As well as being a successful businessman (having founded Thompson Medical, which is best known for Slim-Fast), Sim Daniel Abraham puts a lot of his efforts into philanthropy. As a staunch supporter of Jewish causes in both Florida and Israel, one of his major projects was the funding of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace, Bar Ilan University’s Dan Abraham School for Business Administration and Economics, Yeshiva University’s S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program and Stern College for Women’s Honors Program, and establishment of Washington’s Center for Middle East Peace.
Abraham has, over the years, fostered deep connections with both US and Israeli leaders. One of his goals has been to bring peace to the Middle East and, as such is a staunch United States Institute of Peace supporter.
Other philanthropic endeavors he has been engaged in include his endowment of Princeton University’s S. Daniel Abraham Chair in Middle East Policy Studies and Harvard University Medical School’s chair in Nutritional Medicine.
Thanks to Abraham’s generosity, the Mayo Clinic was able to build the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center which opened in 2007.