According to 2018 Hope For Humanity Co-Chairs Dawn and Todd Aaron, Lisa and Neil Goldberg, Lisa and Steve Lieberman and Elaine and Trevor Pearlman,
“Each year, the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance honors local Holocaust survivors and pays tribute to an Upstander whose actions personify the Museum’s mission to teach the history of the Holocaust and to advance human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference.
“The Museum will honor Dr. Gregory L. Fenves, 29th president of The University of Texas at Austin, who has dedicated his career to education, so he knows the critical role it plays in history not repeating itself. He has only recently begun speaking about his father’s story as a Holocaust survivor. This family relationship connects him deeply and personally to the Museum’s mission.
“As co-chairs of this year’s dinner, our vision is to host a multi-generational evening of more than 1,500 guests. Proceeds from this fundraiser will support the Museum’s year-round community outreach and educational programming including its Survivor Speakers Series, Upstander Speaker Series, Law Enforcement Educational Training, and Curriculum Trunks that are loaned to schools throughout Texas and Oklahoma, free of charge. This year, revenue raised above the net goal will support the Museum’s Capital Campaign Endowment for the new Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, scheduled to open Fall 2019!
“Education is at the core of the Museum’s mission. In 2017, the Museum shared the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides with more than 86,000 visitors, almost half of whom were students. The Museum inspires people to be Upstanders, those empowered to speak out and stand up against acts of prejudice, hatred, and indifference.
“Please join Event Co-Hosts Elizabeth S. and John H. Massey, Honorary Co-Chairs Carol and Steve Aaron, Susie and John L. Adams, Elaine and Neils Agather, Stacey and The Honorable Dan Branch, Susan and Michael Dell, Mary and Randy Diehl, Sally and Tom Dunning, Renee and Hill Feinberg, Marion and Bennett Glazer, Sherry and Ken Goldberg, Lois and Robert Goldberg, Vaughn and Tex Gross, Peni Barfield and John D. Harkey Jr., Charlyn B. and Rob C. Holmes, Patty and James R. Huffines, Karleen and Gary Kusin, Ann and Nate Levine, Marilyn and Zeck Lieberman, Diana and Todd Maclin, Janie and Cappy McGarr, Morton H. Meyerson, Sammye and Mike A. Myers, Sherri and Bobby Patton, Barbara and Stan Rabin, Pat and Pete Schenkel, Celia and Larry Schoenbrun, Nancy and The Honorable Kel Seliger, The Honorable Florence Donald Shapiro and Howard Shapiro, Anne Q. and Brien P. Smith, Phyllis and Ronald G. Steinhart, Catherine and Sam L. Susser, Cammy Wynne and Del Williams and us for what will be a memorable and inspiring evening of hope at the Hilton Anatole on Wednesday, October 24.”
* Graphic and photo provided by Dallas Holocaust Museum Center for Education And Tolerance