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Help Us Reach Our Campaign Goal:

Join This Historic Effort

With your support, the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center will vastly expand our impact and build on what Tess and Abe Wise started almost four decades ago. We will continue to use the history and lessons of the Holocaust to build a more just and caring community where all people feel safe and respected – one free of antisemitism and all forms of prejudice and bigotry.  The city of Orlando approved an agreement to lease the Holocaust Center the former Chamber of Commerce building and adjacent Senator Beth Johnson Park, for $1 per year to build our new Holocaust Museum for Hope & Humanity.  Our museum will stand as a beacon of light and reflection of the city’s values and culture of inclusiveness.

Please check back for the latest news, updates and exciting progress coming soon! Here is what some of our biggest champions and community leaders are saying about this epic vision for a truly one-of-a-kind Holocaust Museum experience:

Capital Gifts

With the transformational gift from the City of Orlando of the former Chamber of Commerce building and adjacent park, our community has an unparalleled opportunity to build a new 40,000-square-foot Holocaust Museum for Hope & Humanity that will challenge the subculture of discrimination and hate in America, while providing a rich, collaborative space where new ideas can emerge with the potential to influence society far beyond the museum’s walls. We invite you to support this historic effort to join Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orlando City Council, as well as several generous individuals to help us make this museum a reality.


The museum will offer a range of prominent naming opportunities. Please contact Pam Kancher (pkancher@holocaustedu.org) or Kathy Turner (kturner@holocaustedu.org) for more information.

Endowment Gifts

Please consider the power of a simple bequest in your will—a gift that need not cost you anything today—or other planned gift to the endowment to make an enduring legacy to our mission. Your unrestricted gift to the endowment is the most powerful way you can help the Holocaust Center meet the challenges of a constantly changing world. We have established the Holocaust Center Legacy Society to recognize, honor and most of all thank individuals who have informed us that they have included the Holocaust Center in their estate plans through a bequest or other planned gift provision. You will join an extraordinary group of investors who have created a meaningful legacy that links their names in perpetuity to the Holocaust Center’s mission.