Holocaust & Humanity Center Launches Beacons of Humanity Business Partnership Program

Donor Society Connects Cincinnati’s Top Businesses with HHC’s vital mission

CINCINNATI (January 28, 2022) The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center is proud to launch the Beacons of Humanity Business Partnership Program, a donor society that connects top businesses and stakeholders to HHC’s important mission of ensuring the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today.

When businesses commit to become a member of the Beacons of Humanity Business Partnership Program, their organizations have a direct stake in the exceptional work of HHC while receiving exclusive donor benefits.

“We are honored to launch a program that directly connects our organization with businesses and leaders that care deeply about learning from the lessons of the Holocaust and are committed to combating antisemitism,” said Sarah L. Weiss, chief executive officer of the Holocaust & Humanity Center. “These are businesses that want to inspire their employees to become upstanders – using their strengths to make a difference in our community. HHC is passionate and dedicated to helping teams like yours build a strong, inclusive environment in the workplace.”

When businesses commit to monetary support, they receive benefits including training programs designed for leadership and employee needs, individualized programs tailored to equity and inclusion strategies, private museum tours and experiences, and optimal brand exposure through HHC’s robust marketing efforts.

The new initiative is led by three chairs, who are the driving forces behind the Business Partnership Program.

  • Bret Caller, Co-Founder and Owner of Viking Partners
  • Amy Spiller, President of Duke Energy’s utility operations in Ohio and Kentucky
  • Joel Stone, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Fifth Third Private Bank

View their biographies online. Within their roles, these exceptional chairs lead the Beacons of Humanity Business Partnership team while serving as top ambassadors for HHC. 

“I am pleased to be in this role to help expose and educate those who would otherwise be unaware of the horrors of the Holocaust,” Caller said. “It is my hope that by this exposure, history will not repeat itself against Jews or any other minority.”

Current companies that support HHC’s work come from a various industries including investment firms, banking institutions, law firms, and architecture firms. Being a Business Partner supports HHC’s critical work ensuring the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today. It confirms that businesses stand with HHC against hatred, bigotry, and injustice.

“Our region needs more upstanders to ensure we continue forward in our journey to be an inclusive and equitable community,” Stone said.

Interested businesses can learn more about the Beacons of Humanity Business Partnership Program during an exclusive Business Open House at HHC’s award-winning museum.

The open houses will occur on:

  • Tuesday, March 15, 5 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, April 5, 12 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 19, 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

 Interested business leaders can register online or email Development Manager Trinity Johnson at [email protected] with questions. Learn more about the Beacons of Humanity Business Partnership Program online.

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ABOUT THE NANCY & DAVID WOLF HOLOCAUST & HUMANITY CENTER

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center exists to ensure the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today. Located at Cincinnati’s historic Union Terminal, HHC educates more than 200,000 community members through its educational initiatives, innovative digital and in-person programs, virtual tours, and partnerships. For more information, visit www.holocaustandhumanity.org