Those who care most about standing up against injustice believe strongly in our mission. Donors provide the lion’s share of our funding. They understand that the legacy they can leave for future generations is to remember the past and tell the stories that must be told.

With your help we can do more to teach the lessons of the Holocaust to inspire action against bigotry, hatred, and violence.

For credit card gifts, please click the button below. For gifts of stock, bonds, or other securities contact Tim Morrison at 239-263-9200 ext. 207 or tim@hmcec.org.

The Legacy Society

The Legacy Society has been created to celebrate friends who affirm their commitment to our Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center through their will or other planned gift. Your generosity demonstrates an investment in the future of our Museum and its mission. Gifts from Legacy Society members will offer continuing support to provide exhibits, educational programs, artifact conservation, museum admission for students and more.

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What does your donation accomplish?

  • Education Programs for more than 15,000 students and teachers, especially in grades 5, 8, and 10 as well as teacher training programs.
  • “Meet A Survivor” presentations at area schools.
  • Proper accession, storage, and display of donated artifacts.
  • Recording, preservation, and use of testimonies of our local community members who are Survivors, Witnesses, or WWII Camp Liberators.
  • Awareness of important issues through our participation in community events and with many nonprofit and business partners.

THE HOLOCAUST MUSEUM OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS A 501(C)(3) TAX-EXEMPT ORGANIZATION AND IS REGISTERED WITH THE STATE OF FLORIDA DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES (CH14544). A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

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“It was a privilege to witness a Holocaust Survivor’s story. I will always remember Anneliese asking us to respect each other and live peacefully. I will think of that the rest of my existence.”

—Annette N., Lexington Middle School Student

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