Jewish History Museum to celebrate Gootters at fall fundraiser

Paulette and Joe Gootter

The Jewish History Museum will honor Joe and Paulette Gootter at its 8th annual fall fundraiser, “Over the Rainbow: Songs of Conscience & Hope.”

The luncheon and silent auction will be held Sunday, Oct. 30, at noon at Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, with entertainment by Richard Hanson.

The Gootters, mainstays in the Tucson philanthropic community, recently served as fundraising chairs for the capital campaign that saw the establishment of the Holocaust History Center on the expanded Jewish History Museum campus.  They support education, the arts and the Steven M. Gootter Foundation, which they established in 2005 in memory of their son. The foundation’s mission is to save lives by defeating sudden cardiac death through increased awareness, research and the distribution of AEDs (automatic external defibrillators).

Richard Hanson
Richard Hanson

Hanson is a professor emeritus of the School of Theatre, Film & Teleivsion at the University of Arizona, where he created the musical theatre program and headed the acting/musical theatre division. Hanson current presents celebrating the American musical theater and the “Great American Song Book” for The Learning Curve’s series, Learning at the Loft, as well as conducting their “Give My Regards to Broadway” annual New York theater tours.

Tickets are $95. RSVP at jewishhistorymuseum.org/support or contact Lisa Schachter Brooks at museum@jewishhisto rymuseum.org or 670-9073.