|Sam Devinki honored by USHMM|
|Thursday, May 10 2012 11:00|
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum recently honored Sam Devinki by presenting him with its Wings of Memory Leadership Award for the Midwest Region.
The award was presented at a recognition breakfast as part of the Days of Remembrance events in Washington, D.C., on April 18 and 19.
Jill Weinberg, the Midwest regional director of the USHMM, noted that Devinki has dedicated more than two decades to supporting the USHMM on a local, national and international level.
Devinki was appointed by the president of the United States to be a member of the USHMM council, the governing board of the Musuem. Locally he has been the face of the USHMM, bringing programming to the city by hosting and planning events.
“He has a deep and long commitment to bringing Kansas City students to the Museum in D.C. and helping them to understand the power of the Museum,” Weinberg said.
Devinki participated in the first international travel program to Eastern Europe to collect soil and ashes that were placed in the Hall of Remembrance of the USHMM. This was the first of seven international trips that he has been a part of, “truly understanding the work of the Museum on an international level,” Weinberg said.
“Sam is so worthy of receiving the Wings of Memory award for his years of dedication to the USHMM. He represents the best of local, national and international leadership. His heart and mind have embraced the power of the Museum and its unique ability to reach millions throughout this country and around the word,” she continued.