"Hearing one person tell their story gave a completely different perspective to what happened, as it wasn't about statistics or about a nation as a whole, but one person who lost his family and home." ~O. Avery (student)

Want to Help Lobby for the Holocaust Education Mandate?

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Here is a script we suggest you use when you call them:
"Hi, I am calling because I know that the Mandate for Holocaust Education is up for vote in the State Legislature. I believe Holocaust Education must be mandated in the State of Pennsylvania to ensure the future of our children and future generations. We want our children to know that unchecked hatred can cause horrific consequences. We must all take a collective responsibility in making sure our world is civilized and that we learn from History what can occur. The best place for this education to occur is within our schools. Please vote for a mandatory State Mandate for Holocaust Education. Thank you for your consideration of this very important mandate."

We Couldn't Do It Without You...

Our Museum--your Museum--continues to move forward at an exhilarating pace. The Annual Dinner, held at the Philmont Country Club on Saturday November 9th was our best to date on many levels. Attendance was 260 including 8 elected public officials (4 more who were unable to attend, sent representatives) and 25 of our hero Survivors and Liberators. Folks with institutional history were walking around with wide grins all night. Over 100 new attendees were impressed by both the size and the enthusiasm of the crowd. And of course it was a financial success. The matching dollars brought in before and during the event against the generosity of our anonymous benefactor accounted for over $60,000. When we add in the dinner, silent and live auctions and our best ad book ever we will clear over $85,000 (the last 2 dinners netted us about $30,000 each).

The good news is that we will need it all (and more) to allow us to increase our record breaking programming from last year (268 programs--35,000 students). Reports from our energetic program staff, Phil and Jacqueline, indicate that we are well ahead of the 2012-2013 school year. In fact, early programming puts us close to 50% ahead of last year. This is possible because of our dedicated staff, growing group of office volunteers and volunteer facilitators. And of course our GROWING number of survivors and liberators (How can this be? Well, as we gain more notice and see more people, we find more survivors or they find us).

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