2019 LBJ Moral Courage Award Dinner

Holocaust Museum Houston created the Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award in 1994 in cooperation with the Johnson family.

Honorary Chairs
The Honorable Lina Hidalgo, Harris County Judge
Luci Baines Johnson
Lynda Johnson Robb
The Honorable Sylvester Turner, Mayor, City of Houston

Dinner Chairs
Mayor Pro Tem Ellen R. Cohen
Lily & Charles Foster
Punkin & Walter Hecht
BJ & Buddy Herz

Host Committee Chairs
Nancy Li-Tarim & Dr. Soner Tarim

Host Committee
Sheila Aron
Sue Sue & Don Aron
Sandy & Mike Ballases
Olivia & Eric Barvin
Judy & David Bell
Tali & Eric Blumrosen
Sarah & Dennis Braham
Laurie & Milton Boniuk
Polly & Murry Bowden
Rhona & Bruce Caress
The Honorable Theresa Chang &
   Peter Chang, MD
Debra & Steven Cohen
Michele & Richard Deutsch
Denise & Steve Estrin
Karen Katz Feldman & James Feldman
Nancy & Richie Freed
Martha & Don Freedman
Heidi & David Gerger
Cheryl & Steve Golub
Lainie Gordon & David Mincberg
Guillermo Guefen
Sandi & Tom Hedrick
Barbara & Charles Hurwitz
Chris & Walter* Kase
Gail & Milton Klein
Velva G. & H. Fred Levine
Edith Mincberg
Allison & Russell Molina
Patti & Mike Morgan
Eileen Reed & Leon Fastow
Jerry Rochman
Regina Rogers
Kari & Elias Saratovsky
Drs. Mary Schwartz &
   David Cech
Jeri & Marc Shapiro
Lester* & Sue Smith
Helen & Andrew Spector
Anna Steinberger
Y. Ping Sun & David Leebron
Alberta & Andrew Totz
Ellen & Daniel Trachtenberg
Alyssa & Joe Weinstein-Sears
Inna Wizig
Beth Wolff
Kay & Fred Zeidman


In 1938, as a young congressman, Johnson stretched the limits of his authority and risked his personal dreams to provide American sanctuary for threatened European Jews. It is because of these acts of moral courage that the Museum proudly named the award in his honor. The award recognizes either a single righteous act or a lifetime of morally courageous behavior.

Founded as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society in 1881 to assist Jews fleeing pogroms in Russia and Eastern Europe, HIAS has touched the lives of nearly every Jewish family in America and today assists vulnerable refugees in countries around the world. Bringing resources, education and connection to emerging neighborhoods, BakerRipley (formerly Neighborhood Centers) has had a transformative impact on numerous underserved communities for more than 112 years, benefiting our entire region with an improved quality of life. Both HIAS and BakerRipley exemplify the Museum’s mission of education, action and respect, and whose vital work has created a better society by helping millions of people, both locally and globally.

Susan and The Honorable James A. Baker III will take part in accepting the award on behalf of BakerRipley. James A. Baker III, whose grandmother was one of the founders of BakerRipley more than 100 years ago, served as U.S. Secretary of State and White House Chief of Staff under President George H. W. Bush, and as White House Chief of Staff and United States Secretary of the Treasury under President Ronald Reagan.     

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Questions? Contact Amanda Shagrin at 713-527-1622 or lbjdinner@hmh.org.

Hilton Americas - Houston
May 7, 2019
7:00 — 10:00 pm
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