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Cantor Fitzgerald CEO gives $25 million to his old college which gave him free tuition when both his parents died in his teens

Paying tribute: On September 11, 2001, Lutnick (pictured at the 9/11 memorial) lost 658 employees at the financial firm in the terror attacks. The firm was based in the World Trade Center's North Tower.

By Sophie Jane Evans Daily Mail He was given four years of free tuition after both of his parents died by his freshman year. Now, 35 years later, the CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald has given Haverford College $25 million back. Howard Lutnick, who lost 658 employees at the financial firm, including his younger brother, Gary, in […]

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Memory of 9/11 widow, UR field hockey star, lives on

Nancy Melvin Taylor, right, graduated as the leading scorer in University of Rochester field hockey history. Her record stood for 28 years before being broken this fall. (Photo: Photo provided by University of Rochester Athletic Communications

By Jim Mandelaro Democrat & Chronicle After being diagnosed with terminal breast cancer in 2002, Nancy Melvin-Taylor compiled a “to-do” list: Potty train her son, Dean. See her infant son walk and talk. Get her will in order. And return to the University of Rochester, the place of so much glory, for her induction into […]

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Staten Island woman inspired by her mother, who died on September 11, opens a dance studio

Krystal Tabeek, owner of Studio 11, and students.Staten Island Advance/Anthony DePrimo

By Tracey Porpora Staten Island Advance STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Joann Tabeek always encouraged her daughter, Krystal, to follow her dreams. She was especially supportive of her daughter’s interest in dance, which eventually led to the young dancer’s participation in competitive dance for 15 years. But Joann never got to see her teen-age daughter shine on […]

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