IPA President to Serve as Co-Event Chair for ACWIS 2008 Midwest Region Gala Dinner

Buffalo Grove, IL, September 20, 2008 --(PR.com)-- International Profit Associates (IPA-IBA) President, Gregg Steinberg, along with his wife, Stacy, are serving as co-event chairs for the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science (ACWIS) 2008 Midwest Region Gala Dinner.

“The Weizmann Institute of Science, through pure research, benefits mankind in numerous fields,” said Gregg Steinberg, President of International Profit Associates. “The cutting edge research conducted at the Institute impacts how diseases are combated, fights world hunger, improves prenatal care, forges a future in stem cell research, enhances satellite communications and protects privacy through computer encoding, and infuses in excess of three billion dollars annually into the Israeli economy through products and services discovered by its scientists. We are humbled to be able to assist in helping the institute deliver on its mission.”

More than 1,000 people are expected to attend the event which will take place at Chicago’s new Riverfront Pavilion September 20, 2008.

IPA Charities is helping sponsor the event.

Theodore F. Perlman, Chairman and CEO of The HAVI Group, LP., and his family will receive the Weizmann Institute of Science 2008 Leadership Award.

Both Perlman and his family’s dedication to the Weizmann Institute has spanned multiple generations. Perlman’s parents, Louis and Anita Perlman, established the Perlman Family Foundation, which sponsors the Louise L. and Anita M. Perlman Postdoctoral Fellowship at Weizmann. The Perlman Family Foundation was inducted into the Weizmann President’s Circle at the Chicago Global Gathering in October 2007.

Plans to endow the Chicago Professional Chair will also be announced during the event. It is the first time a community has worked together to endow a chair for the Weizmann Institute. Prof. Eitan Reuveny will be the first to benefit from the $1.5 million endowed chair.

During the dinner, attendees will also be updated regarding other Weizmann and ACWIS activities, including the Chicago Electron Microscope, for which $2.5 million was donated last year for the purchase of the equipment.

The Weizmann Institute of Science, located in Rehovot, Israel, is a center of science and technology research and graduate study, and is one of the top-ranking multidisciplinary research institutions in the world. For more than 60 years, the Institute has engaged in basic and applied research addressing crucial problems in medicine and health, technology, agriculture and the environment. Research projects at the Institute have yielded treatments for cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and AIDS as well as ground-breaking research into global warming, alternative energy and world hunger. The Institute gathers together 2,500 scientists, technicians and research students devoted to adventuring into the unknown and whose vision is to understand nature and our place within it.

Steinberg joined IPA-IBA in 1992 and became the company’s Chief Financial Officer in 1995. He has been President since 1997. IPA and its family of companies is the largest consulting and professional services firm in the world providing services specifically to the small and medium size business marketplace. Civically, Steinberg has been a board member of the Jewish Community Centers of Chicago and a past board member and Chairman for various committees of the Jewish Council for Youth Services (formerly Young Men’s). Currently, he is a member of Aspen Institute’s Middle East Strategy Group, Vice-Chair of the Midwest Board of Operation Hope, Midwest Chair of the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science (ACWIS) and a member of ACWIS’ national board and its national executive committee, a member of the Board of Governors of the Weizmann Institute of Science, a member of Touchstones Discussions Board, and is involved in a leadership role with the Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations.

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