Anne Frank Center USA Grows Sapling Project

NEW YORK, Mar. 18, 2024 — Anne Frank Center USA, an organization dedicated to transformative education honoring the legacy of Anne Frank, is pleased to announce six new recipients of saplings grown from the horse chestnut tree that towered behind the Secret Annex in Amsterdam. The recipients are: Anne Frank LA, Los Angeles, CA College of Saint Mary, Omaha, Nebraska Community Day School, Pittsburgh, PA Gratz College, Melrose Park, PA Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center, White Plains, NY Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg, NJ Anne Frank Center USA will plant saplings at key locations for each recipient in the spring of 2024, with plans to launch an extension of the program, the Anne Frank Garden Initiative, in 2025. Each

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Anne Frank Center USA Appoints Dr. Lauren Bairnsfather, Seasoned Museum Professional, Scholar, and Community Builder, as CEO

NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Anne Frank Center USA, an organization dedicated to transformative education honoring the legacy of Anne Frank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Lauren Bairnsfather as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 2024. Bairnsfather brings a proven record of leadership of museums and nonprofits and a passion for making the lessons of history accessible to learners of all ages. She will lead the organization’s work to build the informed, compassionate world Anne Frank imagined. “Anne Frank Center USA is thrilled to welcome Dr. Bairnsfather as its next CEO,” said Jonathan Cohen, Board Chair of AFC USA. “We are impressed by her strategic thinking and vision to empower emerging adults to respond to hate. Dr. Bairnsfather has been recognized for her novel approaches to Holocaust education,

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