Las Vegas resident James Holzhauer (famed Jeopardy game show mega-winner) is giving back to his hometown community-and to his favorite Museum.
James and Melissa Holzhauer, members of the Museum and frequent visitors with their daughter, surprised the Museum with a $10,000 donation this week.
“We enjoy bringing our child to the museum and seeing her face light up when she sees the animal exhibits (oh those chicks last week!). I also appreciate that every time we visit, there is something new to do or see. It is not a very big place but it has a lot of charm,” said Melissa Holzhauer.
“It was an honor to meet the Holzhauers, and to hear how much they enjoy our Museum and how many times they have returned to experience our programs again and again,” said Marilyn Gillespie, executive director of the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. “We are thankful for our Las Vegas residents that support our Museum and who actively participate in the growth of our programs with so much support. It’s because of amazing residents like the Holzhauers that we can manage our existing programs and add new and exciting elements year-round,” she said.
The Holzhauers directed their donation to support the Live Animal Department and the “Open Door Program” for at-risk students, allowing these students a chance to visit the Museum at no cost.