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 Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance Receives Texas Instruments Grant

Museum selected for grant to enhance Dallas-area arts and culture scene

 

DALLAS – October 20, 2015 – The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is one of 15 recipients of a Texas Instruments Foundation Arts Grant of $15,000. The Museum plans to use the funds to continue to preserve the memory of the Holocaust, and to teach the moral and ethical response to prejudice, hatred, and indifference.

 

“We are honored to be a recipient of the Texas Instrument Foundation Arts Grant.   I am pleased that the history we teach to engage people—particularly young people—in conversations that lead to moral and ethical choices is valued", Mary Pat Higgins, the Museum's President and CEO said.  "Donations such as this make it possible for us to carry out our mission of educating others to recognize the signs of hatred and genocide, and promote tolerance, acceptance and respect."

 

Founded in 1964, the Texas Instruments Foundation is a non-profit organization providing philanthropic support for educational and charitable purposes primarily in the communities where Texas Instruments (TI) operates. While its primary focus is on providing knowledge, skills, and programs to improve science, technology, engineering, and math education, the Texas Instruments Foundation also invests in arts and culture and in health and human services programs that meet the greatest community needs.

 

“Dallas has a thriving and growing arts and culture scene, which is increasingly being noticed nationally and internationally, making our community a more vibrant place to live and work,” said Andy Smith, Executive Director of the Texas Instruments Foundation. “We are pleased to support these great institutions.” 

 

This year’s arts grant, totaling $1.6 million in contributions, went to many Dallas organizations.  These organizations include: the Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico; Business Council for the Arts; Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society; Dallas Black Dance Theatre; Dallas Children’s Theater; Dallas Museum of Art; Dallas Opera; Dallas Summer Musicals; Dallas Symphony Association; Dallas Theater Center; Dallas Zoological Society; Nasher Sculpture Center; North Texas Public Broadcasting (KERA); and the Turtle Creek Chorale.###

 

About the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance

The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is committed to teaching the moral and ethical response to prejudice, hatred and indifference for the benefit of all humanity. The Museum’s education programs have had a profound effect on people of all ages. In 2014, 65,031 visitors toured the Museum and many wrote, emailed or posted notes that their lives had been transformed by the experience. Through its exhibits and programs, they learn about the humiliating discrimination, deep-rooted hatred and the near annihilation of the Jewish people and the systematic enslavement of others. The Museum is located at 211 N. Record Street, Dallas, Texas 75202. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit dallasholocaustmuseum.org or call (214) 741-7500.

 

About Texas Instruments Foundation

The Texas Instruments Foundation, founded in 1964, is a non-profit organization providing philanthropic support for educational and charitable purposes primarily in the communities where Texas Instruments operates. While its primary focus is on providing knowledge, skills and programs to improve science, technology, engineering and math education, the Texas Instruments Foundation also invests in arts and culture and in health and human services programs that meet the greatest community needs.

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