February 2022

Preserving lessons of the Holocaust

Through a new partnership between the Holocaust Documentation & Education Center (HDEC) in Broward County and the University of Southern California (USC) Shoah Foundation, stories of Holocaust Survivors (including those pictured above in 2018) will live on to encourage compassion, understanding and respect for one another. HDEC's Preserving the Legacy initiative will digitize, archive and further share their personal accounts. Students and visitors to HDEC will also be able to access USC Shoah Foundation’s full collection for an even more powerful and unique educational experience.

“As a Holocaust Survivor, I am forever grateful for The Jim Moran Foundation's most generous gift to the Holocaust Documentation & Education Center that will ensure that our memories will be preserved for generations to come so that the Holocaust will never be forgotten," said Anita Karl, originally from Poland (pictured above, second row, fourth from right). "I hope that someday we will be free of antisemitism, hatred, persecution and racism and that the future generations will never allow the horrors of the Holocaust to happen again."

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Be Well At Mandel

The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach serves the community with books, educational classes, performances, wellness programs, technology, music and more. Through the Be Well At Mandel grant, a social worker will soon be available at the library to connect those who visit with additional guidance – such as rental assistance, mental health services and SNAP applications.

"We're excited to pave the way in offering youth and family focused social services in our library, which will make our area a better place to live, work, and play," said Dean W. Dimke, executive director, West Palm Beach Library Foundation. In 2000, the foundation was formed to enhance publicly-funded programs at the library.

"This role impacts our library by creating a more supportive and responsive experience for the youth and families of West Palm Beach and will help all library staff assist patrons with their social service needs," said Lisa Hathaway, director, Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach Library.

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Empowering new beginnings

For women who are returning citizens, R.E.S.T.O.R.E. (Rebuilding Ex-Offenders Successfully Through Opportunities, Rehabilitation & Education) offers second chances for success through safe housing, reentry resources and supportive services in Duval County. .

Morgan (pictured) recently moved into R.E.S.T.O.R.E.'s transitional home and also gained full-time employment as a sales associate at a landscape supply company. Through the nonprofit's coaching and her determination, she has been living a healthier lifestyle, repaying debts and reconnecting with her family. Morgan is currently saving for a car and hopes to move into her own apartment soon.

"The R.E.S.T.O.R.E. program has allowed me to learn how to reach my fullest potential, finding new ways of improving my mental health, financial responsibility, and social skills," said Morgan. "I am so grateful for the amount of potential I have to look forward to! It's my time to restore!"

Learn more about R.E.S.T.O.R.E.

Read the latest digital edition of our annual publication, Giving Back. Articles include:

   *  Jim Moran's autobiography launched on       audiobooks.com

   *  Conclusion of our 20th Anniversary with more than $21 million awarded

   *  Continuing Jim Moran's entrepreneurial legacy

How we fund

The Jim Moran Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the year. To apply, please first read our Grant Making Guidelines.

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