For many years, Richard and Sandra Bornstein have been involved with the Holocaust Education and Resource Center of Rhode Island (HERCRI), giving of themselves to support the mission and vision of the organization. The couple’s support has ranged from financial to sitting on committees, helping to organize events and giving hours of time to help with various projects at the center. The Bornsteins have also opened up their home to host fundraising events. The roots of this couple’s generosity and support run very deep. Now, in honor of his wife Sandra on their 40th wedding anniversary, Richard Bornstein has made a generous donation to HERCRI.
On Jan. 1, 2016, the Holocaust Education and Resource Center of Rhode Island adopted a new name in honor of Richard’s generous gift. Moving forward, the center will be known as the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center. This gift will enable the center to make some much needed improvements to the offices. In addition, monies will be added to the organization’s endowment fund to extend and expand the reach of the Holocaust Center. The mission of the Holocaust Education and Resource Center of RI is to teach the history of the Holocaust in order to promote human dignity and justice, and to serve as a memorial to its victims. Richard Bornstein’s generous donation will help it move closer to realizing that goal. This most recent gift represents the culmination of years of support for the center, and the gratitude of everyone involved in this organization cannot be overstated.
JUDITH JAMIESON is president of the Holocaust Education and Resource Center of Rhode Island.