According to Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum Board Chair Frank Risch,
North Texas Giving Day takes place on September 19, just one day after the new Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum opens to the public! Participating in North Texas Giving Day has always been a priority for the Museum, but it is particularly special for me. I have the honor of serving as Board Chair of the Museum having formerly served as a Board Member and Board Chair of Communities Foundation of Texas, home of North Texas Giving Day. Combining these two important elements of my life over North Texas Giving Day is a natural partnership for me. As someone who has been squarely on both sides of this significant day, I know firsthand the importance of North Texas Giving Day to our community and beneficiaries like the Museum.
The Museum’s participation in North Texas Giving Day has been vital through the six years of its planning and construction, and now, with our opening, it is as vital as ever. Our Building a Foundation of Hope Capital Campaign has been successful, but we need to continue to raise funds to ensure the excellence of our educational programs and financial security for the future.
Our goal has always been to create a home worthy of the important lessons that we teach to our students, educators, and the greater North Texas community. With your generous support on North Texas Giving Day, we can further realize that goal.
The donations we will receive on September 19 will help us bring awareness to our mission to teach the history of the Holocaust and advance human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference. Your support of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum will pave the way for a future generation of Upstanders who will follow in your footsteps and give right back to their North Texas community.
* Graphic/photo provided by Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
In ten years, Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $240 million into the North Texas community. In 2018, more than $48 million was raised through more than 157,000 gifts benefiting over 2,700 area nonprofits.