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Jill Weinberg, US Holocaust Museum
Posted Oct 23, 2018
Jill Weinberg is the Executive Director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Midwest Office. She is responsible for raising over $170 million for the D.C. museum over the past 28 years. She is vital in organizing the annual luncheon, which is expected to raise $5 million this year. Before joining the Museum, she work with the JUF of Metropolitan Chicago for 11+ years. Celebrating the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 25th Anniversary, over 2,000 Chicagoans will gather on October 15 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago for the annual “What You Do Matters” luncheon. The annual Chicago fundraiser is the largest event of its kind for this national museum. Previous Chicago luncheons raise $5M+ at each event. These funds secure the permanence of Holocaust education and remembrance, confront global antisemitism, and prevent genocides. We’re eager to talk to Jill about her work with the D.C. museum and why this year is so important for the museum.
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