Frank A. Risch
Throughout his lifetime, Frank Risch has led and participated in important and influential philanthropic organizations and campaigns. In these roles, he serves as a voice for the marginalized, helping guarantee vibrant performing arts in Dallas, and ensuring future generations will learn the lessons of the Holocaust for the benefit of all humanity.
As a current board member and former chairman of the board of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, Frank played a central role in opening the Museum’s acclaimed 55,000 square foot space in 2019. He has said, “The lessons of the Holocaust, learned and unlearned, instruct us, teach us, and make us aware of the frightening human rights conditions we see in our world today…and even in our own community.”
Frank is a board member and a member of the executive committee of HIAS, the oldest US-based international refugee assistance and resettlement agency in the US; a long-time board member and member of the executive committee of the Texoma Region of the Anti-Defamation League; a former board member and member of the executive committee of the AT&T Performing Arts Center; an emeritus board member of Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates); a past vice chairman of the Dallas Zoological Society; a past president of Temple Emanu-El; a past chairman of Communities Foundation of Texas; a former chairman of the board and now a life trustee of the Dallas Theater Center; and an emeritus member of the Business Board of Advisors of the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.
Frank hopes his work in community engagement will continues to thrive and pay dividends for generations to come.