Holocaust Museum Houston

Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award Virtual Event

Thursday, May. 7, 2020 – Thursday, May. 7, 2020

06:45 PM – 08:00 PM




HMH’s annual dinner is its largest fundraising event of the year and raises critical funds to support the institution. Due to the continually evolving COVID-19 situation, we’ve made the decision to turn our 2020 LBJ Moral Courage Award Dinner into a virtual event. We are planning an online program and invite you and your family and friends to join us on May 7, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. (CDT).

We will celebrate moral courage from WWII to the current day, present the 2020 Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award to the family of the late Brigadier General Felix L. Sparks, and hear a virtual conversation with WWII Historian and New York Times bestselling author Alex Kershaw and Holocaust Survivor Pinchas Gutter.

We thank all of our dinner sponsors who have extended their support to the Museum’s ongoing operations. All gifts in support of the event are now fully tax deductible.

Join the Museum in celebrating the 75th Anniversary of V-E Day with a Tribute Gift in honor or memory of a loved one or Holocaust Survivor. All tribute donors of $180 or more will receive access to view the LBJ Moral Courage Award Virtual Event and receive recognition in the virtual event’s pre-show presentation. Your gift will be put to immediate use and enable HMH’s dedicated to create new digital content about the Holocaust and Human Rights for educators, parents, and students.


Dinner Chairs
Heidi & David Gerger
Sultana & Moez Mangalji
Andrea & Bill White

Host Committee Chairs
Erica & Benjy Levit

Host Committee

Judy & David Bell
Fran & Marc Berg
Tali & Eric Blumrosen
Laurie & Milton Boniuk
Polly & Murry Bowden
Kaki & Larry Buck
Honorable Theresa Chang & Peter Chang MD
Debra & Steven Cohen
Nancy & Jack Dinerstein
Denise & Steve Estrin
Kelli Cohen Fein & Martin Fein
Nancy Freed & Richie Freed
Lily & Charles Foster
Paula Goldstein
Cheryl & Stephen Golub
Lynn Gordon & Hy Penn
Florie & Guillermo Guefen
Punkin & Walter Hecht
Shelly & Brian Hendry
Eileen Reed & Leon Fastow
Sandra & Steven Finkelman
Mady & Ken Kades
Gail & Milton Klein
Barbara & Barry Lewis
Nicole & Glenn Lowenstein
Melanie & Jerome Martin
Pauline & Alfie Meyerson
Edith Mincberg
Allison & Russell Molina
Susie & Jeff Raizner
Mary R. Schwartz MD & David Cech MD
Jeri & Marc Shapiro
Limor & Stuart Smith
Sue Smith
Helen & Andy Spector
Nancy Li-Tarim & Dr. Soner Tarim
Alberta & Andrew Totz
Ellen & Dan Trachtenberg
Inna Wizig
Beth Wolff
Ed Wolff
Connie K. Wong*listing as of April 7, 2020

Holocaust Museum Houston created the Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award in 1994 in cooperation with the Johnson family. In 1938, as a young congressman, Johnson stretched the limits of his authority and risked his personal dreams to provide American sanctuary for threatened European Jews. It is because of these acts of moral courage that the Museum proudly named the award in his honor. The award recognizes either a single righteous act or a lifetime of morally courageous behavior.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

Amegy Bank / Barbara & Barry Lewis
Paula Goldstein
Sultana & Moez Mangalji / Westmont Hospitality Group
Shirley Toomim / Cyvia Wolff
The Warren Family

Joan & Stanford Alexander
Julie & Andrew Alexander
Fran & Mark Berg Family
Polly & Murry Bowden / Jeri & Marc Shapiro
Nancy & Jack Dinerstein / Betty & Michael Tapick
Dr. Irving & Dr. Toby Gold / Dr. Judith Gold
Punkin & Walter Hecht / BJ & Buddy Herz
Shelly & Brian Hendry / Limor & Stuart Smith
Nicole & Glenn Lowenstein
Sunni & Gary Markowitz / Judy & Mark Mucasey / Dede & John Loughran
John P. McGovern Foundation
Memorial Hermann Foundation
PaperCity Magazine
The Stein Family
Clark & Charlene Thompson Foundation
Andrea & Bill White

Liz & Jorge Altschuler / Gail & Milton Klein
Edie & David Amran / Morgan Stanley
Baker McKenzie / Stacy & Lewis Gomar
Judy & David Bell / Ellen & Dan Trachtenberg
Laurie & Milton Boniuk
Kaki & Larry Buck
Charter Title Company
Christensen Building Group LLC
Dickson Furniture Industries / Susser Bank Holdings
Katya Dow / Connie Kwan Wong
Linda & Dr. Michael Eisemann / Cathy & Dr. Joseph Jankovic / Mitzi Shure & Jerry Wische
Denise & Steve Estrin
Joyce & Dr. Stephen Fadem / Mickey & Mike Marvins
Kelli Cohen Fein & Martin Fein
Sandra & Steve Finkelman
Lily & Charles Foster / Nancy Li-Tarim & Dr. Soner Tarim
Marla & Stewart Feldman / Nancy & Richie Freed
Karen & Buster Freedman
Martha & Don Freedman
Bernard Fuchs
Cheryl & Stephen Golub
Lynn Gordon & Hy Penn
Florie & Guillermo Guefen
Lauren & Geoff Harrison / Marci Rosenberg & Ben Samuels
HMH Docents
Jackson Walker
KPRC Channel 2
Alissa & Michael Leightman / Susie & Jeff Raizner
Diane & Alan Levin / Vicky & Michael Richker
Mimi & Larry Levine / Dr. Jill Roth & Ben Lipson / Kay & Fred Zeidman
Marek Family
Edith Mincberg
Allison & Russell Molina
Carol & David Neider / Jeannie & Gary Wermuth
Leslie & Russ Robinson
Glen Rosenbaum
Dr. Mary Schwartz & David Cech
Lois & George Stark
Nancy & Irving Stern
Haya & Jacob Varon

Premier Seating
Sheila Aron
Sue Sue & Don Aron
Tali & Eric Blumrosen
Briggs & Veselka Co.
Honorable Theresa Chang & Peter Chang MD
Cheryl & Brian Fielkow
Ann & Kenny Friedman
Carl Josehart & Sam Jacobson
Mady & Ken Kades
Diane Merrill
Eileen Reed & Leon Fastow
Joan Schnitzer
Beth Wolff & Ed Wolff
Edith & Robert Zinn

*Listing as of March 20, 2020

Pre-show Presentation generously sponsored by
Debra & Steven Cohen
Heidi & David Gerger

Valet Parking sponsored by


Questions? Contact Amanda Shagrin at lbjdinner@hmh.org


  • Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday, noon - 5:00 pm
  • General Admission: Members, children, students, and college-level students (with valid ID) receive free admission; $15 per person; $10 per person Active-Duty Military, Seniors 65+ and AARP members (with valid ID). Free Hours: Thursdays from 2:00-5:00 pm.

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • Paid parking is available in the parking lot next to the Museum on the corner of Binz and Caroline St.


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