It was becoming evident in March, to those in the know, that funding for CHHRE was threatened by cutbacks occuring in all Florida public institutions. The threat became news on May 7 with a story in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Within days an outpouring of support for the Center gave hope that alternative funding would be found. On May 22 it was reported that sufficient private donations were committed to assure that the Center would not be closed in July as had been feared. Now it is hoped that an endowment can be established to assure that the Center will not be subjected to the uncertainties of public budgets. Your support is needed to give momentum to the effort to establish an endowment and to assure the Center will have adequate facilities, location and institutional support to carry on with its critical work.
Website for the Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education
a printed brochure is available.
Map to the current location of The Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education
The following are newspaper stories that document the funding crisis and public response and messages sent by teachers expressing appreciation and support for the Center.
|Many thanks for supporting, saving Holocaust Center at FAU||6/25/08||Rosanna M. Gatens||SS|
|Donations save FAU's center for Holocaust||6/ 5/08||Kimberly Miller||PBP|
|Messages of Support for CHHRE||5/31/08||many teachers|
|Funding secured to save FAU Holocaust Education Center||5/28/08||Ian Squires||SS|
|FAU's Holocaust center gets a reprieve||5/22/08||Editorial Board||SS|
|Officials at Holocaust center at FAU optimistic it will get money to continue||5/19/08||Scott Travis||SS|
|Widen the rescue effort||5/16/08||PBP editorial||PBP|
|FAU looking for money to keep Holocaust center open, Legislators pushing to keep it open||5/13/08||Scott Travis||SS|
|Holocaust center's backers buoy FAU||5/13/08||Kimberly Miller||PBP|
|FAU seeking benefactors to save center for Holocaust||5/12/08||Kimberly Miller and Larry Lipman||PBP|
|FAU Holocaust Studies Center may close doors||5/ 7/08||Ian Squires||SS|