which the two pioneers, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna, were awarded the Nobel Prize in 2020, enables the targeted modification of genes and offers innovative and promising possibilities.

The project proposed here aims to use CRISPR/Cas9 in an adult coral, making it possible for the first time to determine the genes responsible for coral resistance to increasing ocean temperatures. Gene screening in different coral species will then allow the resistant species to be selected and introduced to damaged reefs to improve long-term coral resistance and survival.

This bold project draws on the expertise of CSM teams at the interface of marine and medical biology, providing an unprecedented opportunity to develop this exciting new technology. This will represent a major advance in the study and protection of coral reefs and thus marine ecosystems. On an even wider scale, it will also allow us to improve our knowledge of the CRISPR/Cas9 technique and thus make progress in the application of this approach in the fight against cancer.

Mark Kaufman Charitable Foundation donated Euro 43,000.


July 2022. Financial support to the Israeli State Foundation Keren Hayesod

$50,000 was allocated for the adaptation in Israel of children from families who immigrated to Israel from the territory of Ukraine. In particular, assistance was provided in learning the language necessary for full-fledged education in schools.


May, 2021. Mark Kaufman Charitable Foundation supports health care system of Israel

In May 2021 the Foundation has acquired a fully equipped ambulance to evacuate and provide emergency assistance to victims of terrorist atacks. The cost of the project is USD 121, 622.


Our Foundation supports the fight against COVID-19

1. Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia (FJCR)

The amount of 6 500 000 RUB was donated to the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia for acquisition of respiratory masks of 3rd class protection, distributed between:

  • N.V. Sklifosovsky First Aid Research Insitute
  • A.L. Myasnikov Clinical Cardiology Research Insitute
  • O.M. Filatov Municipal Clinical Hospital №15
  • G.N. Speransky Children Clinical Hospital №9
  • Moscow Municipal Oncology Hospital №62
  • Moscow Municipal Infection Hospital №2
  • Moscow Ambulance Service
  • Federal Scientific - Clinical Centre
  • Regional Hospital of Odintsovo.


2. Samson Assuta Ashdod University Hospital (ISRAEL)

In April 2020 Mark Kaufman Charitable Foundation supported Samson Assuta Ashdod University Hospital in fight with COVID-19. The Foundation donated EUR 95 000 for purchase of ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) life support machine for the Critical Corona Care Intensive Care Unit.

3. Centre Hospitalier Princess Grace - CHPG (MONACO)

In April 2020 Mark Kaufman Charitable Foundation donated 55 000 Euro to Princess Grace Hospital for purchasing the first in Monaco COVID-19 virus testing machine. 

4. Sheba Medical Centre (ISRAEL)

In March 2020 Mark Kaufman Charitable Foundation donated $150 000 to Sheba Medical Centre at Tel Hashomer (Israel). The leading medical centre of Israel requested for the urgent financial support to establish and equip a 38 - bed Critical Corona Care Intensive Unit to save the lives of those afflicted with the coronavirus. 

5. Municipal Clinical Hospital n.a. S.P.Botkin (RUSSIA, MOSCOW)

Mark Kaufman Charitable Foundation rendered support to the Municipal Clinical Hospital n.a. S.P.Botkin by having purchased the artificial lung ventilation apparatus for the patients afflicted with COVID-19.


Official opening of Kaufman Foundation Unit in Thalassotherapia Opatija, Croatia

In February, 17th Kaufman Foundation Unit was officially inaugurated in the leading center for cardiac rehabilitation in Croatia - the Thalassotherapia Opatija. The State Secretary of the Ministry of Health Mr. Željko Plazonić expressed his personal gratitude to Professor Mark Kaufman for the «invaluable contribution in this top priority project, that provides the base for rendering high – quality medical services to the citizens of Croatia, and for reinforcing standing of the country on the market of international health tourism». The Director of «Thalassotherapia Opatija» Mr.Victor Peršić stated in his turn that the new department, inaugurated through Mark Kaufman Charitable Foundation support will allow the Center to enter a whole new level of providing the medical assistance to the patients.The grand opening of the department is already qualified as the flagship event of the year 2017 – when «Thalassotherapia Opatija» celebrates its 60th anniversary.


Traineeship of the seconf group of the specialists from Rogachev Center in Sheba, Israel

We are happy to announce that the second group of the specialists from the Rogachev Center successfully finished in January 2016 a 2-week traineeship in the Cancer Research Center "Sheba", Israel. Now the leading laboratory of cytology and molecular genetics in Russia is finally ready to implement the genome therapy at the Rogachev Center.


Training course of doctors from Dmitry Rogachev Center in the Cancer Research Center "Sheba", Israel

In the framework of genome tailored personalized theraphy project, realised by the Cancer Research Center "Sheba" and Mark Kaufman Charitable Foundation, the leading specialists from Dmitry Rogachev oncological center (Russia) are to complete training in "Sheba" aimed to implement the genome theraphy in Russia at the earliest possible moment. The first group of doctors succesfully finished a 2-week course in June 2015. 

Official Opening Ceremony of "The Kaufman foundation Unit for Adolescents and Young Adults" in Sheba Medical Center, Israel


On the 26th of February, 2015 the official opening ceremony of "The Kaufman Foundation Unit for Adolescents and Young Adults" took place in Sheba - one of the leading medical centers of Israel and the Middle East. This is the first ultra-modern unit opened in Israel for patients of a specific age group of 18 -30. The unique project was realized thanks to Mark Kaufman personal investments.

The opening of the new unit is a long hoped-for and awaited event not only for Sheba Medical Cancer Center, but for the medicine and healthcare in Israel in general. For many years the Sheba management staff has been cherishing the idea of founding the department that could meet specific needs of Adolescents and Young Adults.

Dr. Mark Kaufman attented the opening ceremony as an honorary guest. Among other invitees there were the top management of Sheba along with the most renowned specialists in the oncology field.

Sheba News - March 2015

Charitable Gala Dinner in the "Russian Seasons" restaurant

On the 5th of December the charitable Gala Dinner took place in the restaurant "Russian Seasons" with the participation of Enrico Bartolini - one of the most renowned Italian chefs of the new generation (2 Michelin Stars).

The "Contemporary Classic" menu from Enrico Bartolini and the chef of the "Russian Seasons" restaurant Vladimir Tikhomirov was appreciated by: Dmitry and Elena Malikov, Ekaterina Semenova, Zhanna Epple, Ekaterina Vulichenko, Elena Zakharova, Kristina Kolganova and Julia Beretta.

Funds derived from this Gala Dinner were transferred to the Charitable Foundation of Mark Kaufman and would be spent on Anton Lanskoy's treatment.

We express the sincere gratitude towards our partners and friends from "Russian Seasons", and would like to thank the guests, who attended the gala dinner and this way helped Aanton. Thank you all!