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Endowments at Holocaust Museum Houston Foundation

Hope Fund

Purpose: Provide unrestricted funding for the benefit of HMH

General operations support helps provide necessary support for programs such as teaching students about their responsibility to society, providing world-class public programs and exhibitions, training teachers to better reach students with a message of respect, maintain our web resources and collections for future generations and raise public awareness of genocides in our world today.

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Holocaust Museum Houston Foundation Restricted Funds

Collections and Exhibitions

The Harriet Lore Seymour Memorial Fund

Purpose: Preserve Harriet Lore Seymour's artifact donations; any income that exceeds the amount needed to accomplish this may be used for other Museum needs at its discretion.

The care of archives, testimonies and artifacts is vital to HMH, as it preserves documentation about the Holocaust, other genocides and the Museum's own history for generations to come.

Lynn and Marcel Mason Endowment Fund

Purpose: Provide support for new acquisitions for the permanent collection or changing exhibitions.

Ellen and Dan Trachtenberg Permanent Exhibit Endowment Fund

Purpose: Provide support for the permanent exhibit, "Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers", at Holocaust Museum Houston.

Wermuth-Meicler Endowment Fund, in memory of Tola and Sol Rosenberg

Purpose: Provide support for art exhibitions.

George Wozasek Endowment Fund in Memory of Miriam Gerger

Purpose: Provide support for art exhibitions at Holocaust Museum Houston.

Nina and Michael Zilkha Endowment Fund

Purpose: Provide support for changing exhibitions.

Education

Child Survivors of the Holocaust, Houston, Endowment Fund

Purpose: Provide support for research and education about the effects of the Holocaust and genocidal wars on children and develop age-appropriate curricula for teaching young people about children and genocide.

Helen Colin Speak Out for Tolerance Scholarship Fund

Purpose: Provide scholarship funding for the benefit of a student selected by one member of the HMH Education Department and representatives of the Colin/Meicler family.

Gerald S. Kaplan Endowment Fund

Purpose: Provide support for the distinguished public lecture in conjunction with the Max M. Kaplan Summer Institute for Educators.

Max M. Kaplan Teacher Education Endowment Fund

Purpose: Provide funding for the establishment and operation of the "Max M. Kaplan Summer Institute for Educators."

The Summer Institute is a week-long conference for educators to deepen their understanding of the Holocaust, hear from renowned scholars, network with peers and learn to better communicate this difficult history in the classroom.

Henia Leibman Endowment Fund

Purpose: Support teacher scholarships for HMH-sponsored educational travel to Israel.

The Fellowship provides invaluable experiences to educators each year as they more deeply learn the history of the Holocaust and visit sites that are important for imparting its lessons.

Nicole and Glenn Lowenstein Educator in Motion Education Endowment

Purpose: Provide support for the Educator in Motion program.

Polly and David Roth Education Endowment Fund

Purpose: Provide support for educational program/s for children in grades K-12 sponsored by Holocaust Museum Houston.

Rothschild-Pozmantier Endowment Fund

Purpose: Provide support for education services/programming for underserved and/or high risk youth (for example: youth living in high poverty communities; youth involved in the juvenile justice system; foster care youth), evaluation of HMH education programs/services for youth, and advocacy related to education policy and legislation (for example: underwriting costs associated for trips to Austin when HMH is asked to testify; future advocacy initiatives).

Lt. David L. Silverman Endowment Fund

Purpose: Provide funding for the establishment and operation of the Lt. David L. Silverman Latin American Institute.

The Institute focus on providing Holocaust centered curriculum and training to educators throughout Latin America.

Anna and Emil Steinberger Scholarship for Teacher Education Endowment Fund

Purpose: Provide support for current classroom teachers to attend educational programs sponsored by Holocaust Museum Houston and others.

Warren Fellowship Endowment Fund

Purpose: Provide support for the Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers.

The Warren Fellowship is a week- long training for pre-service educators to deepen their understanding of the Holocaust and equip them to teach it in the classroom.

Visitors and Volunteers

Endowed Fund for Educators, in Honor of Stefi Altman

Purpose: Provide support for an annual day of free admission in honor of Stefi Altman on May 15th.

Ann and Morris Blum Endowment Fund

Purpose: Provide transportation stipend and admission for student field trips

Walter Kase Endowment Fund

Purpose: Provide support for an Annual Free Day of Admission in honor of Mr. Walter Kase on his liberation day, May 5th.

Anna and Emil Steinberger Docent Training Endowment Fund

Purpose: Provide support for docent training.

Marian and Samuel W. Spain Endowment Fund

Purpose: Provide days of admission to the Museum for educational tours of junior high and high school tour groups during the school year.

Operations

Eric Alexander Garden of Hope Endowment Fund

Purpose: Provide support for ongoing maintenance of the Eric Alexander Garden of Hope.

The Garden is a place of solace and reflection at the Museum, and is also home to the Children's Memorial.

Rivka and Mordechai Roussos Endowment Fund

Purpose: Acquire library materials.

Steinfeld-Krell Endowment Fund, in honor of Ruth and Larry Steinfeld

Purpose: Provide operational support at Holocaust Museum Houston

Programs

Ruth Vinn Hendler Lack Lectureship Endowment Fund

Purpose: Provide support for a lecture at least once during a two year time frame sponsored by HMH.

Morgan Family Endowment Fund

Purpose: Provide support for the Yom HaShoah Program

The Yom HaShoah Program is an annual city-wide commemorative service in memory of Holocaust victims that also pays tribute to those who survived.

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