St. Louis Holocaust Museum among Cultural Leadership honorees

The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, Jennings School District and Wells Fargo Advisors will be recognized for their “transformational leadership” at the 2016 Journey to Justice benefit dinner on Thursday, Sept. 15 at Windows on Washington, 1601 Washington Ave. in downtown St. Louis. 

The Transformational Leadership Awards, introduced at Cultural Leadership’s 10th Anniversary Gala in 2014, recognize extraordinary St. Louis organizations whose work advances diversity, inclusion and social justice. 

“We are extremely honored to receive this award from Cultural Leadership,” said Jean Cavender, director of the Holocaust Museum, in a news release. “Through the history and lessons of the Holocaust, our mission is to inspire people to confront hatred and promote human dignity every day—commitments shared by our respective organizations.”

The Journey to Justice is open to the community and begins with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., and the program following at 6:30. The event will feature student testimonials and a Fund the Mission auction. Two program alumni will serve as master and mistress of Ceremonies for the event. Tickets are $125 ($60 for program alumni).

Cultural Leadership was founded in 2004 by Karen S. Kalish to create the next generation of civil rights leaders and what the organization calls “troublemakers of the best kind.” Diverse groups of St. Louis area middle and high school students learn to recognize injustice, discrimination, and inequality through the lenses of the African American and Jewish experiences.


 For more information, visit or contact Executive Director Holly Ingraham at [email protected] or 314-725-3222.