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2024 National Tribute Dinner

Amid the dangerous surge in antisemitism at home, abroad, and online, it has never been more important to join together to ensure the truth of the Holocaust and its lessons reach new generations—far beyond our walls.

Along with Dinner Chairs Bonnie & Raphael “Rafi” Prober and Melanie & Brad Wine, we hope you can join us for an inspiring evening and hear how your support allows us to teach young people why the Holocaust happened and the importance of confronting antisemitism and hate.

Together, we can create a future that is better than the past.

For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Mid-Atlantic Regional Office at

Featured Guests

Keynote Speaker

  • General David Petraeus, US Army (Ret.)

    General David Petraeus, US Army (Ret.), is one of the leading battlefield commanders and strategists of our time.

    He served over 37 years in the US military culminating his career with six consecutive commands as a general officer, five of which were in combat, including command of the Surge in Iraq, US Central Command, and NATO/US Forces in Afghanistan. He subsequently served as director of the CIA, following confirmation by the Senate by a vote of 94-0, during a period of significant achievements in the global war on terror.

    General Petraeus is now a partner with the global investment firm KKR and chairman of the KKR Global Institute, which he established in 2013. He serves on corporate boards, is a strategic advisor to multiple firms, is a member of the Simon and Schuster Advisory Board, and is a personal venture capitalist. He also is the Kissinger Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson School and is the co-author, with Andrew Roberts, of the award-winning, New York Times best-selling book, Conflict: The Evolution of Warfare from 1945 to Ukraine.

    General Petraeus graduated with distinction from the US Military Academy, earned a PhD from Princeton University, and has held academic appointments at five universities (USMA, USC, Harvard, CUNY’s Honors College, University of Birmingham (England)) in addition to his current position at Yale. He is the only person in Army history to be the top graduate of both the US Army Ranger School and the yearlong Command and General Staff College Course. He is also co-chairman of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Global Advisory Council, senior vice president of the Royal United Services Institute, and a member of the Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, and Aspen Strategy Group. 

    His awards include four Defense Distinguished Service Medals, the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award, three Army Distinguished Service Medals the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, two NATO Meritorious Service Medals, the Combat Action Badge, the Ranger tab, and air assault and master parachutist wings. He has also been decorated by 14 foreign countries and is believed to be the only person in uniform to throw out the first pitch of a World Series game and do the coin toss for a Super Bowl. He was runner-up to Vladimir Putin for Time Person of the Year in 2007, the Daily Telegraph Man of the Year, twice a Time 100 selectee, three times a Foreign Policy top public intellectual, Prospect magazine’s Public Intellectual of the Year, one of US News and World Report’s Top 25 Leaders, Princeton University’s Madison Medalist, and sanctioned by Russia (in 2022).

Event Leadership

Event Chairs

  • Bonnie and Raphael Prober

    Dinner Co-Chairs

    Bonnie and Raphael “Rafi” Prober have supported the Museum for more than a decade and are passionate about the role Holocaust education can play in confronting antisemitism and hate.

    Raphael Prober is a partner and co-head of the congressional investigations practice at the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where he represents prominent entities and individuals in high-profile congressional and other governmental investigations. He previously served as an associate deputy attorney general at the Department of Justice during the Obama Administration. In addition to his traditional practice at Akin, Rafi has devoted significant time to pro bono efforts, including spearheading the firm’s pro bono representation of hundreds of Holocaust survivors and family members in their pursuit of justice from the French railroad company that was responsible for deporting these victims toward the death camps. His work on this matter, spanning almost a decade, resulted in a historic agreement between the United States and France in which France funded a more-than-$60 million compensation fund for the victims and their families. This monumental case and the fight for justice for these survivors has recently been chronicled in the podcast Covering Their Tracks, which was released earlier this year. Additionally, Rafi’s pro bono work has included representing the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, DC, and St. John’s Church in connection with congressional investigations into the forcible clearing of peaceful protesters from Lafayette Square, as well as a prominent witness in connection with his testimony before the January 6th committee regarding the dangers posed by violent extremist groups.

    After practicing law for over a decade at a large corporate defense firm, a small plaintiffs’ litigation boutique, and the Department of Justice, and recognizing the need for greater awareness about and attention to the mental and physical health and wellness of attorneys across both the public and private sectors, Bonnie returned to school for a masters degree in social work, with a concentration in behavioral health/employee assistance programs. She is the founder of Ladybug Wellness Group, which provides individual mental health and wellness coaching and workplace training and education uniquely designed for legal professionals.

  • Melanie and Brad Wine

    Dinner Co-Chairs

    Melanie and Brad Wine became actively involved in the Museum in 2006 when President George W. Bush appointed Brad to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, the Museum’s governing body.

    In the nearly two intervening decades, the Wines have supported the Next Generation Board, the Committee on Conscience, the Washington Lawyers Committee, and the Committee on State-Sponsored Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial, for which Brad served as chair from 2019–2022, and on which he currently serves as the vice chair. 

    Brad is a litigation partner with the law firm of Morrison & Foerster, where he chairs the government strategies and Israel practice groups and serves on the firm’s executive committee. He is a trusted advisor to leading global businesses in numerous industries. He previously served on the boards of the JCRC, United to End Genocide, the Save Darfur Coalition, the Republican Jewish Coalition, and Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County.

    Melanie has been a successful marketing and business development professional for more than 30 years. She has supported and consulted for some of the world’s leading technology and professional services organizations in furtherance of their public sector and commercial practices. She is retiring from the industry in April 2024. Brad and Melanie reside in Bethesda, Maryland, and have two grown children.

  • Host Committee

    Jessica Abrahams and Christopher Fleming Michael Abramowitz and Susan Baer Miriam and Sanford K. Ain Lee and Marlene Alexander Marianna and Brian Ashin Jamie and Joseph Baldinger Florence and Richard Bank Rachelle Bernstecker and Bob Abramson Kim and Bruce Bernstein Bryan and Jackie Blanken Lynn and Wolf Blitzer Sandy Hofberg Bobb Dr. Philip and Faith Bobrow Brigid and Ely Bondoc Nancy and Lanny Breuer Alex Brill and Johanna Arenaza Shelley and Joseph Brodecki Alan and Nancy Bubes Hilary Bubes Dorothy Canter Kellie and Frank Cimino Debra and Ed Cohen Marcella and Neil Cohen Lisa and Bruce Cort Doug and Lisa Davison Yvonne Schlafstein Distenfeld and Jeffrey Distenfeld Nancy and Marc Duber Amb. Stuart E. Eizenstat Susan Emmer and David Goodfriend Julie Farkas and Seth Goldman Julia Feinstein and Markus Weiss Julianne and Scott Ferber Raffi Freedman-Gurspan Debbie and Peter Friedmann Sarah and Adam Friedman Gail and Maurice Gaspar Susie and Michael Gelman Joy and Marc Gerber Michael and Cathy Gildenhorn Laura and Jonathan Ginns Nancy and Dalbert Ginsberg Shana Glickfield and Jimmy Gardner Julianna Goldman and Michael Gottlieb Melissa and Benjamin Gottesman Jim and Kendra Hall Rabbi Greg Harris and Sarah Roark Phyllis and Richard Heideman Shelley and Allan Holt Jeff and Meredith Jaeckel Rosalyn Levy Jonas Julie Gribetz Kahn and Daniel Kahn Leana and Marc Katz Kate Linde Kogan and Eli Kogan Pam Kurland and David Marchick Leslie and Bruce Lane Louise Lawrence-Israëls and Sidney Lawrence Vladimir and Jolie Lechtman Jessica Leinwand Karen and Bruce Levenson Amy and Jay Leveton Ilana Ron Levey and David Levey Frederic Levy Estie and Edward Lipsit Sam Lipson and Abigail Weiss Brian and Judy Liss Samuel Lissner Robin and Jeremy London Jodi and Rodd Macklin Lauren and Jeremy Mandell Elizabeth Margosches and Don Melman Jennifer Loew Mendelson and Dan Mendelson Aaron David and Lindsay Miller David and Denise Mills Linda and Sid Moskowitz Alfred Münzer and Joel Wind Stephanie Nashman and Adam Chmara Melanie Franco Nussdorf Sarah and Jed Nussdorf Bashi and Roger Packer Joy and Ronald Paul Jeffrey Peck and Lisa Vigdor-Peck Julie Polinger and Zach Freidlis Gail and Andrew Quartner Barbara and Bert Rein Lisa. A. Reiner Bella Rosenberg Jacob and Alisa Rosenberg Jean and Bill Rosenbluth Cinthia and Horacio Rozanski Melinda and Howard Rubin Alisa and Aaron Rulnick Blair and Justin Salon Evelyn Sandground and Bill Perkins Diane and Michael Sapir Caren Schiffman and Todd Cohen Evelyn and Scott Schreiber Jason and Jennifer Schwartz Felicia and Howard Schweitzer Alexis Shklar Mickie Simon and Brian Schwalb Sharon and David Slotkin Jan Solomon and Ken Simonson Dale and Alan Sorcher Sheryl and Josh Stevens Monica and Richard Sussman Ariana and Joseph Tipograph Susie and Bruce Turnbull Lori and Martin Weinstein Fry and Lea Wernick Jeffrey and Jill Wiener Beth Wilkinson and David Gregory Carolyn and Bill Wolfe Dr. Anita Wolke and Dr. Kenneth Brooks Lauri and Jeff Zell

National Tribute Dinner Sponsors

Gifts as of April 3, 2024

$250,000 or more

Deloitte The Hillside Foundation—‭Allan and Shelley Holt Jaime and Andrew Schwartzberg Deanie and Jay Stein Jeff and Lauri Zell | Sam and Arlene Zell


Gary & Pennie, Ronald & Anne, and Jeffrey Abramson Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP The Bank of America Charitable Foundation Bender Foundation, Inc.—Julie and David Silver Jill and Jay Bernstein Nancy and Lanny Breuer Marcy and Neil Cohen | Diane and Howard Zack | Theresa and Mark Cohen Ginny and Irwin Edlavitch Idit and Moti Ferder Ann B. and Thomas L. Friedman Foundation Susie and Michael Gelman The Goldsmith Family Foundation Martin and Ahuva Gross The Kay Family Foundation, Inc. Jacob and Charlotte Lehrman Foundation Karen and Bruce Levenson Susan & Bart Lewis Lainie & Kenny Lipschutz Jennifer Loew Mendelson and Daniel N. Mendelson Morrison Foerster LLP Linda, Sidney, Rachel, and Ari Moskowitz The Nussdorf Family Foundation Ronald and Joy Paul Family Foundation Edwin and Penelope Peskowitz Melinda Bieber and Norman Pozez Cinthia and Horacio Rozanski Carolyn and Bill Wolfe


Amb. (Ret.) Stuart E. Eizenstat Nancy and Dalbert Ginsberg Julie Farkas and Seth Goldman Rosalyn Levy Jonas Amy and Alan Meltzer Albert and Max Ratner Families Barbara and Bert Rein Jan Solomon and Ken Simonson


Anonymous Booz Allen Hamilton Jessica C. Abrahams and Christopher D. Fleming Miriam and Sanford K. Ain Florence and Richard Bank Kim and Bruce Bernstein Lynn and Wolf Blitzer Lisa and Bruce Cort Joy and Marc Gerber Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP Phyllis and Richard Heideman Leana and Marc Katz Latham & Watkins LLP Leidos, Inc. Frederic Levy Elizabeth Margosches and Don Melman Alfred Münzer and Joel Wind Jeffrey Peck and Lisa Vigdor-Peck Norman R. Rales and Ruth Rales Foundation Diane and Michael Sapir Curt C. and Else Silberman Foundation


Anonymous Amgen Amb. (Ret.) Stuart & Wilma Bernstein | Adam Bernstein | Nancy & Marc Duber Sandy Hofberg Bobb Covington & Burling LLP Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP The Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Foundation Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC Lisa Reiner Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Monica and Richard Sussman Melanie and Bradley Wine


Lee and Marlene Alexander Lois Alperstein Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP Jamie and Joseph Baldinger Rachelle Bernstecker Joshua and Lisa Bernstein Sara J. Bloomfield Dr. Philip and Faith Bobrow Alex Brill and Johanna Arenaza Shelley and Joseph Brodecki Bubes Family—Alan & Nancy, Ron & Lori Dorothy Canter Phyllis and David Coburn Diana and Erik Cohen Cooley LLP Cozen O'Connor, PC Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Yvonne Schlafstein Distenfeld and Jeffrey Distenfeld Julia Feinstein and Markus Weiss Anna and Ryan Fletcher Maurice and Gail Gaspar Julianna Goldman and Michael Gottlieb Lisie and Michael Gottdenker Greenberg Traurig, LLP Jones Day Marky and Martin “Bo” Kirsch Kate Linde Kogan and Eli Kogan Marsha and Henry Laufer Amy and Jay Leveton Ilana Ron Levey and David Levey Estie and Edward Lipsit Judy and Brian Liss Robin and Jeremy London Jodi and Rodd Macklin Ken Nechin and Annette Bircher Sarah and Jed Nussdorf Bashi and Roger Packer Julie Polinger and Zachary Friedlis Bonnie and Rafi Prober Randall and Orna Reiner Sarah and Eric Rosand Eva and George Salamon Blair and Justin Salon Evelyn Sandground and Bill Perkins Evelyn and Scott Schreiber Sharon and David Slotkin Vinson & Elkins LLP / Lea and Ephraim (Fry) Wernick Marilyn Wallach Lori and Martin Weinstein Beth Wilkinson and David Gregory


Anonymous in memory of Nesse Godin Sarah and Adam Friedman Shana Glickfield and Jimmy Gardner Tammy Mendelson Stephanie Nashman and Adam Chmara Sharon and Daniel Prober Michael and Jennifer Reichbach Bella Rosenberg Ricki and Joe Rosenberg Alisa and Aaron Rulnick Jeffrey and Jill Wiener


Anonymous Michael Abramowitz and Susan Baer Jackie and Bryan Blanken Joshua B. and Ann Bolten Brigid and Ely Bondoc Hilary Bubes Sophie and Bradley Buslik Doug and Lisa Davison Susan Emmer and David Goodfriend Rebecca and Dan Farrington Laurie and Jerry Friedman Nicki and Jeff Geifman Bruce and Suzanne Glassman Rebecca and Joel Green Kendra and James Hall Beth and Glenn Heifetz Amy and Andrew Herman Julie Gribetz Kahn and Daniel Kahn Lindsay and Drew Karr Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Daniel Korengold and Martha Dippell Jonathan Landy and Tammy Glatz Landy Leslie and Bruce Lane Vladimir and Jolie Lechtman Jessica Leinwand and Sam Stein Michael and Laura Levin Christina Lindgren and Myles Perkins Connie and Erik Lindenauer Sam Lipson and Abigail Weiss Lauren and Jeremy Mandell Jean and Bill Rosenbluth Melinda and Howard Rubin Caren Schiffman and Todd Cohen Brian Schwalb and Mickie Simon Aimee and Allen Segal Silver Family Foundation Victoria and Albert Singer Dale and Alan Sorcher Marc and Stephanie Steren Felice Stokes Bruce and Susan Turnbull

Bold-faced names contributed as Builders of the Museum’s Beyond Our Walls Fund during our 30th Anniversary. The new fund is being used to significantly expand a range of far-reaching educational opportunities for our diverse public audiences.

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Mid-Atlantic Regional Office

The Mid-Atlantic regional office serves Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Find out more about past programs and how to contact us.