KRISTA AND MICHAEL DUMAS: Still lovingly known as the “New Orleans evacuees,” Krista and Michael were welcomed to HMH and Houston after Hurricane Katrina. They value the positive message of inclusiveness and acceptance they have found with their friends at HMH. They enjoy giving alongside friends with the same philanthropic goals for tolerance, a quality education and using art to teach lessons about prejudice and hatred. HMH’s powerful exhibitions and lectures have especially impacted Krista over the years. Krista and Michael look forward to a future of remembering the Holocaust and honoring the Survivors, as well as creating awareness of the current atrocities being experienced around the world. They would like to see a strong educational message that engages the youth through art to communicate the mission of HMH. (Not pictured, Krista Dumas) GINGER BLANTON: As a child growing up after WWII in the ‘40s and ‘50s, Ginger was always aware of the horrors of the Holocaust, as well as the devastation of segregation which she witnessed all around her. Growing up in Texas, the impact of prejudice against Hispanics was evident, as it is today. Ginger believes prejudice in all forms has terrible consequences to our world. She chose to support HMH because fighting prejudice is so important. Education has always been the catalyst for change, and the Museum provides classes to children all

over our city to tell the story of the Holocaust and to provide tools to fight prejudice and bullying. As the Holocaust survivors can no longer tell their stories, the Museum will be here to make sure they are not forgotten. By enlarging the Museum, HMH will be able to serve more children to carry this important history into the future. This will always be an ongoing challenge and Ginger is very glad to have a part in it.

Survivor, Chaja Verveer being interviewed

Judy Myers, Gail Klein, Haya Varon, Kelly Zuniga

Construction officially began at the Museum on January 30, 2018, with the relocation of the World War II-era railcar and Danish rescue boat. Watch the construction “live” on the webcam at


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Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein and Martin Fein Mady and Ken Kades The Joan and Marvin Kaplan Foundation The Richard and Henia* Leibman Family / John Hagee Ministries Velva and H. Fred Levine The Levit Family Mark and Judy Mucasey Fred and Mabel R. Parks Foundation Ambassador Arthur L. Schechter and Joyce Schechter The A.I. and Manet Schepps Foundation Jeri and Marc Shapiro Shirley Toomim / Cyvia Wolff Haya and Jacob Varon

Dale Jacobs Sylvia Chris Kase Sabria and Kevin Lewis and Barbara and Barry Lewis Rosalyn and Barry Margolis Family Edith and Josef* Mincberg Judy Schnitzer Myers Roy W. and Laura B. Nichol Hyman Penn and Lynn Gordon Eric Pulaski Regina Rogers Samuels Family Foundation Anna Steinberger Katherine and Larry Buck Krista and Michael Dumas Adam and Ria Gerger Zahava Haenosh, Tali and Eric Blumrosen, Dorit and Martin Aaron Family Fund Renee and Alan Helfman Janet Igel $50,000 - $99,999

Lester and Sue Smith

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The Stanford and Joan Alexander Foundation The William J. and Shirley D. Morgan Foundation Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation Kisha and Jason Itkin Jerold B. Katz Foundation

THE HONORABLE FRED ZEIDMAN: Being Jewish, Fred Zeidman feels a major responsibility to see that the world “never forgets.” As part of the closest generation that was actively involved in the Holocaust, we know it happened and will happen again. It is our obligation to carry the Survivors’ legacy to the next generation by protecting the continuity of the Jewish people. Fred feels it is vital to support HMH because it is a continuous reminder of the Holocaust. The Capital Campaign endowment will provide reserved funding to protect the programs and continue education in our community. HMH is ground zero for teaching all of us about the viciousness of genocide, hatred and bigotry. It is critical to always be a live beacon to depict the lessons of the Holocaust to the whole world.

TERR I AND BR IAN CARESS: Growing up in a small town without a Jewish population, Brian Caress was the first Jewish personTerriCaressevermet.Whilevisitingthe United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, she became aware of the vulnerability of the children of the Holocaust and identified with the Holocaust through her love for her children. Brian and Terri both agree that we should “never forget” the story of the Holocaust. Brian was very touched by the stories of Survivors in his youth and believes education is our most valuable asset to help others connect to the Holocaust and bring people together. New to HMH, Terri and Brian hope that their gift to the Human Rights Gallery will be an example to their children, help non-Jewish visitors relate to the Holocaust and inspire others to take action.

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Fran and Mark Berg Family Eva and Michael Breston Terri and Brian Caress Debra and Steven Cohen Rick and Jan Cohen Nancy and Jack Dinerstein The Fondren Foundation Heidi and David Gerger The Leon Goldstein Family Stephen and Cheryl Golub Daniel P. and Annette B. Gordon Foundation

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and Donald Freedman The Moody Foundation Brenda* and Joel Spira The Warren Family Lorraine and Ed Wulfe $250,000 - $499,000 The Brown Foundation, Inc. Myra Brown The Elkins Foundation

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