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Dallas Holocaust Museum Hope for Humanity Award to Honor Mayor Mike Rawlings

Annual Fundraising Dinner Recognizes Those Who Are a Testament to the Museum’s Mission of Tolerance


DALLAS – November 20, 2015 – The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is honoring Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings at its annual Hope for Humanity Awards Dinner Thursday, December 3 at 6 p.m. at the Fairmont Dallas. A member of the community who supports the Museum’s mission of education and tolerance is recognized each year.


Elected in June 2011, Mayor Rawlings is diligently working to improve the quality of life in the Dallas. He has introduced a development plan for southern Dallas, taken a hands-on approach to improving education, created strategies for growing the arts and served as a catalyst for economic investment, job creation and public-private partnerships.


“Mayor Rawlings’ leadership has led to success in curbing domestic violence, bullying and poverty. His support of the LGBT community and the development and growth of South Dallas speaks volumes about his commitment to diversity, equity and justice,” says Mary Pat Higgins, the Museum’s President and CEO.”


Hope for Humanity Awards Dinner Chairs are the Honorable Florence and Howard Shapiro and Abby and Todd Williams. Honorary Chairs are CIC Partners/Dee Ann and Marshall Payne; Jill and Michael Dardick; Sally and Thomas Dunning; Nancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt; Jennifer and Thomas Karol; The Honorable Ron Kirk and Matrice Ellis-Kirk; Laura and Tom Leppert; Debra and Clint McDonnough; Sammye and Mike A. Myers; Barbara and Stan Rabin; Nicole and Justin Small; Marianne and Roger Staubach; and Senator Royce West and Mrs. Carol West.


Major sponsors for this prestigious event are:

  • Defender of Honor: Nancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt
  • Teacher of Tolerance: Barbara and Stan Rabin
  • Upstander: CIC Partners; Renee and Hill A. Feinberg; Lisa and Neil Goldberg/Sherry and Kenny Goldberg Families
  • Humanitarian: ALON USA, Ruth and Ken Altshuler; Joe and Marshall Funk Families; Glazer's/Beverage and Reception Sponsor; Alice and Jim Skinner; Nicole and Justin Small; Waldman Bros


The Hope for Humanity Awards Dinner is the primary annual fundraising event of the Museum. Proceeds from the dinner fund the Museum’s exhibits, student programs, educator conferences and other community service events. The cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. Complimentary valet is available upon arrival. For information about tickets and sponsorships, call (469) 399-5202 or email




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 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please visit or call (214) 741-7500.

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