Sen. Rick Scott Announces Senate Salary Donation to Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center in Naples

December 21, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott and Mrs. Ann Scott announced they will donate a portion of his 4th quarter Senate salary to the Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center in Naples, Florida. The Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center’s mission is to teach the lessons of the Holocaust to inspire action against bigotry, hatred and violence. It also offers education programs focused on middle and high school students in Southwest Florida and the community at large. Earlier this week, Senator Scott announced donations to The Florida Holocaust Museum and the Jewish Federations of North America. Senator Scott has donated his Senate salary since taking office in 2019.


Senator Rick Scott said, “Ann and I are grateful for the opportunity to support the Holocaust Museum and Cohen Education Center in our home town of Naples. This important organization reaches thousands of students and visitors every year, and is a staple in the Southwest Florida community. I remember when Ann and I brought our daughters to the Auschwitz memorial and museum in Poland. We spent two days walking the grounds, learning and confronting the horrors that occurred there – and understanding the meaning of the promise ‘never again.’ The Holocaust Museum and Cohen Education Center is committed to shining a light on these horrors, and ensuring students learn the history of the Holocaust and see for themselves why antisemitism is disgusting, evil and has no place in our society.”


Susan Suarez, President and CEO of the Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center, said, “We’d like to thank Senator Scott and Mrs. Scott for their support of the Holocaust Museum and Cohen Education Center. The creation of our Museum stemmed from a classroom exhibit created by students and teachers over twenty years ago studying the Holocaust, called ‘Out of the Ashes.’ These students knew just how important it was that the lessons of the Holocaust must always be shared. Now, we continue that mission throughout Southwest Florida with educational programs, stories, and exhibits for students and the public. We’re so grateful for the Senator’s support of our efforts and commitment to shine a light on antisemitism and all forms of prejudice and hatred.”