Dallas, TX, September 12, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Stephen Waldman, the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, has been awarded the Dallas Business Journal’s 2015 Outstanding Directors Award.
The award recognizes directors, boards and committees that demonstrate skill and leadership in guiding companies to success. Other honorees of the prestigious award this year include former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk and Mike Boone, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Southern Methodist University.
“I am honored and humbled to accept the Outstanding Directors Award and join its past and present recipients whom I have long admired and respected,” Stephen said. “The Dallas Holocaust Museum’s mission of teaching the moral and ethical response to prejudice and hatred is dear to me, and I am so proud of the work we have done to benefit area students, teachers and all our visitors.”
Honorees were chosen by an expert panel of independent judges, industry insiders and authorities on board governance. All winners will be honored in the Journal's Sept. 18 weekly edition and at a celebratory awards dinner Sept. 17 at the Ritz-Carlton in Dallas. Ticket information is available at http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/event/114321.
Stephen has been on the board of the Museum for 11 years. Although his life is full as a husband, father, active volunteer and chief executive officer of the thriving Waldman Bros insurance brokerage, he took on the equivalent of a second fulltime job two years ago when he became the board chair of the Dallas Holocaust Museum.
Mary Pat Higgins, the Museum’s President and CEO, said she is not surprised by this recognition.
“I am proud to call Steve my colleague and friend, and I am grateful for his passion and commitment to the Museum and our mission of ending hate and intolerance,” Ms. Higgins said. “He gives his time, extensive business contacts and resources to us selflessly. I look forward to the opportunity of working with him for years to come.”
Stephen attends and serves as emcee for a majority of Museum functions – from academic lectures to fundraising dinners – and personally prepares his topical and insightful remarks. Now in the midst of a robust capital campaign to build a new facility, the Museum calls on Stephen to attend countless fundraising appointments with new donors, board meetings and strategic planning sessions. He lends his business background and expertise to all facets of Museum operations.
Stephen’s company is deeply rooted in the local community, with leadership and staff members actively donating time and resources through board membership for a number of non-profits. Waldman Bros participates in more than forty charity events yearly through sponsorships, donations and volunteer participation. Some of these events include the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas’ Annual Men’s Event, the Dallas area Multiple Sclerosis Walk, Congregation Shearith Israel’s Annual Golf Tournament, Women to Woman luncheon supporting Jewish Family Service and Waldman Bros’ 27th annual Erwin Waldman memorial golf tournament hosted by the Jewish Community Center of Dallas.
About the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance
The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is committed to teaching the moral and ethical response to prejudice, hatred and indifference for the benefit of all humanity. The Museum’s education programs have had a profound effect on people of all ages. In 2014, 65,031 visitors toured the Museum, and many wrote, emailed or posted notes telling how their lives were transformed by the experience. Through its exhibits and programs, they learn about the humiliating discrimination, deep-rooted hatred, and the near annihilation of the Jewish people and the systematic enslavement of others. The Museum is located at 211 N. Record Street, Dallas, Texas 75202. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit dallasholocaustmuseum.org or call (214) 741-7500.