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MEDIA CONTACTS: Amy Haycock
561-297-4040, ahaycock@fau.edu


“Indulge Yourself” Event Raises $100,000 for FAU’s Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education


                BOCA RATON, FL (March 30, 2011)
– The Friends of the Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education (CHHRE) at FAU recently hosted the “Indulge Yourself” event to benefit the Center. The event, which raised $100,000, was chaired by Marilyn Weinberg with co-chairs Elyssa Kupferberg and Marianne Lerner, and held at the home of Marilyn and Jack Pechter in Boca Raton.
                Nearly 200 women attended the event, which offered opportunities to purchase French-designer jewelry by Isabelle Krupnick, summer furs by Saks Fifth Avenue, and handbags and accessories by the Regency Collection. The event also featured live and silent auctions, and a raffle sponsored by inSight Through Education. Other event sponsors were Beverly and Jack Fox, Gloria Haft Furman, Shirlee Jacobs, Marianne and Howard Lerner, Janice and Stan Sussman, the C & J Viner Family Foundation, Marilyn and Jay Weinberg, and Carole and Marcus Weinstein. 
                The Friends of the Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education is a group of individuals dedicated to raising funds to ensure the continued operation of the CHHRE. The Center has relied on private funding to sustain its programs and operation since spring 2008, when public funding was discontinued because of budget cuts.
                “As incidents of anti-Semitism and heightened hostility against immigrant groups and people of color continue to rise, the Center’s work is more important than ever,” said Dr. Rose Gatens, director of the Center. “I truly appreciate the generosity of the ‘Indulge Yourself’ event planners and attendees in helping the CHHRE continue its mission.”
                For more information about the Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education, visit http://www.coe.fau.edu/centersandprograms/CHHRE. For information about donating to the Center, contact Dr. Rose Gatens at 561-297-2929 or rgatens@fau.edu.


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About the Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education at Florida Atlantic University:
The Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education’s mission is to promote respect for all people through the study of the Holocaust, genocide and human rights. Established in 1996 by the Florida Department of Education to support teachers implementing the state’s mandate for Holocaust education, the Center serves area schools in five counties and presents programs throughout the local community. Through its training, programs and resources, the Center seeks to teach about the Holocaust and genocides in order to educate citizens to recognize prejudice and hatred.

About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. In commemoration of its origin, FAU is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2011. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering & Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

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