Catherine D. Anspon | Photos by Kim Coffman, Anthony Rathbun
- June 28, 2012
- Event Date:
- May 11, 2011
Each year, Holocaust Museum Houston salutes someone on the world’s stage who has made a difference as a statesman and/or activist. This past season’s honoree, actor and humanitarian Mia Farrow, received the Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award for her hands-on role as an advocate for women and children in Darfur and other global hot spots, including service as a UNICEF Good Will Ambassador. Farrow humbly accepted her award at the seated dinner at Hilton Americas–Houston in front of a crowd of 850, including co-chairmen former first lady Andrea White and Alan Crain of Baker Hughes, then-museum chairman Michael Goldberg, stalwart supporters Peter Berkowitz and Fred Zeidman, Sue and Lester Smith, Heidi and David Gerger, Eric Pulaski, Joan and Stanford Alexander, Regina Rogers, Isabel and Danny David, Punkin and Walter Hecht, Lorraine and Ed Wulfe, Lily and Charles Foster, Bill White, and survivors including past dinner co-chair Walter Kase and wife Chris, Helen Colin, and Stefi Altman. (Major underwriters and honorary chairmen Shahla and Hushang Ansary were unable to attend.) The bottom line: More than $1.1 million was raised to further the museum’s mission of ending genocide and promoting tolerance and understanding.