Bethlehem University is delighted to thank the Caritas Pro Vitae Gradu Charitable Trust (“Caritas Pro Vitae Gradu Trust”) for its generous support of our Tarek Juffali Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences and its new home, the Cardinal Foley Hall. 

The Caritas Pro Vitae Gradu Trust’s grant underwrites new furniture and state of the art equipment for the new Cardinal Foley Hall, as well as help to cover the operating cost of the Faculty of Nursing programs.

The Caritas Pro Vitae Gradu Trust supports projects that initiate change with an enduring social and humanitarian impact, promoting Catholic values and messages of compassion, respect, dignity, tolerance and commitment to society’s most vulnerable.  The Caritas Pro Vitae Gradu Trust has helped 40 other Catholic NGOs and congregations in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Venezuela, Colombia, Pakistan, Angola, Ethiopia, Benin, Tanzania, Sudan, Uganda, South Africa, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the Philippines, Taiwan and Europe.

It was through Mrs. Ariane Slinger’s efforts as Trustee of the Caritas Pro Vitae Gradu Trust that this major grant was made to ensure that Bethlehem University could provide state-of-the-art nursing programs for our students, enhancing our status as the leading health education center in Palestine.  

“We are grateful to be able to help such meaningful projects as Bethlehem University. Their Nursing programs will continue to provide high quality education to young adults preparing them to help cover the needs in the medical field in the region,” Mrs. Slinger said.

Mrs. Slinger, a lawyer, CEO and main shareholder of ACE International SA, a 25-member multi-family office, has specialized in Corporate, Commercial, Trust and International Law for over 30 years serving a world-wide corporate and private clientele. Ms. Slinger, an accomplished windsurfer, also collects vinyl records; a passion she inherited from her late father who in 1957 started the ARTONE/CBS vinyl records factory in Haarlem, the Netherlands.