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Giving and Remembering: The National Holocaust Museum

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    Financial advisor and philanthropist

Location: Hynson Lounge

April 23, 2013
Financial advisor and philanthropist Joseph M. Brodecki will share his deep involvement with the museum when he comes to campus April 23 to talk about philanthropy.

CHESTERTOWN, MD—Investment advisor Joseph M. Brodecki, the man who led the capital campaign to create the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and now serves on its governing council, will visit Washington College Tuesday, April 23 to talk about the museum and his life in philanthropy. The talk will take place at 6:00 p.m. in Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall, on the College campus, 300 Washington Avenue. 

Brodecki is a principal partner of D.C.-based Bernstein Global Wealth Management Group, a firm that provides wealth management and investment strategies to a variety of clients. The son of Holocaust survivors, he successfully raised $200 million to build the museum and its collections and now serves on its governing council. A member of the Board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Brodecki lives with his wife, artist Shelly Brodecki, in Potomac, Md. 

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. On April 28, the Museum will hold a historic gathering of Holocaust survivors and World War II veterans in Washington and in three other cities to engage the public with its work and demonstrate the continuing relevance of the Holocaust. 

Brodecki’s April 23 talk, “The Holocaust Museum and a Life in Philanthropy,” is being sponsored by the Institute of Culture, Politics and Religion at Washington College.

Visitors to the Museum pass under this gate, a cast taken from the original entrance to the Auschwitz death camp, inscribed with the ironic phrase Arbeit Macht Frei (Work Makes One Free).Visitors to the Museum pass under this gate, a cast taken from the original entrance to the Auschwitz death camp, inscribed with the ironic phrase Arbeit Macht Frei (Work Makes One Free).


Last modified on Apr. 1st, 2013 at 8:21pm by Kay MacIntosh.

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