St. Louis Holocaust Museum receives $1 Million pledge 

The pledge will support the Museum’s new, state-of-the-art Impact Lab. 


Artist’s rendering of the new St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum.

Today, the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum announced a $1 million dollar pledge from the Tilles Foundation to support the Museum’s new Impact Lab.  The Tilles Foundation is a private foundation “dedicated to finding the most effective and impactful ways to help children in the Greater St. Louis Region through innovative charitable partnerships.”  

The Impact Lab will challenge students, and all visitors, to reject hatred, promote understanding, and inspire change. In this highly interactive space, visitors will be empowered to consider contemporary issues and challenges through the lens of the Holocaust.  

“The Impact Lab is where change happens,” said Helen Turner, the Museum’s Director of Education. “When paired with a visit to the Museum’s permanent Holocaust exhibition, this experience will serve as the beginning of transformative change for individual visitors and the region at large. We’re grateful for the partnership of the Tilles Foundation in this important mission.” 

“This outstanding pledge from the Tilles Foundation will impact thousands of Missouri students for years to come. We look forward to working together to empower future generations to create a kinder, more understanding world.” said Brian Herstig, President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.  

The St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum is currently undergoing renovation and expansion and will reopen in fall 2022.