President Ronald Reagan appointed Albert to serve on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Council and Presidents George H.W. Bush and William Jefferson Clinton subsequently reappointed him. Albert also served as Chairman of both the museum’s Building Committee and Development Committee and in 1998 received the Presidential Citizens Medal from President Clinton for his work to bring the Holocaust Museum from blueprint to reality. The medal citation credited Albert’s “quiet determination” to “skillfully mobilize financial resources and architectural and construction talent to help create a lasting monument to the triumph of the human spirit that is both a poignant reminder and a compelling, cautionary lesson.”
In 2012, Albert was posthumously awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from Urban Land Institute Washington. This award recognizes leaders in the DC area real estate community who, in addition to a lifetime commitment to real estate, have given back to the community through demonstrated civic, charitable, and philanthropic endeavors.
View the videos on this page to learn more about Albert’s legacy of service and philanthropy from his colleagues and family.