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Marta and Jim Batmasian

“I am just grateful to the United States for giving me the opportunity to do what I love, which is actually make a difference in peoples’ lives, and for that I feel truly blessed.”

BOCA RATON, Fla.

The White House Historical Association is a non-profit organization that is privately funded through generous donations, and funds the acquisition of historic furnishings and artwork for the White House collection, the restoration and preservation of public rooms, and ongoing scholarly research–including publishing and educational programming such as the White House Teacher Institute.

Many are surprised to learn that the cost of preserving and maintaining the historic furnishings and art within the White House Collection isn't covered by public money or by a federally-funded agency.

Marta is a person who feels a deep sense of pride in our nation and its history, and who understands the importance of stewarding that heritage. Since her arrival to the United States in 1970, she has demonstrated a true immigrant spirit, by getting involved and excelling in the fields of education, business, politics, and community activities. In fact, Marta was one of the recipients of the 2018 Ellis Island Medal of Honor award, which is bestowed annually to distinguished American citizens who exemplify a life dedicated to community service.

Today, the company she and her husband founded, Investments Limited, is headquartered in Boca Raton and has become one of the largest family-owned real estate investment companies in the nation.

Marta believes that investment and re-investment in cultural, educational, nonprofit and recreational endeavors produces healthy, thriving environments that benefit everyone. In her words, “Mine is a hectic but truly rewarding life, and I wouldn’t change it for anything! I am just grateful to the United States for giving me the opportunity to do what I love, which is actually make a difference in peoples’ lives, and for that I feel truly blessed.”

For more information on the National Council on White House History, visit http://www.whitehousehistory.org

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