• Steven Markowitz Elected to Fourth Term as Chairman of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County

    Glen Cove, NY… Steven Markowitz, of Great Neck, NY, has been re-elected to a fourth term as Chairman of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC).

    Under Mr. Markowitz’s leadership HMTC has opened the state-of-the-art Claire Friedlander Education Institute, embarked on a restoration of the Children’s Memorial Garden which will feature an outdoor amphitheater, and will oversee the installation of interactives and other technology in HMTC’s world-class museum. In the 2017-2018 school year, while Mr. Markowitz has been chairman, over 14,700 students from across Long Island, the metro-New York region, the United States and the world, visited HMTC for educational programming or took part in a video-conference with a Survivor.  HMTC has also expanded programming with the Nassau and Suffolk County police departments, and nursing students from area colleges and universities.

    In addition to his role as Chairman of HMTC, Mr. Markowitz is founder and past chairman of MultiState Associated Inc., one of the largest lobbying companies in the United States. Active in community, religious and political affairs since he moved to Great Neck with his family in 1975, he is one of the longest serving members of the Great Neck Student Aid Fund, served for many years on the Executive Committee of the Board of the Gold Coast Arts Center and is a long time member of the Board of Zoning Appeals of the Village of Great Neck. A member of the Board of Trustees of Temple Israel of Great Neck for 30 years, Mr. Markowitz is also a past Temple president. He has been the local Democratic Party leader for many years and is President of the Great Neck Democratic Club and a Vice Chairman of the Nassau County Democratic Committee.

    For the past fifteen years the major focus of Steve’s community activities has been HMTC.  Founded over twenty five years ago by a small group of Holocaust survivors, the Center has grown to become the pre-eminent Long Island resource for the teaching of the history and lessons of the Holocaust.  Located in Glen Cove, the Center includes a world class museum and library on the Holocaust, and an education institute where thousands of young people and adults learn both the history of one of the darkest periods of human existence and how it relates to the conduct of their lives today.

    After serving on the Board of the Center for a number of years, Steve became a Vice Chairman and in 2012 he was elected as the third Chairman of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center.  On June 13, 2018 he was elected to his fourth term as Center Chairman.  Though it’s a volunteer position, it is a full time job overseeing the important work undertaken by the staff of the Center and hundreds of volunteers, as well as raising the money to fund its operations.

    Steve and Trudy still live in the same home into which they moved in 1975 and are grateful to have their daughters, sons-in-law, and, most importantly, their four grandchildren, relatively close by.

    For more information about HMTC, call (516) 571-8040, visit www.hmtcli.org, or find the Center on social media at Facebook.com/HMTCNY and Twitter.com/HolocaustTolCtr.

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