has announced a $5 million grant to the to support construction of an education center.
Located at the World Trade Center site, the museum's education center will tell the story of the 1993 and 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and will honor the nearly three thousand victims who perished in those attacks. In addition to multimedia displays, first-person accounts, and artifacts, the center will have a screening room and classrooms that can be used for teacher training, seminars, and post-visit discussions with school groups.
"On behalf of the entire New York Life family, we are proud to contribute to the education center for the 9/11 Memorial Museum, a national institution that symbolizes remembrance and renewal," said NYL chair and CEO Ted Mathas. "The education center will honor the nearly three thousand victims who perished in the attacks by providing programs and tools to educate future generations. We felt especially compelled to support the education center because its mission aligns with the New York Life Foundation's focus on young people, particularly in the areas of educational enhancement opportunities and childhood bereavement."