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September 2019- Houston

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52 HONORS TIMES TWO SHELBY HODGE IS ON BOARD. PHOTOGRAPHY PRISCILLA DICKSON, WILSON PARISH. I n years past, Holocaust Museum Houston has honored remarkable individuals including Senator John McCain, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, and filmmaker Steven Spielberg with the Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award. For the 24th annual awards dinner at the Hilton Americas-Houston, the museum saluted two organizations that have had extraordinary results in aiding refugees and immigrants. Houston's BakerRipley, which has provided resources, education and connectivity to emerging neighborhoods for more than a century, shared the spotlight with the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, founded in 1881 to assist Jews fleeing the pogroms of Russia and Eastern Europe. The evening — chaired by Mayor Pro Tem Ellen Cohen, Lily and Charles Foster, Punkin and Walter Hecht and BJ and Buddy Herz — raised more than $1.1 million for museum programs. WHO: Host committee chairs Nancy Li-Tarim and Dr. Soner Tarim; honorary chairs Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, Luci Baines Johnson, Lynda Johnson Robb, and Mayor Sylvester Turner; plus Joy and Benjamin Warren, Susan Baker, Tali and Eric Blumrosen, Kay and Fred Zeidman, Robert Sakowitz, Joan Schnitzer Levy, Sarahbeth and Pierce Bush, and Y. Ping Sung and David Lebron. See more Shelby Hodge at HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON SALUTES A DUO OF MIGHTY ORGANIZATIONS. Nancy Li-Tarim & Dr. Soner Tarim Michael & Vicky Richker, Rhona & Bruce Caress Fred & Kay Zeidman Ellen Cohen, Chaja Verveer Robert Sakowitz, Joan Schnitzer Levy Patti & Russ Morgan Russell & Allison Molina Sarahbeth & Pierce Bush Lily & Charles Foster BJ & Buddy Herz

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