The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is pleased to announce a $300,000 grant from the Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation has been awarded to the Museum that will provide crucial operating support in the coming years. The three-year grant will ensure the Museum is able to fulfill its mission to teach the history of the Holocaust and advance human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference.
The generous funding will allow the Museum to continue hosting educational programming and special exhibitions throughout 2023, 2024, and 2025, and continue serving the North Texas community and beyond with Holocaust and human rights education
“The TI Foundation strongly believes in the Museum’s mission and proven track record of offering exceptional Holocaust and human rights education in Texas,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the TI Foundation. “We believe this gift will impact thousands of lives every year as visitors to the Museum are shaped by the lessons of the past and inspired to stand up to hatred and bigotry in their own lives.”
“So much has changed in the past few years, with upheavals of hate spreading around the globe at a frightening pace,” said Mary Pat Higgins, president and CEO, Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. “With so many people struggling to find reliable resources to learn about our shared human story and the tools needed to help repair our world, this generous gift could not have come at a more critical time. This meaningful grant will go directly to filling an educational gap that the next generation cannot afford to leave open.”
The TI Foundation has been a strong supporter of the Museum and its educational focus for years, having awarded the Museum $100,000 in 2021 to support programming to confront anti-Asian hate and bigotry.
The Museum is grateful for the TI Foundation’s powerful ongoing support to educate thousands of students and visitors from the North Texas community and beyond about the ramifications of unchecked hatred and how to become upstanders, rather than bystanders.
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About the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
The mission of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is to teach the history of the Holocaust and advance human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference. Founded in 1984 by local Holocaust survivors, the institution now resides in a new building in downtown Dallas where visitors experience a deeper immersion into the history of the Holocaust, human and civil rights, their centrality to our democracy, and their vital importance in preventing events like those of the Holocaust from happening again. The 55,000-square-foot permanent home covers three floors, and the main exhibition includes four wings that teach about the Holocaust, the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights after World War II, historical and contemporary genocides, and America’s civil rights journey. Please visit DHHRM.org or call (214) 741-7500 for more information.