Tzili Charney

Founder, Leon Charney Resolution Center

Tzili Charney is a curator, costume designer, producer, and philanthropist. As a philanthropist, she is devoting all her efforts to improving the fields of education, conflict resolution, and peace.

She upholds her late husband’s position as Chairman of his real estate business at L.H. Charney Associates in New York, and continued his diplomatic legacy by founding the Leon Charney Resolution Center in Israel in his honor. The resolution center welcomes students from all over the world and is dedicated to educating future generations on both peace negotiation and diplomacy.

Tzili serves as Vice Chairman of the University of Haifa’s Board of Governors. In 2019 she established The Leon Charney Forum on New Diplomacy with the University of Haifa. Her vision for this is to deliver the message of New Diplomacy to institutions, governments, and organizations worldwide. Tzili’s moto: “The only permanent element in all of our lives is change.”

Tzili holds an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Haifa and an Honorary Doctorate from Yeshiva University recognizing her tireless commitment to preserving both diplomacy and education in peacemaking.

She also supports Florida Atlantic University’s Diplomacy Program, Yeshiva University, and the NIAD Art Center in California for people with disabilities.

In December of 2017, Tzili created ZAZ10TS, an artistic and culturally based initiative that integrates various art forms into the Charney Associates office buildings in Times Square.

Tzili currently resides in New York City with her sons Mickey and Nati and their dog Chewie.