CAPITAL CAMPAIGN PROJECT SUMMARY
LETTER OF INVITATION
Dear Friends, Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH) is a 501(C) (3) nonprofit organization founded in 1996 by Houston–area Holocaust Survivors, their descendants and members of the community. We honor the past so that we may act in hope for the future. We invite you to join us as we expand our service to our community. HMH is accredited by The American Alliance of Museums and currently entertains 163,000 visitors per year. These visitors include more than 43,500 middle and high school students whose time with us builds their historical knowledge and empathy. Our work with young people is particularly compelling as we encourage them to become “upstanders,” – young men and women who take a stand on behalf of themselves and others. HMH is a place of learning and empowerment as well as a place of reflection and connection. It is a place where people of all backgrounds can embark on journeys of self-discovery, gain respect for individual differences and experience the strength that comes from valuing all human experience. We ask for your support for this Capital Campaign. With your help, HMH will continue to honor the memory of all Holocaust victims, preserve the stories of our local Survivors and serve as a catalyst to champion diversity and inclusion in the greater Houston metropolitan area. Sincerely,
Existing Facility to Renovate
New First Floor
New Second Floor
New Third Floor
TOTAL PROPOSED MUSEUM 56,499 S.F. LEED Certified
MISSION Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors’ legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, we teach the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy. VISION We envision a society that transforms ignorance into respect for human life, that remembers the Holocaust, and affirms an individual’s responsibility for the collective actions of society. PUBLIC VALUE STATEMENT Holocaust Museum Houston builds a more humane society by promoting responsible individual behavior, cultivating civility, and pursuing social justice.
Gary Markowitz Chair, Board of Trustees
Heidi Gerger Campaign Co-Chair
Benjamin S. Warren Campaign Co-Chair
Visit hmh.org/givehope for more information.
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