While the museum’s website explains how the the proceeds benefit ‘developing and sustaining’ the memorial which is run by executives with privately-funded six-figure salaries ...
The Foundation has fundraising responsibilities because of the tasks assigned to it by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC). The Foundation is to own, operate and finance:
- National September 11 Memorial, the formal "Reflecting Absence" memorial.
- National September 11 Memorial Museum, a museum to tell the story of the events.
John C. Whitehead was chairman of both LMDC and the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation. He announced his resignation in May 2006. Former LMDC President Kevin Rampe will become chairman of the LMDC. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg replaced Whitehead as chairman of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
Thomas S. Johnson, chairman of the foundation's executive committee announced on May 9, 2006:The decision was made to not actively pursue new fund-raising efforts until complete clarity can be achieved with respect to the design and costs of the project. Cost concerns emerged publicly last week with the disclosure of an estimate by the construction manager, Bovis Lend Lease, that the memorial and museum would cost $672 million and that it would take a total of at least $973 million to fully develop the memorial setting with a cooling plant, roadways, sidewalks, utilities and stabilized foundation walls. An estimate earlier this year put the cost of the memorial and memorial museum at $494 million.
On May 26, 2006, Gretchen Dykstra resigned as president and chief executive officer of the World Trade Center Foundation. The current president and CEO of the Foundation, Joseph C. Daniels, was appointed in October 2006.
The memorial projects were eventually toned down, and the budget was cut to $530 million. Heavy construction for the memorial began in August 2006, and despite delays, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum was still confident that the memorial would be complete by September 11, 2011.
Michael R. Bloomberg
President & CEO
Joseph C. Daniels
Richard H. Bagger
Virginia S. Bauer
Paula Grant Berry
Debra Burlingame [vicsim pseudo-relative]
John P. Cahill [vicsim pseudo-relative again ... how many are in here?]
Russell L. Carson
Kenneth I. Chenault
Billy Crystal [Hollywood Israel-sympathizer and inventor of fake relative and fake 9/11 witness "Uncle Berns"]
Robert De Niro [Hollywood sell-out in plain view on the 9|11 propaganda picture)\]
Samuel A. DiPiazza, Jr.
Christine A. Ferer
Anne M. Finucane
Maurice R. Greenberg
Dr. Vartan Gregorian
Patricia E. Harris
William B. Harrison, Jr.
Gerald L. Hassell
Lee A. Ielpi
Robert Wood Johnson, IV
Thomas S. Johnson
Peter M. Lehrer
Howard W. Lutnick [Cantor Fitzgerald slimeball extraordinaire]
Ira M. Millstein
Peter G. Peterson
Emily K. Rafferty
Kevin M. Rampe
Dr. Judith Rodin
Thomas H. Rogér
E. John Rosenwald, Jr.
Andrew M. Senchak
Jerry I. Speyer
Craig Roberts Stapleton
Anne M. Tatlock
Daniel R. Tishman
John C. Whitehead
John E. Zuccotti
George E. Pataki
Former Governor, State of New York
Honorary Board Members
President George H. W. Bush
41st President of the United States
President George W. Bush
43rd President of the United States
President Jimmy Carter
39th President of the United States
President William J. Clinton
42nd President of the United States
Governor, State of New Jersey
Jon S. Corzine
Former Governor, State of New Jersey
Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor, State of New York
Rudolph W. Giuliani
Former Mayor, City of New York
Anne M. Finucane is global strategy and marketing officer at Bank of America and is also a member of the company’s executive management team. She is responsible for Bank of America’s public policy and brand positioning around the world, current and proposed legislation and other public affairs globally, and directing the company’s brand engagement in all its geographies. She leads marketing, advertising, communications and customer research activities for Bank of America, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, and U.S. Trust globally.
Anne M. Finucane is President of Global Strategy and Marketing for Northeast Bank of America. American Banker listed her as one of the most powerful 25 women in banking in 2011. She is married to MSNBC's contributor Mike Barnicle. Finucane was responsible for Bank of America's failed attempt to impose a $5 monthly debit card fee. The policy failed after a massive uprising of protests by B of A customers against the fee. 
"Reporter Kicked Out of 9/11 Museum for Asking a Question Without Permission"
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JOHN C. WHITEHEAD
John C. Whitehead was born in Evanston, Illinois. He grew up in Montclair, New Jersey, attended public schools there and graduated from Montclair High School. He lived in nearby Essex Fells until 1985 and has resided in Manhattan since 1989.
Mr. Whitehead graduated from Haverford College in 1943, and served in the U.S. Navy, participating in the invasions of Normandy, Southern France, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. While in the Navy, Mr. Whitehead was assigned as an Instructor at the Harvard Business [?!?] School. He received his M.B.A. degree, with distinction, from Harvard in 1947 and holds honorary degrees from Haverford, Pace, Rutgers, Amherst, and Harvard.
Mr. Whitehead began his professional career in 1947 at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he worked for 38 years. He rose quickly within the company and was named Partner in 1956, and Co-Chairman and Senior Partner in 1976. He has served on the board of numerous companies, and as a Director of the New York Stock Exchange, and Chairman of the Securities Industry Association.
In April 1985, Mr. Whitehead was asked to become Deputy Secretary of State, second-in-command to Secretary George Shultz, and served until January 1989. During this period, he was Acting Secretary of State when Mr. Shultz was away from Washington and took a special interest in relations with Eastern Europe, the United Nations, and with various administrative reforms in the State Department. Mr. Whitehead was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal by President Reagan.
Since returning to New York from Washington in 1989, he has been active in a number of educational, civic and charitable organizations. He is a former Chairman of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the United Nations Association, the International Rescue Committee, International House, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Harvard Board of Overseers, Haverford College, and the Asia Society (not all at the same time). He is presently Chairman of the Goldman Sachs Foundation and is also now Co Chairman of the Greater New York Councils of the Boy Scouts, a Director of the Nature Conservancy, the East-West Institute, the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships and a former Director of Rockefeller University, Lincoln Center Theater, the J. Paul Getty Trust, Outward Bound, and the National Humanities Center. In Washington, Mr. Whitehead is Chairman Emeritus of the Brookings Institution and the Trustees Council of the National Gallery of Art.
PETER W. DAVIDSON
Peter Davidson is the Loan Programs Office Executive Director at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington D.C. he formerly served as a Senior Advisor for Energy and Economic Development at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Prior to this, he was Executive Director of the Empire State Development Corporation [again, the Empire State Building lobby so to speak]. Mr. Davidson was appointed Chairman of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation (BBPDC) in December 2009. Mr. Davidson is a businessman who has founded and managed six media companies in New York; these companies were in the newspaper, radio, television, advertising and market research businesses, many of them centered in the Hispanic business community. From 1989 to 1999, he was owner and publisher of El Diario La Prensa, the leading Spanish-language newspaper in New York. Prior to 1989 he was an executive at Morgan Stanley & Co. Known as a creative business leader, he has piloted complex deals, structured numerous equity and debt-raising transactions, handled labor negotiations and acted as lead negotiator in multiple financings, acquisitions and asset sales. Since 2001, Mr. Davidson has also been Chairman of the J.M. Kaplan Fund [Jewish funds], a leading NY based grant-making institution. Under his leadership, grant making has focused on improving the environment of New York City with more parkland, alternative transportation, and waterfront access. Funding also supports immigration policies in the United States and environmental and archeological conservation worldwide. Mr. Davidson is a graduate of Stanford University and the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. He is an active member of the Brooklyn community.
Robert Douglass has served as Chairman of the Alliance for Downtown New York, New York City's largest business improvement district since its inception in 1995. He also serves as Chairman of the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association founded in 1958 under the leadership of David Rockefeller representing the interests of over 90 members of most of the major businesses Downtown. Robert Douglass is Of Counsel to Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP. He served as Chairman of the Board of Cedel International from 1994-2004. Previously, Mr. Douglass served as Vice Chairman and Director of The Chase Manhattan Corporation (1985-1993) and as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of The Chase Manhattan Corporation (1976-1985). From 1965 to 1972, he served as Counsel and later Secretary to Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller. Mr. Douglass is a member of several business and not-for-profit boards of directors. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a former Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and a former Trustee of The New York Public Library, The New York Botanical Garden and Dartmouth College.
CATHERINE MCVAY HUGHES
Catherine McVay Hughes is the Community Board 1 Chair person and has served as a member of Community Board 1 for more than a decade. She holds an engineering degree from Princeton University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School. Catherine McVay Hughes has provided over 25 years of service in lower Manhattan serving on various boards and committees including the World Trade Center Scientific Technical Advisory Committee, Speaker Silver's School Overcrowding Taskforce,and the WTC Health Program Survivors Steering Committee.
THOMAS S. JOHNSON [9/11 Vicsim "Family Member"!]
Thomas S. Johnson served as the Chairman and CEO of GreenPoint Financial Corp. and GreenPoint Bank from 1993 until he retired in 2004. Prior to that he served as President and Director of Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co. and also Chemical Bank, where he held various positions including President and Director.
Mr. Johnson received an AB in Economics from Trinity College in 1962 and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School in 1964. He then became an instructor at Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. Between 1966 and 1969 he was Special Assistant to the Comptroller in the U.S. Department of Defense in Washington, D.C.
He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of International Education and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the United States-Japan Foundation. He is also a Director of Alleghany Corporation, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. Inc., Freddie Mac, North Fork Bank and The Phoenix Companies, Inc.
A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Mr. Johnson also serves on a number of not-for-profit boards including The Inner City Scholarship Fund, United Way of New York City, World Trade Center Memorial Foundation and WNET Channel 13, New York.
He is a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Trinity College and of the Union Theological Seminary. Mr. Johnson is also a former member of the Group of Thirty, Consultative Group on International Economic & Monetary Affairs; and of the Boards of the Prudential Life Insurance Company of America, Online Resources Corporation and The Asia Society.
Mr. Johnson and his wife, Ann, have three children, Tom, Scott Johnson, and Margaret (Scott was killed in the WTC attack 9/11/01.)
KEVIN M. RAMPE
Kevin M. Rampe is the General Counsel for ACE North America of the ACE Group of Companies. The ACE Group is composed of leading insurance and reinsurance companies that serve a variety of clients around the world, from large multinational corporations to smaller clients in local markets. In this role, Mr. Rampe is responsible for all legal matters for North America insurance operations. Mr. Rampe is also a Founding Director and serves on the Executive Committee of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.
Carl Weisbrod was appointed as Director of the New York City Department of City Planning and Chairman of the New York City Planning Commission by Mayor Bill de Blasio in March, 2014. Weisbrod has more than 35 years of experience serving the people of New York. He has left his mark on some of the city’s most dynamic and fastest-growing neighborhoods.
Weisbrod’s service in government extends back to the Lindsay administration, which he joined as a young lawyer at the Department of Relocation. He was appointed by Mayor Koch to spearhead the city’s efforts to transform Times Square, and he also served as the Executive Director of the New York City Department of City Planning and Chairman of the New York City Loft Board. As president of New York State’s 42nd Street Development Project, Weisbrod led the effort to revitalize Times Square, transforming it into a global hub for tourism and entertainment.
Under Mayor Dinkins, Weisbrod was the Founding President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, where he negotiated the United States Tennis Association’s 99-year lease in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park—regarded as one of the most beneficial municipal sports deals in the nation—as well as the transaction that brought Harlem its first major supermarket, the Pathmark on 125th Street.
Mayor Bloomberg appointed him as a Director of the Trust for Governors Island and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, where he helped lead the post-9/11 recovery of downtown neighborhoods. That tenure overlapped with his 10 years as the founding president of the Alliance for Downtown New York, the largest business improvement district in the nation, setting in motion the evolution of the financial district from an area dominated by daytime office workers into a thriving 24-7 neighborhood.
Weisbrod also served as the President of the real estate division of Trinity Church. He is a former Trustee of the Ford Foundation and the Urban Land Institute. He was previously a partner at the firm HR&A from 2011 through February, 2014, where he managed the successful rezoning of the Hudson Square area in Manhattan into a dynamic hub for creative industries and new housing, including up to 700 affordable units.
[Chairman Whitehead, the board's connection to the U.S. Navy, the Federal Reserve, the brokers of the New York Stock Exchange and the Department of Defense among other circles of influence] explained that it is his belief that a memorial, possibly done in two stages [???], is the first priority. Other priorities addressed were the needs of families living and of individuals working in the area. Chairman Whitehead also cited transportation and security issues as being of utmost importance in order to ensure that businesses return to and/or remain in the area.
a. matters which will imperil the public safety if disclosed;
b. any matter which may disclose the identity of a law enforcement agent or informer;
c. information relating to current or future investigation or prosecution of a criminal offense which would imperil effective law enforcement if disclosed;
d. discussions regarding proposed, pending or current litigation;
e. collective negotiations pursuant to article fourteen of the civil service law;
f. the medical, financial, credit or employment history of a particular person or corporation, or matters leading to the appointment, employment, promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, dismissal or removal of a particular person or corporation;
g. the preparation, grading or administration of examinations; and
h. the proposed acquisition, sale or lease of real property or the proposed acquisition of securities, or sale or exchange of securities held by such public body, but only when publicity would substantially affect the value thereof.
Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor appeared on the WNPR program "Where We Live" this week. Here are three things he said in the first seven minutes.
1. "So we decoupled the state test data from evaluation for the second year for any district that wished to decouple it. We also made some rules around creating greater assurances around the security and efficiency of data management systems ..."
2. "The model that we established for evaluation with the inclusion of teacher observations of student learning indicators to making sure that we are looking at student outcomes and other features — that was arrived at by consensus through our Performance Evaluation Advisory Council."
3. "We received a waiver to enable us to administer the Smarter Balance Assessment this year on an optional basis, and a lot of other conclusions get drawn from that including the fact that we needed to decouple data, state data, from the evaluation system."
Deep breath. OK, several things.
When a person talks this way there are two possible causes. Either he does not know what he's talking about and wishes to hide that, or he is supremely aware of how empty his words are and wishes to hide that.
Ms. Wright noted in particular the families’ concern about transportation reconstruction and the development of the World Trade Center site.
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