October 3, 2007
MURRAY AND ELLEN KOPPELMAN AND SANDRA GLICKSMAN JOIN UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM’S FOUNDERS SOCIETY
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Murray and Ellen Koppelman and Sandra Glicksman of New York City and Great Neck, New York, respectively, recently became members of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Founders Society with a generous gift of $1 million that will support the Museum’s Permanent Endowment.
“This Museum is a leader in educating the public and future generations on past injustices and in fostering dialogue on Holocaust denial, antisemitism, and genocide in today’s world. My wife, Ellen, and sister, Sandra, and I are proud to support its important work and help guarantee its future.”
“Today we are seeing a rise in antisemitism and Holocaust denial, just as the eyewitnesses are leaving us,” says Museum Chairman, Fred S. Zeidman. “This Museum will serve as the voice of survivors when they can no longer speak for themselves, educating future generations about the importance of confronting hatred, preventing genocide and strengthening democracy. We are deeply grateful to the Koppelmans and Sandra Glicksman for their family’s leadership in ensuring that we can continue increasing our outreach in these troubled times.”
The Founders Society is comprised of 137 individuals, foundations and organizations who have donated $1 million or more to the Museum. The Koppelman family will have their names engraved on the Museum’s Founders Wall this year.
A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum was created to inspire leaders and citizens to confront hatred, prevent genocide, promote human dignity and strengthen democracy. Federal support guarantees the Museum’s permanence, and donors nationwide make possible its educational activities and global outreach. For more information, visit www.ushmm.org.