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Honoring moral courage

Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld
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Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH) celebrated its 24th Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award Dinner with 900 supporters at the Hilton Americas-Houston. The annual dinner, one of Houston’s largest philanthropic events, raised $1.1 million. The evening honored BakerRipley and the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS). HMH presents the Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award to individuals who have taken a stand against injustice, hatred and prejudice, and used their skills and influence to make a better world for all people. HIAS president and CEO Mark Hetfield accepted the award. Accepting the award on behalf of BakerRipley were BakerRipley president and CEO Claudia Aguirre and BakerRipley volunteer Susan Baker. James A. Baker, III, whose grandmother founded the organization, shared congratulations via video message. Honorary chairs included Lina Hidalgo, Harris County Judge, Luci Baines Johnson, Lynda Johnson Robb and Mayor Sylvester Turner. Dinner chairs were Mayor Pro Tem Ellen R. Cohen, Lily and Charles Foster, Punkin and Walter Hecht and BJ and Buddy Herz. Nancy Li-Tarim and Dr. Soner Tarim served as host committee chairs.

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  • Nancy Freed and Dr. Milton and Gail Klein

    Nancy Freed and Dr. Milton and Gail Klein (Photo: Wilson Parish)

  • Benjamin Warren, Joy Warren, BJ Herz, Buddy Herz

    HMH chair Benjamin and Joy Warren and dinner chairs BJ and Buddy Herz (Photo: Priscilla Dickson)

  • Regina Rogers, Joyce Ahearn and Ginger Blanton

    Regina Rogers, Joyce Ahearn and Ginger Blanton (Photo: Wilson Parish)

  • Tali Blumrosen and Zahava Haenosh

    Tali Blumrosen and Zahava Haenosh (Photo: Priscilla Dickson)

  • Nancy Freed and Dr. Milton and Gail Klein
  • Benjamin Warren, Joy Warren, BJ Herz, Buddy Herz
  • Regina Rogers, Joyce Ahearn and Ginger Blanton
  • Tali Blumrosen and Zahava Haenosh

More photos

Nancy Freed and Dr. Milton and Gail Klein

Nancy Freed and Dr. Milton and Gail Klein (Photo: Wilson Parish)

Benjamin Warren, Joy Warren, BJ Herz, Buddy Herz

HMH chair Benjamin and Joy Warren and dinner chairs BJ and Buddy Herz (Photo: Priscilla Dickson)

Regina Rogers, Joyce Ahearn and Ginger Blanton

Regina Rogers, Joyce Ahearn and Ginger Blanton (Photo: Wilson Parish)

Tali Blumrosen and Zahava Haenosh

Tali Blumrosen and Zahava Haenosh (Photo: Priscilla Dickson)

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