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PRESS RELEASE – Suncoast Credit Union Grant January 2022

PRESS RELEASE

The Holocaust Museum & Janet G. and Harvey D. Cohen Education Center
975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd., Suite 108
Naples, FL 34110
239-263-9200
Contact: Susan Suarez, President and CEO; Susan@HMCEC.org

Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center Announce Grant from Suncoast Credit Union

The Holocaust Museum & Janet G. and Harvey D. Cohen Education Center is honored to announce it received a $10,000 grant from Suncoast Credit Union. The 2022 grant is in support of the Museum’s “Student and Teacher Education on the Lessons of the Holocaust” program. Museum President and CEO Susan Suarez notes that “Suncoast Credit Union has been a long-time supporter of the Museum’s Education mission: to teach the lessons of the Holocaust to inspire action against bigotry, hatred and violence. Over the years, grants from Suncoast Credit Union have made it possible for thousands of area students to visit the Museum and participate in our programs. The impact of Suncoast Credit Union philanthropy to the Museum and other SWFL non-profit organizations has been enormous. ”

About Suncoast Credit Union

Suncoast Credit Union is the largest credit union in the state of Florida, the 10th largest in the United States based on membership, and the 10th largest in the United States based on its $14.9 billion in assets. Chartered in 1934 as Hillsborough County Teachers Credit Union, Suncoast Credit Union currently operates 75 full-service branches and serves more than one million members in 40 counties across Florida. As a community credit union, anyone who lives, works, attends school, or worships in Suncoast Credit Union’s service area is eligible for membership. In 2021, Suncoast Credit Union’s field of membership was expanded to include public K-12 teachers, college educators, and educational support staff from all of Florida’s 67 counties. Suncoast is passionate about community support. Since its founding in 1990, the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation has raised and donated more than $32 million to organizations and initiatives that support the health, education, and emotional well-being of children in the communities that the credit union serves. For more information, visit suncoastcreditunion.com or follow us on social media: Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter.

About the Museum

The Holocaust Museum & Janet G. and Harvey D. Cohen Education Center is now celebrating its 20th anniversary. Founded by community leaders, the Museum was inspired by “Out of the Ashes,” a Holocaust history classroom project created by 7th graders at Golden Gate Middle School. The Museum’s mission is to teach the lessons of the Holocaust to inspire action against bigotry, hatred and violence. The Museum makes Holocaust history “personal” for students, teachers and guests by sharing the individual stories of local Holocaust Survivors, Camp Liberators and WWII Veterans. Its permanent collection contains unique artifacts, documents and photographs donated by Survivors, Liberators, their families, and other interested parties. The Estelle and Stuart Price Gallery displays special temporary exhibits which are created in-house from the Museum’s own collection or on loan from other organizations. Since its founding, the Museum has offered age-appropriate Holocaust Education programs, primarily for grades 4-12 through college. As a Designated Site for Holocaust Education by the FL Department of Education Commissioner’s Task Force on Holocaust Education, the Museum has provided Workshops to help teachers meet the state mandate on Holocaust education. PopUp Museums are available for those schools unable to visit the Museum. A unique traveling Boxcar Exhibit, on loan to the Museum from F.E. and Jack Nortman and The Boxcar Foundation, has been displayed at schools, public libraries, synagogues, churches and other locations across South Florida. In 2019, following its first-ever capital campaign, the Museum moved to a larger location with an award-winning design and updated displays. In addition to in-person and Zoom programs about Holocaust and other genocides in history, the Museum also covers contemporary Human Rights issues. To date, more than half a million people – of all ages, from across the country and more than 45 countries – have visited the Museum, seen the Boxcar, participated in Education programs or attended our in-person and Zoom events. For more information about the Museum and its programs, please contact President and CEO Susan Suarez – Susan@HMCEC.org, or visit our website www.HMCEC.org.
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