The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum honored Alan Lazowski, Chairman and CEO of Hartford-based LAZ Parking, at the What You Do Matters 2020 New York virtual event on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020.
The virtual ceremony paid tribute to the museum’s National Leadership Award honorees from the past 10 years. Lazowski, a Holocaust Museum founder and the son of survivors Rabbi Philip Lazowski and Ruth Lazowski, won the award in 2016
Lazowski’s children Jesse and Jonah, who are members of the museum’s NY Next Generation Board
, appear in a promotional video
for the event, which features fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg as the master of ceremonies.
Guest speakers included Nuremberg prosecutor Benjamin Ferencz and UConn and NBA basketball standout Ray Allen. Actors Jason Alexander, Jamie Lee Curtis and Morgan Freeman also participated in the event.
Rabbi Philip Lazowski and Ruth Lazowski survived the Nazi occupation of Poland. Rabbi Lazowski wrote about his experiences in Faith and Destiny
, an autobiography.
Lazowski, who was elected to the national NAACP Board of Directors
in 2018, founded LAZ Parking in 1981 with two friends. It has since grown into one of the largest parking companies in the United States.
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