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2016 Guardian of the Human Spirit Luncheon
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Location: Hilton Americas-Houston

Almost 850 people were on hand Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, as Holocaust Museum Houston honored one of the community’s most civic-minded citizens whose focus on economic development and future growth of Houston while embracing our diverse community is changing the quality of life in our city.

The Museum’s annual Guardian of the Human Spirit Luncheon honored Ric Campo and raised over $550,000 to support ongoing educational programs that promote awareness of the dangers of prejudice, hatred and apathy against the backdrop of the Holocaust. The Museum established the Guardian of the Human Spirit award in 1997 as a platform for acknowledging dedicated Houstonians who have worked to enhance the lives of others and to better humankind.

The event ended with a rousing talk by Jamey Rootes, president of the Houston Texans and chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership. Rootes praised Ric Campo for his contributions to the greater good of our city. He saluted the Museum and its supporters for touching more than 25,000 children’s lives each year with an educational message of being one community, just as Houston’s diverse families unite each Sunday as one community: Texans.

Ric Campo was the first of his family to attend college and came to Houston upon graduation. His civic-minded spirit and fun-loving demeanor are legendary, as is his company’s culture where shared experiences, respect and fairness are the building blocks of the Camden family. As chairman of the Super Bowl Host Committee, he successfully showcased Houston’s rich cultural heritage and diverse community strengths to secure Super Bowl LI, providing far-reaching economic impact to the entire Houston community.

Campo serves on the board of directors of several organizations that focus on the future growth of Houston, including Central Houston, Inc., and the Greater Houston Partnership. He is also the past chairman of the Houston First Corporation, and a board member of Houston Community Foundation.

He has been honored for his support of the Irvin Kaplan Children’s Scholarship Fund, received the American Jewish Committee Human Relations Award, and been the recipient of the Houston Leadership Award from the Jewish Institute of National Security Affairs. Also the recipient of HBJ’s 2016 Landmark Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2016 Trailblazer Award from American Advertising Federation, Campo is the honoree at the upcoming Rice Design Alliance gala.

Chairing this year’s event were prominent Houstonians Marcia and David Solomon and Paula and Rick Stein, with The Honorable James A. Baker III serving as Honorary Chair. The Host Committee was chaired by Merrill and Mike Rome. PaperCity magazine served as media sponsor. Linda Lorelle, president and executive producer of Lorelle Media, served as mistress of ceremonies.

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Hours and Admission
Museum Hours:

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Museum Admission:

$12 for adults
$8 for active-duty military and AARP members
Free for children, students and college-level students with valid ID
Free admission on Sundays

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Holocaust Museum Houston is an accredited member of the American Alliance of Museums.

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