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25 YEARS HOUSTON'S HOLOCAUST MUSEUM CELEBRATES WITH AN EMOTIONAL $1.1 MILLION NIGHT By Shelby Hodge. Photography Priscilla Dickson. S i n c e o p e n i n g i n 1 9 9 6 , H o l o c a u s t Museum Houston has welcomed more than 2.5 million visitors and served m o r e t h a n 6 . 5 million students while expanding to become the nation's fourth-largest Holocaust museum. So, it was with momentous pride that the museum and its supporters celebrated the 25th anniversary with an evening that earned $1.1 million. The Silver Jubilee, "Celebrating 25 Years of Hope," was a hybrid event where VIPs gathered in the ballroom of the Hilton Americas-Houston for a watch party and others, numbering i n t h e t h o u s a n d s , t u n e d i n from home. The program celebrated not only Holocaust survivors but also those who, through the decades, have brought life to the dream. That dedication led to another applauded achievement: Holocaust Museum Houston is the first such museum in the country to be completely English-Spanish bilingual. "We are so proud of everything the museum has accomplished over the past 25 years," HMH CEO Kelly J. Zúñiga said in her remarks. "Looking back at our incredible past has energized us and inspired us to reach new goals for the future of Holocaust and human rights education." A virtual performance by Tony Award-winning actor, singer, and songwriter Ben Platt (who also has a Grammy and an Emmy in his trophy case), was followed by a live virtual Q&A with the Broadway talent, conducted by Linda Lorelle. Seen: Silver Jubilee chairs Rhona and Bruce Caress, Kisha and Jason Itkin, and Nicole and Evan Katz; host committee chairs Ellen and Dan Trachtenberg; HMH board chairman Carl Josehart, Northern Trust's John Hantak, and guests including Lisa and Jerry Simon, Glen Rosenbaum, Paula Goldstein, Helen and Andrew Spector, Sandi and Steven Wolf, and Laurie and Dr. Milton Boniuk. Chairs Kisha & Jason Itkin Sandi & Steven Wolf Stacey Burke Josh Reiss Rita Leader Glen Rosenbaum Carl Josehart Sam Jacobson Kelly J. Zúñiga Dorothy Lee Levinson Chairs Nicole & Evan Katz Camille Andrews, Paula Goldstein, Shayna Andrews Lou Gregory & Linda Lorelle Chairs Rhona & Bruce Caress 64

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