Foundation fights hatred and prejudice
Contributed by Selden K. Smith Foundation for Holocaust Education
The Selden K. Smith Foundation for Holocaust Education was formed to further the programs of the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust. The foundation functions as a private source of funding for support of Holocaust educational activities and community awareness events in South Carolina and has a 501 (c) (3) status.
The South Carolina Council on the Holocaust was established in 1989 by the General Assembly of our state to honor the Holocaust survivors who moved to South Carolina and the South Carolina soldiers who liberated the concentration camps in 1945.
The council was given a mandate to create and encourage educational programs on the Holocaust. Current economic conditions and cutbacks in state appropriations have resulted in the need for private funding to ensure the future of various educational projects in our state.
The purpose of the foundation in South Carolina is to strengthen the council’s activities in memory, history and education. The foundation will also address related issues of international conflict, genocide, prejudice, and intolerance. Funding is provided to schools, colleges, churches, synagogues, civic groups, and individuals.
Via Ellen H Ullman, MSW, Hao Yu Li