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Arkins honored as a 'perfect fit' for Holocaust Center


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Shown here (l-r): Mark Brewer, Central Florida Foundation president and CEO, presented Susan and Gordon Arkin with the Holocaust Center's White Rose Award.

The Holocaust Center honored local community activists, Susan and Gordon Arkin, at its annual Dinner of Tribute. The event raised more than $330,000 to support the Center's education and bullying prevention programs.

The evening included a presentation that illustrated how the Holocaust Center is "Lighting the Way" toward a more inclusive community free of all forms of prejudice and bigotry. It detailed how every word in the organization's name, Holocaust – Memorial – Resource – and Education – Center of Florida – represents one of the many roles it plays in making a difference in our community every day.

Pam Kancher, executive director, said that honoring the Arkins was a "perfect fit" for the Center and its work to build a more compassionate world.

"Through their extraordinary efforts the Arkins have bettered the lives of all of us who call Central Florida home," Kancher said. "They are wonderful ambassadors for the Holocaust Center and our mission to create an inclusive, caring community where everyone feels welcome and valued."

For more information about the Holocaust Center visit http://www.holocaustedu.org.


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