Virginia Holocaust Museum
2000 E. Cary Street
Richmond VA 23223-7032
Mission Statement The Virginia Holocaust Museum preserves and documents the Holocaust in exhibits and its archival collections. Through the permanent exhibit, educational programming, and outreach the museum employs the history of the Holocaust and other genocides to educate and inspire future generations of Virginians to fight prejudice and indifference.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Samuel A Asher
Board Chair Marcus M Weinstein
Board Chair Company Affiliation Weinstein Properties
Contact Information
Address 2000 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 232237032
Telephone 804 257-5400
Fax 804 257-4314
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1997
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $849,500.00
Projected Expenses $852,500.00
Mission The Virginia Holocaust Museum preserves and documents the Holocaust in exhibits and its archival collections. Through the permanent exhibit, educational programming, and outreach the museum employs the history of the Holocaust and other genocides to educate and inspire future generations of Virginians to fight prejudice and indifference.
1. Tours of the Museum are offered daily. Docent led tours can be scheduled for large groups. The Museum's annual number of visitors is 44,000 with 8,000 being students from middle and high schools across the Commonwealth.
2. Auschwitz/Oświęcim is the museum's first original traveling exhibit. Designed to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation by the Soviet Red Army, the exhibit describes the three main camps, and includes excerpts from local survivors about daily life there.
3.  The preservation and digitization of survivor testimonies is an ongoing project of the museum. Survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides including Rwanda, Cambodia, and Darfur, are interviewed in order to preserve and share their stories with future generations.
The continuing maintenance of our permanent exhibits is a continuing focus. Through growth and further development, we are able to additional artifacts and better educate everyone who takes a tour. (annual costs of $8,000)
Another major project is the multiphase capital campaign which began in November 2014. The campaign addresses the replacement of 1/2 of the roof, expands the storage capacity of the museum's archives, adds drop ceilings above the permanent exhibits, and installs temperature controlled HVAC units; with the overall goal being to become accredited and nationally recognized by American Alliance of Museums. ($1,500,000)
The Museum was founded in 1997.  Since that time with community support it has grown from an organization run by all volunteers to a staff of 17 with an ever expanding volunteer base.  The Museum consists of permanent collections and exhibits, including a replica of the Nuremberg Trials, and many temporary exhibits.  The Museum also continues to grow and expand our outreach programs and educator workshops which are offered at schools and onsite.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Metro Richmond
The Museum and its resources are available, and accessible for any individual, or group across the Country as well internationally. However, our primary focus is to provide workshops, programs, and educational materials for educators and students across Virginia.
Board Chair
Board Chair Marcus M Weinstein
Company Affiliation Weinstein Properties
Term Mar 2010 to Jan 2020
Board of Directors
Board Members
Ric Arenstein Community Volunteer
D Eugene Atkinson Community Volunteer
Elena Baum Tidewater Jewish Holocaust Commission
Rabbi Dennis Beck-Berman Community Volunteer
Charles N Becker Community Volunteer
Irving Blank Community Volunteer
Joseph Brodecki Bernstein Wealth Management
David D Burhans Community Volunteer
Betsy Carr Virginia House of Delegates
Katheryn Curtis Community Volunteer
Miriam Davidow Virginia Mentoring Partnership
Kenneth M Dye Community Volunteer
Earl M Ferguson Artcraft Management
David Greenberg Lawyer
Eva S Hardy Community Volunteer
A.E. Dick Howard University of Virginia
Capt. Alex Keisch United Seniors of America Insurance
Roger Loria MCV
G Manoli Loupassi Community Volunteer
Abby Moore Community Volunteer
John M O'Bannon Community Volunteer
Frederick Rahal Community Volunteer
Dr. Maurice Schwarz Virginia Cancer Institute
Deborah Segaloff Community Volunteer
Stuart Siegel Retired
Clare Sisisky Community Volunteer
Dr. Charles Sydnor Jr.President & Executive Director
Jay M Weinberg Retired
Marcus M Weinstein Weinstein Properties
Thelma Williams-Tunstall Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 30
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 25
Female 8
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 70
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 10
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. Samuel A Asher
Full Time Staff 7
Part Time Staff 4
Volunteers 11
Contractors 1
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Overall operation and maintenance of the Museum, including staffing, tours and presentation of exhibits.
Budget $750,000.00
The Museum has an extensive library collection of books published on the Holocaust and other genocides around the world.  New publications are reviewed and purchased as they become available.
Budget $100,000.00
The Museum is continually looking to host, and create traveling exhibits which are relevant to our mission and educate about the Holocaust, and modern genocides.
Budget $100,000.00
The Museum holds summer workshops for teachers to provide continuing education materials and techniques in support of it's educational mission of tolerance through education.
Budget $100,000.00
The Museum designs and constructs many of its permanent collection exhibits  as well as temporary exhibits.  The Museum is always researching and striving to present current and relevant exhibits to keep its mission interesting and alive.
Budget $75,000.00
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $849,500.00
Projected Expenses $852,500.00
Endowment Value $995,056.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage (if selected) 10
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$1,091,999$849,605$807,293
Investment Income, Net of Losses($12,072)$42,354$107,484
Membership Dues$50,400$65,909--
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind$3,168$564--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$939,362$966,068$907,016
Administration Expense$144,147$159,316$149,791
Fundraising Expense$71,524$66,393$34,294
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.030.820.86
Program Expense/Total Expenses81%81%83%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%8%4%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$5,277,455$5,226,058$5,439,183
Current Assets$381,172$189,458$299,831
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$22,554$1,792$3,651
Total Net Assets$5,254,901$5,224,266$5,435,532
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities16.90105.7282.12
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose to replace 1/2 of the roof; upgrade security for exhibits; expand the library & archives; install climate-controlled HVAC units, and drop ceilings in the permanent exhibits
Goal $1,500,000.00
Dates Nov 2014 to Dec 2018
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 11/2017View
Foundation Comments
  • Form 990 and audit prepared by Dixon, Hughes Goodman, LLP.
  • Financial analysis performed with audit.
  • Contributions from "Individuals"may contain support from foundations.