In 1996, Edward Carew-Shaw who was an eminent ENT surgeon and a long-time supporter of the Hebrew University, left a gift in his Will of £100,000 to set up an endowment fund to memorialise his late mother Mrs Caroline Newman. He died in 1999.
His wife Millicent decided to participate in the BFHU Legacy Mission that same year, and upon her return left a gift of £5 million to BFHU to set up The Edward and Millicent Carew-Shaw Endowment Fund to provide Distinguished Faculty Awards with a preference for the Faculty of Medicine. Millicent sadly passed away in 2006. Their legacies have supported significant medical research at the Hebrew University enabling major researchers to benefit from their wonderful generosity for many years and for years to come and in turn to contribute to the health of the global community