9/11 Memorial Reaches Fundraising Goal

Thursday, April 10, 2008

A donation by one of the World Trade Center's former tenants has finished off the fund-raising drive for the September 11 memorial.

The memorial is scheduled to open in 2011.

Joe Daniels, president of the September 11 Memorial and Museum, says the financial firm gave $10 million.

DANIELS: Our final gift that pushed us over the $350 million goal was a gift from Cantor Fitzgerald, which is so meaningful to us because as everybody knows, Cantor Fitzgerald lost 658 employees on 9/11.

REPORTER: Along with federal and state government contributions, the foundation has enough money to construct the memorial and museum.

But, it will continue to solicit donations for a $25 million endowment to operate and maintain the site.

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