In the crash of a private plane, which occurred last Thursday in the vicinity of the airport, SONOMA, California, killed 38-year-old William Sachs Goldman, Scion of the famous family of Jewish financiers and Board member of the American non-governmental organization The New Israel Fund (NIF).
This crash is investigating the Federal office of civil aviation USA, writes in the Sunday, July 16, the newspaper The Los Angeles Times.
On Board the plane were also two children, William and their nanny. All three of them survived – they were hospitalized with serious injuries.
William Goldman was the great grandson of the famous Levi Strauss, the founder of the legendary company for the production of jeans, and heir to his fortune. His grandfather and grandmother, Richard and Rhoda Goldman established the Goldman Environmental Prize Fund, also called the «Green Nobel».
This Fund was one of the main sponsors of the program «Taglit» and supported projects related to religious pluralism, environmental protection and social justice in Israel.
Goldman worked as an assistant lecturer at the faculty of international relations at the University of San Francisco, his specialty was the history of Spain, international politics and political science.