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Founders Society

The Founders Society recognizes donors who have taken their cumulative commitment to the exceptional level of $1 million and above to strengthen the Museum’s ongoing efforts to teach the lessons of the Holocaust; confront hatred, antisemitism, and Holocaust denial; and prevent genocide.

In recognition of their extraordinary investment in the Museum, Founders Society members who have provided $1 million in gifts are honored with a permanent engraving in a prominent location in the Museum. Those donors who choose to defer their gift of $1 million will ultimately have their names engraved in perpetuity when the funds are received by the Museum. These Legacy of Light Founders enjoy all other benefits of the Founders Society during their lifetime.

Founders Society members who support the Museum with larger gifts are recognized with an engraving inside the Museum’s entrance.

Levels of Recognition


Gifts of $1 million or more

Pillars of Memory

Gifts of $2 million or more


Gifts of $5 million or more

Chairman’s Circle

Gifts of $10 million or more

Trustees' Circle

Gifts of $15 million or more

Guardians of Memory

Gifts of $25 million or more


To learn more about the Founders Society or to become a member, please contact Amanda McTyre at 301.318.9338 or

Your Founders gift to the Museum is fully tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.