Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida

We make history personal

aka Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center   |   Naples, FL   |  www.hmcec.org

Mission

Teach the lessons of the Holocaust to inspire action against bigotry, hatred, and violence.

Ruling year info

2001

President & CEO

Mrs. Susan L Suarez

Main address

975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd Suite 108

Naples, FL 34110 USA

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Formerly known as

Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida

EIN

59-3740883

NTEE code info

History Museums (A54)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We teach the lessons of the Holocaust so that this tragic part of history is never forgotten. We teach about the importance of respect for all people and the dangers of indifference in order to prevent future genocides.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Student-focused programming

The Museum offers educational programs to students and teachers to assist in meeting the State of Florida mandate to teach about the Holocaust in the public school setting.  An average of 15,000 students are educated annually through age-appropriate programs that engage students with the people and events of the Holocaust and the important lessons this history has for each of us today.  Learning personal stories of those who were victims and UpStanders gives students the opportunity to understand the importance of mutual respect and the dangers of indifference and hatred.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

The "5-8-10 Project" was introduced to Collier County Public Schools in the 2015-16 school year.  This is a targeted program to reach students in the 5th, 8th and 10th grades with age-appropriate and curriculum connected programs.  At the 5th grade level, students learn about Holocaust hero, Irena Sendler, and learn how they can be a hero in their own community.  A Museum field trip & Holocaust Survivor presentation are the focus of the 8th grade program so that students are getting a personal,  yet historically accurate overview of the events and discussion of how these lessons relate to our lives today.  At the 10th grade level, students investigate what has happened in the world since the Holocaust and participate in discussions about modern genocide and what they can do to make a difference.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Non-adult children

Annual series for the general public, based either on selected books or films related to the Holocaust and/or other human rights issues with discussion and expert speakers.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Through the O/V History Project, we are filming our local Holocaust Survivors and Liberators.  In this way, we will have a record of their experiences during WWII and beyond even after they are no longer with us.  These testimonies are then used in a variety of ways to enrinch our educational programs for the community.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

External assessments

Evaluated via the Impact Genome Project (2018)

Affiliations & memberships

Association of Holocaust Organizations 2005

State of Fl Holocaust Education Task Force 2005

Association for State and Local History 2009

Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce 2007

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Museum's main goal is to be the primary resource in Southwest Florida for teachers and students to grapple with the study of human behavior and how we have the opportunity, each and every day, to be a force for good in our community.  The history of the Holocaust is a significant era in history that illustrates the best and worst of human behavior, allowing rich examples to learn from and be inspired by. Our main target audience is students, age 10 - 18, with a goal to impact the following groups each year:5th graders with inspiring stories of Holocaust heroes;8th graders with the general history of the Holocaust and WWII and what that means for today;10th graders with the timeline of what has happened since the Holocaust, how genocide continues, and our roles as individuals to facilitate change.

Expansion of partnerships with colleges, churches and other nonprofits to broaden our reach in the community; Enhanced marketing so that the community understands what the Museum accomplishes each year with students and teachers; Board development so that we have the right people on board to fulfill the mission.

The Museum has established a new partnership with Florida SouthWestern State College to expand its reach into the five-county service area.   With our larger building, strong relationship with area schools and the support of many community leaders, the Museum is in a wonderful position to accomplish its goals.

Every year we reach even more students with our programming.  Our new larger facility means that we can host larger student groups for field trips and more visitors. 

Financials

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Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida

Board of directors
as of 6/29/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Stuart Price

Herb Berkeley

Retired

Stephen Strome

Board Member

Richard Yovanovich

Board Member

Stuart Price

Board Member

Fred Roth

Board Member

Maureen Lerner

Board Member

Hymie Akst

Board Member

Larry Baer

Board Member

Goldie Bertone

Board Member

Rosalee Bogo

Board Member

Janet Cohen

Board Member

Michael Feldman

Board Member

Gary Lenchner

Board Member

Jack Nortman

Board Member

Michael Seaman

Board Member

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

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