The Garden Of Reflection

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 The Official Pennsylvania Memorial to the Victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks


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Remembrance Fund Endowment

Mission Statement: To provide for the perpetual care and maintenance of The Garden of Reflection via funding of the “Remembrance Fund” endowment.

In order to perpetuate this wonderfully moving memorial to the victims of that infamous day, the 9-11 Memorial Garden of Reflection, Inc. Board of Directors, with the support of Lower Makefield Township, recognized the need to raise $2 million to be placed in an endowment to fund future operations. The “Remembrance Fund” endowment was created to honor the loved ones lost by providing for the perpetual care of The Garden
Following the 10th anniversary of 9/11/2001, the “Remembrance Fund” endowment was established under a new 501(c)3 non-profit called the 9-11 Memorial Garden of Reflection, Inc.
Maintenance and continued operation of The Garden of Reflection require a reliable and secure source of funding which directed us to embark upon an endowment campaign.  Our annual Memorial Golf Classic, along with an annual 5K Run and other fundraising efforts, have been providing resources to fund this endowment to preserve the memorial in perpetuity. A goal of $2 million has been established for the Remembrance Fund which is currently invested with a professional firm under a long-term capital appreciation strategy.
When the Remembrance Fund is fully funded, earnings generated will provide for the ongoing operation and maintenance of The Garden without touching the principal balance. This will ensure that future generations are able to experience this powerful, moving and beautiful memorial as we do today. Many visit The Garden, coming from near and far, not only to remember 9-11 but also to process the grief and hardships in their own lives. In this way The Garden stands as an uplifting remembrance and beacon of hope for us ALL. It is incumbent upon OUR generation to provide the same experience for our children and grandchildren.
Your name as a proud supporter will be etched on endowment plaques for new Remembrance Fund donors representing gifts of $2,500 or more. Your support honors the memory of the thousands that perished on that tragic day, and will preserve the historic significance of the memorial in perpetuity.
As indicated by the organization’s 501(c)3 non-profit designation, all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Your support will help move us to our goal of a self-sustaining memorial and enable The Garden of Reflection to live as the lasting tribute it was designed to be.
We are forever grateful for the countless hours of our dedicated volunteers. Their efforts make it possible that 100% of your tax-deductible donation goes to the Remembrance Fund to sustain The Garden in perpetuity. There are no paid positions as everyone volunteers their time to this noble cause! We hope you too will want to help preserve this beautiful 9-11 memorial as we remember those not with us today. 


9-11 Memorial Garden of Reflection, Inc Board:

Ellen Saracini, Board Chair – Widow of Captain Victor J Saracini, United Flight 175, South Tower

Eric Stark, Board Vice Chair – Consultant, Stark Solutions

Jim McCaffrey, Board Secretary – President, McCaffrey’s Markets   

Brian McCloskey, Board Treasurer – Vice President of Finance, Community College of Allegheny County 

Representative Brian Fitzpatrick, Board Member – District 1

Dave Fleming, Board Member – General Manager Shady Brook Farm

Fiona Havlish, Board member – Widow of Donald G Havlish Jr, AON Corp., Tower 2, 101st Floor

Melodie Homer, Board member – Widow of First Officer LeRoy W Homer Jr., United Flight 93, Shanksville, PA

Senator Steve Santarsiero, Board Member, State District 10

Michael Smerconish, Board Member – SiriusXM Radio host, CNN host, journalist and lawyer


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Thank you for your donation to the “Remembrance Fund” endowment to help preserve the integrity of this 9-11 Memorial in perpetuity so future generations will have a place to REMEMBER and HONOR those taken from us.

We are a 501(c)3 organization and your donation is tax deductible and greatly appreciated!