The Associated Press is reporting that the opening of the World Trade Center memorial (now officially known as the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum) has been pushed back two years until Sept. 11, 2011. Read More
It was probably one of the few bad times during the Bloomberg administration to be a developer. One morning in early February, about a dozen of New York’s finest and wealthiest real-estate leaders convened to eat breakfast and hear why they should contribute to the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.
The place was Gracie Mansion. Read More
In the two months since Mayor Bloomberg became chairman, the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation has raised $57 million–though, before giving him too much credit, remember that a national advertising campaign got under way in July, which may have helped.
- Matthew Schuerman Read More
Joseph Daniels, the acting president of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, is now the actual president.
-Matthew Schuerman Read More
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It’s been a few years.
But on Thursday morning, The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation and the NY/NJ Port Authority will begin construction work on the Museum and Memorial’s footings.
If you happen to have NYPD press credentials, head down at 10:15.
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After numerous setbacks and disappointing fund-raising efforts, the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation kicked off a nationwide advertising campaign aimed, according to the mayor, at the “working people and well-to-do.”
The ads play off of the spontaneous memorials which appeared in the days after Sept. 11th, — monuments of American flags, candles, baseball caps Read More
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The national fundraising ad campaign for the World Trade Center Memorial launched today makes no bones about how long it has taken to get this thing off the ground (or in the ground, actually). The theme is “It’s time,” and, since two Read More
Gov. Pataki, after meeting with the executive committee of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, tried to relieve pressure on fundraisers there at a Q&A with reporters at the John Zuccotti park opening this morning. The immediate goal: scale back the cost of the memorial and museum to less than half a billion, and Read More
It’s an old trick of the trade to release bad news late on a Friday.
How about awkward and embarrassing news like the resignation of someone who had been publicly upbraided by her patrons?
That would be Gretchen Dykstra, who announced her departure from the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation just now, after Read More
Tom Topousis examines the awkwardness of Gretchen Dykstra’s national non-fundraising tour for the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation. In Hartford, Ron Nobli, a labor union official, tells him, “We would have dug into our own pockets right now” — except Dykstra wasn’t asking.
The No. 1 saying in philanthropic circles is that Read More