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Honorary Chairs
Neil Bush
John Sharp, Chancellor, The Texas A&M University System
The Honorable Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston

Luncheon Chairs
Nancy & Arthur Brand
Sam & Barney Gershen
Lorraine & Ed Wulfe

Host Committee Chairs
Jennifer & David Stockel

Host Committee

Sue Sue & Don Aron
Laurie & Milton Boniuk
Sarah & Dennis Braham
Kaki & Larry Buck
Fred Caldwell
Rhona & Bruce Caress
Honorable Theresa Chang & Dr. Peter Chang
Gregory M. Cokinos
Denise & Steve Estrin
Martha & Don Freedman
Andrew T. Gardener
Heidi & David Gerger
Cheryl & Stephen Golub
Ernie Golub Family
Jeryl & Jeff Golub
Annette & Dan Gordon
Guillermo Guefen
David Harris
Punkin & Walter Hecht

Shelly & Brian Hendry
Mady & Ken Kades
Gail & Milton Klein
Mimi & Larry Levine
Barbara & Barry Lewis
Jim McCoy
Nancy Li & Soner Tarim
Edith Mincberg
Regina Rogers
Juan Sánchez Muñoz, President, University of Houston-Downtown
Joel Spira
Lester & Sue Smith
Limor & Stuart Smith
Ellen & Dan Trachtenberg
Jane & Stuart Weil
Richard Wolf
Cyvia Wolff
Barbara & Donald Zale

As of August 30, 2018

Each year, Holocaust Museum Houston recognizes a prominent communitarian with the Guardian of the Human Spirit Award. The award was established in 1997 as a platform for acknowledging both individuals and organizations that have demonstrated a true commitment to service and have reached beyond themselves to build an open-minded society for the enrichment of the local community.

The Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets sent 20,229 Aggies to serve in WWII, generating seven Congressional Medal of Honor recipients. We recognize the values Aggie Corps members demonstrated then and now: leadership, service and integrity; and honor Corps of Cadets liberators of WWII who witnessed unspeakable atrocities while displaying courage and compassion. These qualities reveal an individual's responsibility for the collective actions of society and align with the values of Holocaust Museum Houston. The Texas A&M Corps of Cadets have inspired tomorrow's leaders to serve our state and our nation since 1876. This combined human impact exemplifies what it means to be a Guardian of the Human Spirit.

Keynote speaker for the luncheon was Dr. Robert M. Gates, Secretary of Defense, 2006-2011, who took part in a conversation-style interview. Prior to his role as Secretary of Defense, Dr. Gates was the President of Texas A&M University; he also served as Interim Dean of the George Bush School of Government and Public Service.

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Questions? Contact Amanda Shagrin at 713-527-1622 or spiritlunch@hmh.org.  

 
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