In the spirit of building a just and caring community free of antisemitism and all forms of prejudice and bigotry, the Holocaust Center presents:

The White Rose Tribute Event
Honoring the Massey Family

April 28, 2021

Outdoor Cocktail Reception

5:30P.M. – 7:30P.M.

75 South Ivanhoe Blvd. (Senator Beth Johnson Park)


For the health and safety of all our guests, we will be implementing a thorough COVID compliance plan.  
Please click here to read the list of precautions that will be observed.

The theme for 2021 will be Generations of Generosity as we proudly honor a fitting recipient for the Tess Wise White Rose Award, the Massey Family. We are thrilled to host this outdoor reception and program on the future site of the Holocaust Museum for Hope & Humanity! Please join us in celebrating the Masseys and in raising crucial funds to support vital programs which allow our organization to provide students of all ages with unique and inspiring educational opportunities. 

Generations of Generosity

Harvey and Carol have three children and 10 grandchildren (pictured here are daughter Andrea Massey-Farrell with husband James and son Tony with his wife Jann).  Not pictured are daughter Angela Riganese and her husband Shane.  Harvey and Carol live in Winter Park.

The Tess Wise White Rose Award, presented each year by the Holocaust Center, reminds us of the actions of a group of courageous students in Germany during WWII who created a non-violent resistance movement called, The White Rose. The group of students, led by Sophie Scholl and her brother Hans, worked day and night to publish flyers criticizing Germans who did nothing to combat the Third Reich’s tyranny.

 The individuals honored with this award are active and vocal members of our community. Like The White Rose, they believe that only through participation can we build a better home and a better world for all.

For the Massey family, the values of inclusiveness and respect form the foundation of their philanthropic efforts that include significant investments in education, arts and culture, human and health services across our Central Florida community. In recognition of their dedication to our community and generous support of our Holocaust Center and its vision for the new Holocaust Museum for Hope & Humanity, we are honored to present the Tess Wise White Rose Award to multiple generations of the Massey family!

In following the latest recommendations for COVID compliance, a limited number of tickets will be made available.

Deadline to appear as a supporter in the formal invitation is February 12, 2021.  The deadline to purchase and submit a digital program ad is April 1, 2021.

Thank you in advance for your support!  

Together we will continue building a more inclusive and respectful society.


The Holocaust Center is very thankful to all our supporters

Circle of Valor

Founder Tess Wise

Jim & Valeria Shapiro

Massey Services

Circle of Hope

Dick & Dottie Appelbaum

Bruce K. Gould Foundation

Patricia & Roy Ambinder

Bob & Judy Yarmuth

Rizwan Zaman

Marc & Henrietta Katzen

Jim & Alexis Pugh

Ginsburg Family Foundation

Universal Engineering

Solomon Schick

Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation


Louise and Richard Weiner Family Foundation

Marilyn Shapiro

Chuck & Margie Steinmetz


Nemours Children’s Health System

University of Central Florida

Circle of Resilience

Dr. Jeffrey Friedman

SmartWealth/Randy Ellington

The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida

Andrew & Michelle Feinberg/Morgan Stanley

Patrick & O’Ann Christiansen


Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial

Jason Chepenik/One Digital

Universal Orlando

Jeff Miller & Ted Maines


Holland & Knight

Orlando Health

Susan & Jerry Roth

Wolfe-Rizor Interiors

City of Orlando

CenterState Bank 

Orlando Magic

Circle of Courage

Laura & Mark Abramson

Scott & Marci Greenberg

Mark & Ellen Lang

John & Katie Lehr

Dr. Rick Schell & Mr. Scott Joseph

Marilyn Goldman

The Poteshman Family

Barbara Weinreich

Daniel Pelli

Jonathan & Nancy Wolf

Helen Greenspun

David Forrester & Edna Morris

Iberia Bank

One Florida Bank

Scott G. Miller & Burr and Forman

HuntonBrady Architects

Dr. Mary Palmer

Melody & Brendan Lynch

Karen Middlekauff & Daniel Minkow/Losey PLLC

Meitin Family Partnership

Jill S. Schwartz & Associates, P.A.

Welsh Charitable Trust

Simon & Ellen Snyder

Publix Charities

Chris McCullion & Carlos Carbonell

TLC Engineering Solutions

Zelig O. & Bobbi Wise Philanthropic Trust

Valencia College

Kubicki Draper