New York Stock Exchange Fallen Heroes Fund

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NYSE Fallen Heroes Fund
Founded 1999
Headquarters New York, New York, USA
Web site http://www.nyse.com

The New York Stock Exchange Fallen Heroes Fund [1] is a publicly supported charitable organization established to honor New York City police and fire department employees killed in the line of duty, and to provide immediate financial assistance to their families.

The Fund also assists families of police officers of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who lost their lives in the line of duty in connection with the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.

History

The Fund, which was incorporated in 1999, [2] formalized a trading floor tradition of raising money for the survivors of New York's finest and bravest killed on the job. The Fund began operation with $300,000 and awarded its first grants of $20,000 each to nine surviving families.

Key People

Richard A. Rosenblatt, ceo of Rosenblatt Securities Inc., is one of the founders and directors of the Fund.

References

  1. Corporate Citizenship. NYSE.
  2. May 18, 1999 article. Daily News.