Key Donors declare their support for the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute and further assistance for the Museum’s programme operation

On 12th  October, the Association organised a meeting of key Donors, who had co-financed the POLIN Museum’s Capital Campaign. The meeting concerned the role of donors in further support of the Museum’s programme operation. The Association of the Jewish Historical Institute – the POLIN Museum’s initiator and co-founder – continues its commitment to the institution. After the completion of the POLIN Museum’s capital campaign (which lasted from 1993 until 2014, and was worth an estimated PLN 165 million), it managed to raise further PLN 22 million in the form of long-term grants apportioned over the next ten years. The Donors present at the meeting have signed the DECLARATION OF SUPPORT FOR THE ASSOCIATION OF THE JEWISH HISTORICAL INSTITUTE in its continued role as a co-founder and co-organiser of the Museum.

The Donors decided to form the Donors’ Circle as an advisory voice for the Management Board of the Association in the field of evaluating fundraising strategies and strategies of assigning grants to the Museum. The POLIN Museum was created as a public-private partnership, which was unique in Poland. Our shared goal is for the partnership to continue. Our cooperation with the international group of outstanding philanthropists has made it possible.

The meeting was attended by:

Tad Taube, Zygmunt Rolat, Wiktor Markowicz, Anita Friedman, Corinne Evens, Gideon and Elena Nissenbaum, Irene Pletka, Ygal Ozechov, and Shana Penn.

The Association of the Jewish Historical Institute was represented by: Chairman of the Board Piotr Wiślicki, Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (Board Member), Marta Wróbel (Executive Fundraising Director) and Sławomir Różański (Plenipotentiary of the Management Board).