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Golf Outing Raises Over $200,000 For Tolerance Education

A record amount of $200,000 was raised at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County’s (HMTC) Golf Outing on Monday, Aug. 19 as David Rosen, golf outing chair, greeted 136 golfers at the prestigious Glen Head Country Club. He was joined by Co-Chairs Stewart Hescheles, Len Novick, and Matt Skidell.

 

“I am a father of five, and the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center’s mission to educate our youth on diversity and tolerance fuels my passion for spreading the word and doing good things,” Rosen said of the golf event. “Our children are our future. Dialogue and exchange between people of different views, cultures and faiths is the glue that will hold us together and enrich us all.”

 

Since 2007, Rosen’s involvement with the HMTC has become greater and greater, including chairman of the golf outing fundraiser and serving as the organization’s vice chairman. Steven Markowitz, HMTC chairman, presented Rosen with a plaque expressing the board’s appreciation for his five years of service as the golf outing chairman.

 

A live auction was held in the ballroom and, combined with the silent auction, brought in close to $25,000 for HMTC’s education programs and services. Howard Maier, HMTC chairman emeritus, started the live auction off before 250 enthusiastic guests and long-time supporter Neil Rosenfeld started the bidding.  

 

 The auction ended with a special appearance by Adam Richman, best known as the host of “Man vs. Food,” the highest rated show in the history of the Travel Channel. He attended in the memory of his grandma, Rose, a holocaust survivor, for the 6,000,000 without a voice, and to make sure humanity and mankind never face these atrocities again.

 

HMTC is most grateful to the following 2013 Golf Outing Sponsors:

 

Corporate: Rosen Associates Management Corp.; Title Associates, A Stewart Company

 

Gold: B&B Coverage LLC; Sterling & Sterling

 

Silver: Certified Financial Services, LLS; Andy Chavkin; Susan & Bruce Cohen; Farrell Fritz, P.C.; GCP Capital; Hippie Chips; The Izower Family; Kaufman, Dolowich, Voluck; Kiddsmiles; Stewart Senter Inc. Builders; Howard Maier; Realty Three LLC; The Skidell Family; Westerman, Ball, Ederer, Miller & Sharfstein LLP; Ed Streim

Carts: Alderman & Company LLP

 

About the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County

The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County is the pre-eminent Holocaust resource on Long Island, with a contemporary museum and is one of the largest and most comprehensive education program providers in the region. Since 2007, nearly 210,000 students, educators, employers and law enforcement personnel have participated in the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center’s education programs. 

 

Under construction and scheduled to open in January 2014, the Claire Friedlander Education Institute will accommodate four classrooms with state-of-the-art audio-visual aids and cutting edge technical equipment for specialized Holocaust video-conferencing programs and a wide variety of workshops for youth and adults.  

 

With the Louis Posner Memorial Library, the center offers over 7,000 volumes of Holocaust, genocide, multicultural, anti-bias and anti-bullying material for youth and adults, from Kindergarten through post-graduate researchers. It is the largest such collection on Long Island. Additional information is available online at www.holocaust-nassau.org.