9/11 family relief executive to speak at College of Law Nov. 3
Jaclyn D. Grosso
On Sept. 11, 2001, Cantor Fitzgerald lost more employees than any other company as a result of the New York City terrorist attacks, including the brother of Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard Lutnick. Lutnick vowed to take care of the victims’ families and asked his sister, Edie Lutnick L’83, MBA’83, to assist him. On Monday, Nov. 3, Edie Lutnick will discuss the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund during her lecture, “9/11 From the Inside: Compensating the Victims,” in the Alumni Heritage Lounge in the Syracuse University College of Law. The event is sponsored by the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT) at the College of Law and Maxwell School.
The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund was established on Sept. 14, 2001, to provide financial assistance to the families of the 658 Cantor Fitzgerald employees who died on 9/11. The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund is a 501(c)3 organization and takes nothing in administrative expenses so that 100 percent of all donations received go directly to the victims’ families. Since the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund’s establishment, Cantor Fitzgerald and the fund have raised some $175 million in financial support for the families and loved ones of the 658 victims. The fund assists more than 800 families and 950 children from 12 companies.
An unpaid executive with the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, Lutnick is a former labor law attorney whose law firm, Lutnick & Swomley, was also housed at the World Trade Center. A strong advocate for the victims’ families and loved ones, Lutnick also coordinates an annual memorial service for 9/11 victims.