Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies



Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

December 12, 2012 12:00 ET

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center Announces Former Top Presidential Advisor as Spirit of Hope 2013 Guest Speaker

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 12, 2012) - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) is thrilled to announce that Condoleezza Rice has been chosen as the Guest Speaker for the 2013 Spirit of Hope Benefit. Ms. Rice is the former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Advisor, as well as a former Provost at Stanford University and now a professor at Stanford's Graduate School of Business.

"Ms. Rice is an inspirational role model who has risen to the top of every field she has entered, including politics, diplomacy, academia, music and athletics," explained Avi Benlolo, President and CEO of FSWC. "We are thrilled to be hosting such an accomplished individual who may one day run for President of the United States."

The Spirit of Hope Benefit is the major annual fundraiser for FSWC, a non-profit human rights organization committed to countering racism and antisemitism and to promoting the principles of tolerance, social justice and Canadian democratic values through advocacy and education. Spirit of Hope 2013 is on June 13 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Visit www.spiritofhopebenefit.com for details.

Contact Information

  • Stacey Starkman
    Communications Manager
    Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies
    416.864.9735 x 32 (Office)
    sstarkman@fswc.ca