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August 9,
2013                                                      
                Jackie Berkowitz, 202-488-2637



                                                                                                jberkowitz@ushmm.org



 



ALLAN AND SHELLEY HOLT OF POTOMAC,
MARYLAND



JOIN U.S. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL
MUSEUM’S FOUNDERS SOCIETY



WASHINGTON, D.C. – Allan and Shelley Holt, of Potomac,
Maryland, recently became members of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s
Founders Society, recognizing gifts of $1million and more. Their gift supports
the Museum’s Center for the Prevention of Genocide (CPG) whose mission is to
make genocide prevention a national and international priority. The CPG
increases the public’s understanding of how and why genocide and mass
atrocities happen, inspires people to care, and galvanizes policy makers to
create the tools and structures needed to avert the next crisis.



 



 “One of the Museum’s most important lessons is
that the Holocaust was preventable. An informed, engaged public will be crucial
to preventing future atrocities and we are deeply grateful to the Holts for
their generous gift and for sharing our commitment to addressing this enormous
challenge,” said Museum Director Sara J. Bloomfield.



The Holt’s
gift supports the Museum’s comprehensive campaign launched at its 20th
anniversary events in Washington, D.C. Led by honorary chair Elie Wiesel and
under the banner “Never Again: What You Do Matters,” the $540 million campaign
will allow the Museum to make critical investments to keep Holocaust memory
alive and address rising denial, antisemitism, hate, and contemporary genocide.
For more information on the campaign, please visit, www.ushmm.org/campaign



A living
memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires
citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and
promote human dignity. Visit ushmm.org for more information.



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