LP is Partnering with the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
December 3, 2018
Improving the Lives in Our Community: Levenfeld Pearlstein’s Commitment
Throughout LP’s 20 years, the firm has been committed to making a difference in its community. They have always believed that is better to do than talk, as evidenced by the time, money and effort put into working with the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Cristo Rey and other community-based programs.
This year, LP wanted to further explore how they could make a difference and specifically what could be accomplished by partnering with organizations that are committed to fighting racism, hate and bigotry.
LP is proud to announce that the firm will be partnering with the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center with a three-year grant to support the Museum’s Opportunity Scholarships Program. The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s Field Trip Program offers an in-depth, transformative learning experience for students in grades 3-12. Through this program, students investigate the Holocaust and other genocides and learn to draw parallels between history, current events, and the issues they face in their schools and communities. Their experience is enriched by stories from survivors of the Holocaust and docent-led analysis of primary source materials, artifacts, archival film footage, and art.
In 2017, nearly 62,000 students and educators across Illinois and the broader Midwest benefitted from the museum’s dynamic, hands-on learning experience through the Field Trip Program. Opportunity Scholarships subsidize bus transportation and field trip admissions for low-income schools visiting the museum, without which the students from these schools would not have the opportunity to learn from artifacts and first-person narratives, making Holocaust and genocide history meaningful and relevant to present day.
With LP’s grant, the museum will be able to increase the number of Opportunity Scholarships, thereby increasing the number of children who will be able to participate in the Field Trip Program.
The museum is more than just a memorial to the victims of the Holocaust.
Their mission: Remember the Past, Transform the Future. The Museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference. The Museum fulfills its mission through the exhibition, preservation and interpretation of its collections and through education programs and initiatives that foster the promotion of human rights and the elimination of genocide.
“We are proud of LP and our commitment to our community,” said Robert A. Romanoff, LP’s Chairman & Managing Partner. “We take great pride in our shared commitment to improve the lives of people around us. Our relentless focus on the client experience allows us to succeed as a business, and that success allows us to increase our giving to our community. While this new grant is modest in scope, it will make a difference in the lives of children in the Chicago area.”