Sen. Rick Scott Announces Senate Salary Donation to The Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg

December 19, 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 Florida Holocaust Museum. The Florida Holocaust Museum, located in St. Petersburg, honors the memory of millions of innocent men, women and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The museum is dedicated to teaching all people the inherent worth and dignity of human life to prevent future genocides. Senator Scott has donated his Senate salary since taking office in 2019, and will be making additional donation announcements later this week.


Senator Rick Scott said, “Ann and I are proud to support the mission of the Florida Holocaust Museum and its dedication to educating Floridians on the horrors of the Holocaust. Our country is witnessing a disgusting rise in antisemitic events, and these terrible incidents have only grown more frequent and vile since Iran-backed Hamas terrorists attacked Israel on October 7th. The Florida Holocaust Museum serves as a beacon of light and a reminder that while the Jewish people have endured thousands of years of hate and persecution, we will never let hate win and destroy Israel or the Jewish people. The Florida Holocaust Museum was also a cause so important to our dear friend, Mel Sembler, who we lost earlier this year. Mel spent so much of his life as a voice for the Jewish people and supporting Israel. We are proud to honor his legacy with this donation today.”


Michael Igel, Board Chair of the Florida Holocaust Museum, said, "Amid skyrocketing antisemitism worldwide, learning and applying the lessons of the Holocaust have never been more important. The Florida Holocaust Museum thanks Senator Rick Scott and Mrs. Ann Scott for this generous gift in memory of Ambassador Mel Sembler, which will directly support our efforts to share those lessons with people of all ages to promote Upstanding, affirm human dignity, and prevent future genocides. In 2013, Senator Scott became the first sitting Governor to visit the Museum, and we appreciate his continued allyship as our institution evolves to meet new challenges and reach new communities."