Senator Rick Scott Donates Portion of Salary to Florida Holocaust Museum

Senator Rick Scott Donates Portion of Salary to Florida Holocaust Museum

The Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg FL proclaimed:

We’re proud to announce that Senator Rick Scott and Mrs. Ann Scott have chosen to donate a portion of his quarterly salary to The Florida Holocaust Museum in memory of Ambassador Mel Sembler, who passed away earlier this year. We always appreciated Ambassador Sembler’s belief in our mission and work and are honored that Senator and Mrs. Scott share in that sentiment.

One of Ambassador Sembler’s three sons, Brent, and his wife Debbie, a former Museum Board member, sent us the following message:

“On behalf of the entire Sembler family, we are deeply touched by Senator and Mrs. Scott’s generous gift in our father’s name. Mel staunchly supported the Florida Holocaust Museum from its inception and valued his relationship with Senator and Mrs. Scott. We know how much he would appreciate this donation in honor of his legacy.”

We are always humbled when one of our partners applauds our efforts, but it’s particularly meaningful when an elected official publicly supports our work in this manner. It’s even more significant when that support comes from one of the 100 currently serving United States Senators. Senator Scott is no stranger to the Museum; in 2013, he became the first sitting Florida Governor to visit us, and we appreciate his continued allyship as our institution evolves to meet new challenges and reach new communities.

Originally written in the Florida Holocaust Museum e-newsletter 12.29.23. Reprinted with permission.

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