NEWS RELEASE: Holocaust & Humanity Center Receives Transformational $18 Million Gift

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Kara Driscoll, Holocaust & Humanity Center, (513) 638-0508, [email protected]

Donation to Support Expansion of HHC’s Imperative Work

CINCINNATI (APRIL 13, 2022) The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center is thrilled to announce a transformational gift from an anonymous donor in the amount of $18 million, to accelerate programming and support our endowment, ensuring sustainability for the future.

The gift will enable the institution to maintain and grow its award-winning museum at the highest standard, expand offerings to include more family and youth leadership programming, in addition to fostering greater reach. 

Sarah L. Weiss, the chief executive officer of the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center, said the generous donation will bolster the organization’s ambitious goals to draw museum visitors from across the nation while being known as one of the top museums in Cincinnati.

“This gift comes at a time when the world needs HHC’s mission more than ever. Sadly, we need not look any further than our daily newspaper to know that the future of humanity is at a crossroads,” Weiss said. “To meet the moment, HHC is committed to creating a community of upstanders based on the lessons of the Holocaust. We are profoundly grateful to the donors’ commitment to our mission and their call-to-action to gain broader support from the community for our work. This is a crucial time. Every person, every dollar brings us one step closer to building the community we want our children to inherit.”

While the donors wish to remain anonymous, they have expressed that their greatest hope is that this gift will be a catalyst to inspire others to support and donate to a mission that we care deeply about. They have been inspired by the importance and impact of HHC’s work, and want to ensure this community treasure will be around for generations to come.

This gift solidifies HHC’s future and helps amplify its already robust program offerings, but the importance of community support remains. Community support is still necessary to ensure that school groups experience the museum, educators are teaching the Holocaust effectively and the Cincy Upstander Project continues to grow to reach our bold vision that Cincinnati becomes a community of upstanders.

The Holocaust & Humanity Center is the only U.S. Holocaust museum with a direct connection to its location. A majority of the 1,000 Holocaust survivors who came to Cincinnati arrived by train at Union Terminal. Since its move to Union Terminal in 2019, it has engaged more than half a million individuals through in-person museum visits and events and more than 2 million through digital programming and virtual experiences.

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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