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

Sophie Jane Evans Mail online

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.

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.

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.

Howard Lutnick, who lost 658 employees at the financial firm, including his younger brother, Gary, in the 9/11 terror attacks, made the generous contribution to the college in Pennsylvania on Saturday.

Handing over a check to president Daniel Weiss, the 53-year-old said: ‘Haverford was there for me and taught me what it meant to be a human being.’ Read More »

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Miles Kirkland, 9/11 victims honored at new Richmond Terrace memorial gardens

Vincent Barone Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. –  The spirit of late Curtis High School football player Miles Kirkland will live on through a new garden on Richmond Terrace.

Volunteers with the Health for Youth organization took to St. George on Saturday to plant two new memorial gardens–one for Kirkland and a second [for] 9/11 victims–near the 120th Precinct.

Patti Newman, Taliima Smith 16, and Mala England 16, both Curtis HS students as they pull the weeds out from the bushes in from the 120 Pct. (Staten Island Advance/Hilton Flores)

Patti Newman, Taliima Smith 16, and Mala England 16, both Curtis HS students as they pull the weeds out from the bushes in from the 120 Pct. (Staten Island Advance/Hilton Flores)

Curtis High School students helped the beautification effort by cleaning up trash and plucking out weeds from tree beds. Both of Kirkland’s parents were in attendance as well.

Kirkland died after collapsing at the team’s preseason practice on September 1. He has been remembered by his peers as a loving friend and hardworking teammate.

The community effort was part of an “It’s My Park Day,” orchestrated through the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

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W.T.C. offices begin reopening Monday with tighter security on Liberty St.

Josh Rogers, Downtown Express

Port Authority employees on Monday, will be the first office workers to return to work at the World Trade Center since terrorists took the Twin Towers down just over 13 years ago. The reopening of 4 W.T.C. on Oct. 27 will ironically mean less freedom on Liberty St., as most vehicles will no longer be able to get through.Map of new street openings fall 2014

Cars and trucks doing business at the W.T.C., or making deliveries to Liberty St. residents or stores, or carrying residents will be permitted with proper ID.  People visiting residents on the block will also be permitted to drive through after a short stop expected to be done in under two minutes.

Officials with the city and the Port, which owns the W.T.C., met with community leaders Thursday to go over the last details of the W.T.C. “Campus Security Plan” which has been in development now for many years.

“This is another milestone in transition from construction to occupancy at the site,” said Erica Dumas, a Port spokesperson. A city official who briefed Downtown Express on the plan Oct. 24 gave an almost verbatim statement — one of several indications that the city and Port are working closely together on the W.T.C. years after many well-chronicled disputes over security and financial issues. Read More »

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