The Museum of Ventura County honored the Thomas and Esther Wachtell family at the 1st Annual Bridge Builder Award Gala on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The Wachtell family has a generations-long tradition of philanthropy. Both Tom and Esther grew up with parents who supported their communities selflessly, and have worked to instill the value of “giving back” in their children and grandchildren. “I am very proud of the fact that our children and their children learned those lessons and that we have a whole new crop of people working in their communities,” said Esther Wachtell.