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9-11 MEMORIAL GARDEN OF REFLECTION INC

Keeping The Legacy Alive

aka The Garden of Reflection   |   Yardley, PA   |  9-11MemorialGarden.org

Mission

The “Remembrance Fund” endowment was established to sustain The 9-11 Memorial Garden of Reflection in perpetuity as a place of reflection and remembrance for future generations. \n\nThe 9-11 Memorial Garden of Reflection is a 501(c)3 non profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Funds raised to date have been placed in the Remembrance Fund endowment under a long-term investment strategy, which will, once our fundraising goal of $2 million is achieved, produce enough interest to cover the annual maintenance expenses of The Garden. Our organization is comprised of an all volunteer board. We have raised over $1.8 million to our fundraising goal and welcome you to join us in our efforts to Never Forget.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Garden of Reflection is “The Official Pennsylvania Memorial to the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks”. The Garden is a physical homage to the 2,973 lives we lost, with special recognition of the 18 Bucks County Victims. Maintenance and continued operation of 9-11 Memorial require a reliable and secure source of funding. The "Remembrance Fund" endowment was created where contributions will provide a principal base from which earnings will fund the operation and maintenance of The Garden in perpetuity. Monies generated from fundraising efforts to date have been invested under a long-term, capital appreciation strategy with a local investment firm. All donations are tax- deductible with our 501(c)3 non-profit designation. Your support will help move us to our goal of a self-sustaining memorial and enable The 9-11 Memorial Garden of Reflection to live as the lasting tribute it was designed to be.

Ruling year info

2011

Board Chair

Ellen Saracini

Vice Chair

Eric Stark

Main address

1460 Heather Cir

Yardley, PA 19067 USA

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EIN

45-2432779

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our organization is run on a completely volunteer basis, no paid salaries. We kindly ask for donations to complete our goal to have a self sustaining entity that remember and honors all those we lost.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Remembrance in Light Ceremony

A Candlelight Ceremony to honor and remember all those we lost in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 in an uplifting ceremony

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Family relationships
Religious groups
Veterans

Maintenance and continued operation of The Garden of Reflection require a reliable and secure source of funding. We have embarked upon an endowment campaign with a goal of raising $2 million, which will fully support the Remembrance Fund. Contributions will create a principal base from which earnings will fund the operation and maintenance of The Garden in perpetuity. Monies generated from fundraising efforts to date have been invested under a long-term, capital appreciation strategy with a local investment firm.
While the endowment campaign is in progress, net proceeds from established fundraising events, including the annual Golf Classic and the annual 5K Run, have given us a head start on funding this endowment. In fact, we’ve already placed over $1.8 million in the Remembrance Fund from these and other activities!
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.

Population(s) Served
Age groups
Ethnic and racial groups
Family relationships
Work status and occupations
Religious groups

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our main goal is to honor and remember all those we lost in the terrorist attacks upon our nation by "Keeping Their Legacy Alive". Our fundraising goal is to reach the $2M mark upon which time the monies generated from investments will support the maintenance and operational costs to maintain this 911 memorial in perpetuity.

We have annual fundraisers such as our Golf Classic, 5K, Steven Singer 911 Never Forget Pin, and various campaigns that run each year. Donations to the endowment over $2500 will be memorialized on a plaque at The Garden.

We have an energetic group of volunteers who give of themselves to support the memorial. Thus, fundraising efforts continue each year. We are almost half the way there, and this year promises to be another successful fundraising year.

We have consistent and reliable fundraisers each year that bring us closer to our goal.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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9-11 MEMORIAL GARDEN OF REFLECTION INC

Board of directors
as of 01/29/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ellen Saracini

9-11 Memorial Garden of Reflection


Board co-chair

Eric Stark

Stark Solutions, LLC

Jim McCaffrey

President, McCaffrey’s Markets

Brian McCloskey

Vice President for Finance, Community College of Allegheny County

Fiona Havlish

Widow of Donald G Havlish Jr, AON Corp., Tower 2, 101st Floor

Michael Smerconish

SiriusXM Radio host, CNN host, journalist and lawyer

Dave Fleming

General Manager Shady Brook Farm

Brian Fitzpatrick

Congressman

Steve Santarsiero

State Senator

Melodie Homer

Widow of LeRoy W Homer, Flt 93

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/29/2023

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.