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Thank you to the more than 900 people who attended our 2017 Luncheon! 


Save the date:

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Sheraton Seattle | 1400 Sixth Ave
11:00 Check-in | 12:00-1:00 Program

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Event co-chairs Shelley Bensussen and Naomi Newman 


Want to get involved in 2018?

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 206.582.3000 today for more information!


Be Inspired by last year's Luncheon speakers!

Paz with brush stroke 2"Last year, in 7th grade, a kid drew a swastika in my journal. My teacher said, 'I don't know how to handle this.' That inspired me to search for a way to educate myself and to educate others." 

Pazia was a member of the 2016-2017 Student Leadership Board.

Pia with brush stroke 2"Learning about the Holocaust, my students start making connections between what happened in the past and what's happening in our world today... and they understand that their actions impact everyone around them."

Pia Longinotti, Powell Fellow and teacher at Freeman High School in rural Spokane County

Carla and Elsa with brush stroke 2"Listening to [Carla] talk about what she went through and how she was able to help people just really inspired me to stand up against injustice." - Elsa, student at Freeman High School

Carla Peperzak is a survivor who helped rescue around 40 Jews as a member of the Dutch Resistance. She shares her story as a member of our Speakers Bureau.

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"We are deeply honored to recognize Nancy for her remarkable contributions to Holocaust education throughout the Northwest and for her investment in our work at the Center."
- Dee Simon, Baral Family Executive Director

Nancy Powell is the 2017 Voices for Humanity Award Recipient. Nancy and her family sponsor the annual Powell Holocaust Summer Institute.

2017 Tribute Book:

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Special thanks to our 2017 Voices for Humanity Sponsors

Sponsor support makes it possible for 100% of your contribution to fund the Center's programs, resources, and services.

To learn about 2018 Sponsor opportunities, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


VISIONARIES  Steven Baral | George Elbaum and Mimi Jensen | Powell Family Foundation

PRESENTING PARTNERS ATT logo high res | Carl and Joann Bianco

BENEFACTORS  Harley and Lela Franco, Harley Marine Services | Richard and Evelyn Gumpert | Loeb Family Charitable Foundations | Inge Marcus | Joseph and Judy Schocken | Lynne and Brad Smith | Anonymous

PATRONS David Alhadeff Goldman Sachs color crop | Jack and Adina Almo | Alphagraphics high res 2 | Paul and Leora Bloom | Zane and Celie Brown | Coastal Transportation | Arik and Rebecca Cohen | Judy and Krijn de Jonge | Robert Frey, Lakeside Advisors | Peter Goldman and Martha Kongsgaard | Naomi and Jon Newman | Nova Fisheries, Simon Family Foundation | Allan Steinman and Diane Sigel-Steinman | Verizon Logo high res

CHAMPIONS  Shelley and Larry Bensussen | Karen Chachkes and Dennis Chien | The Commerce Bank of Washington | Bill and Toby Donner, Richmark Label | Arlene B. Ehrlich

LEADERS  Alhadeff Family Charitable Foundation | Michael Cohen and Laurie Warshal Cohen | George and Carolyn Cox | Federal Army & Navy Surplus | Heavy Restaurant Group | Bob and Lisa Low | Jeff and Jamie Merriman-Cohen | Lucy and Herb Pruzan | Jay Riffkin and Courtney Blethen Riffkin, Dorsey & Whitney | Michael and Wendy Spektor | Janet Turpen

PARTNERS  Ben Bridge Jewelers | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | Alex Bogaard, Brown & Brown | Marc and Leah Boman | C+C | Dimmer Family Foundation | Henry and Sandra Friedman | Ron Friedman and Lili Sacks | James and Gloria Gottesman | Janet Gray and Brad Rind | Henry M. Jackson Foundation | Robert Herschkowitz | HomeStreet Bank | Lisa and Lewis Horowitz | Karr Tuttle Campbell | Andy and Stephanie Levine | Gail Mautner and Mario Shaunette | Natalie Mayer | Harriet Mendels | MIR Corporation | Rabbi James and Julie Mirel | Rachel Nathanson and Kevin Conley | Pacific Lutheran University | Steve Pruzan and Janet Abrams | Arnold and Anita Reich | Rockwood Retirement | Faye Sarkowsky | Patricia Shuster and Eugene May | Carol and Alan Sidell | Iantha and Stan Sidell | Sprague Israel Giles | Marv Strasburg | Alex and Lucy Sytman