Shoshana Buchholz-Miller



Cradles to Crayons


Shoshana Buchholz-Miller comes to Cradles to Crayons from the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, serving as the vice president of education and exhibitions providing strategic leadership, planning, and evaluation for education initiatives and exhibitions. At the Museum, she led the development and opening of the ground-breaking Take A Stand Center, which uses first-in-the-world technology to tell Holocaust Survivor stories and to inspire visitors to engage civically. The Center has received international acclaim, including the American Alliance of Museum’s (AAM) MUSE Award, AAM’s Jim Blackaby Award for overall achievement, and a Cine Award, among others.

Prior to then, Shoshana led consulting at Arabella Advisors where she helped grow the company from a start-up to one of the leading philanthropic advisory firms in the country, where she designed and evaluated grant-making portfolios for philanthropists committed to protecting and promoting human rights and other important social issues. Ms. Buchholz-Miller’s experience also includes consulting program officer at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in the areas of human rights and international justice, international peace and security, and global migration and human mobility, as well as associate director of the Anti–Defamation League’s Chicago/Midwest region, leading programs to combat antisemitism and prejudice, as well as monitoring extremist groups.

Ms. Buchholz-Miller is a Truman National Security Fellow, a member of the Wilmette School District 39 Community Review Committee, and volunteers with the Syrian Community Network as a mentor to a refugee family. She holds a B.A. with honors from Duke University in Political Science and Russian Language and a M.S. in International Relations from the London School of Economics. Shoshana now lives in Wilmette, Ill. with her husband and three children.

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