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The White Rose Tribute Event
Honoring the Massey Family

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

Please enjoy this video recap of special highlights! We are thankful to our Recorded Event Partner, Bank of America, for enabling us to produce and share these.

Generations of Generosity

Harvey and Carol have three children and 10 grandchildren (pictured here are son Tony with his wife Jann, Harvey and Carol, daughter Andrea Massey-Farrell with husband James.  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!

The Main Stage!

The program at the White Rose Tribute event was a highlight of the evening.  Our Board Chair Michelle Feinberg welcomed everyone to the future home of the Holocaust Museum for Hope & Humanity.  Valerie Shapiro helped explain the significance of the White Rose award and its connection to Holocaust history and Alexis Pugh provided a moving tribute to all the members of the Massey Family.  We were fortunate to have two 9th grade students on hand to share their experience in participating in our UpStanders and Names Not Numbers programs.  Thanks to the generous support of our Recorded Event Sponsor, Bank of America, the program is here for you to enjoy.

 

Also, you may click here to download a pdf file of the digital program book.

The Holocaust Center is very thankful to all our supporters

Lead Supporter of the Recorded Event: Bank of America

Circle of Valor

Jim & Valeria Shapiro

Massey Services

Tess Wise, Founder

Circle of Hope

Patricia & Roy Ambinder

Dick & Dottie Appelbaum

Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation

Ginsburg Family Foundation

Bruce K. Gould Foundation

Marc & Henrietta Katzen

Nemours Children’s Health System

OUC – The Reliable One

Jim & Alexis Pugh

Solomon Schick

Marilyn Shapiro

Chuck & Margie Steinmetz

Truist

Universal Engineering Sciences

University of Central Florida Foundation

Louise & Richard Weiner Family Foundation

Bob & Judy Yarmuth

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The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida

CenterState Bank

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Patrick & O’Ann Christiansen

City of Orlando

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Dr. Jeffrey Friedman

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Lowndes

Jeff Miller & Ted Maines

Orlando Health

Orlando Magic

Saint Margaret Mary Catholic School

Susan & Jerry Roth

Turner Construction

Universal Orlando

Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial, LLC

Withum

Wolfe-Rizor Interiors

Circle of Courage

Laura & Mark Abramson

Judy & David Albertson

Gordon & Susan Arkin

Bogin, Munns & Munns

Elevation Financial

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Florida Blue

Marilyn Goldman

Michael and Celia Graham

GrayRobinson

Scott & Marci Greenberg

Helen Greenspun

HuntonBrady Architects

Kubicki Draper

Mark & Ellen Lang

John & Katie Lehr

Melody & Brendan Lynch

Chris McCullion & Carlos Carbonell

Meitin Family Partnership

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Scott G. Miller / Burr & Forman

Forrester & Edna Morris

One Florida Bank

Dr. Mary Palmer

Daniel Pelli

The Poteshman Family

Publix Charities

Quantum Leap Winery

Dr. Rick Schell & Mr. Scott Joseph

Jill S. Schwartz & Associates, P.A.

Winston & Charlotte Schwartz

Simon & Ellen Snyder

TLC Engineering Solutions

Valencia College

The Walt Disney Company

Barbara Weinreich

Welsh Charitable Trust

Zelig O. & Bobbi Wise Philanthropic Fund

Jonathan & Nancy Wolf