Investment banking firm has an incredible gift to give:
On September 11th, 2011 in America, four coordinated terrorist attacks were carried out by al-Qaeda. The world was left shaken and the United States fought hard to recover. The attack took 2,996 people and has continued to claim lives since.
“We won’t just sweep this under the rug.”
An investment banking firm with headquarters originally in the South tower of the World Trade Center made a promise.
They vowed to set up a foundation to pay the college fees of children of employees who lost their lives on the 104th floor.
Many have used this opportunity and have sent their overwhelming gratitude to the companies founders, and are personally known to the foundation.
One of the founders, Andy Armstrong, told Oregon Live “We wanted the families of the lost to know that we would always remember, that the passing years would never sweep this under the rug. People donated many millions of dollars to set up the foundation.
We have no salaries and no expenses except fees to stay extant. Yes, I know most of the children who went to college. You wouldn’t believe some of the letters they have written in appreciation. I think they particularly appreciate that we remember their mom or dad this way. Many of them hardly knew their moms and dads.”
“We want our defiance and reverence to echo for a century, so that the grandchildren of our people will know we stood for something, and acted honorably when it really counted.” He concluded.