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Lee Ielpi

Lee Ielpi

Board President of the September 11th Families’ Association and co-founder of 9/11 Tribute Center

Jennifer Adams-Webb

Jennifer Adams-Webb

CEO of the September 11th Families’ Association and co-founder of the 9/11 Tribute Center

Press Releases


9/11 Tribute Center Welcomes 3.5 Millionth Visitor

November 24, 2014

The 3.5 millionth visitor was a social studies teacher who brought her class to the 9/11 Tribute Center to comprehend this recent history through the powerful stories of those who were there.
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Jen and Lee at NYSE 9/8/2014

New York Stock Exchange Starting Bell

September 8, 2014

The 9/11 Tribute Center, Chancellor Dr. Merryl Tisch of the NYS Board of Regents, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and Styuvesant High School opened the NYSE Exchange to bring attention to the responsibility of educators and parents to talk about 9/11 with students. The 9/11 Tribute Center released new 9/11 Teacher Resources today entitled Teaching 9/11.

Above: 9/11 Tribute Center CEO Jennifer Adams-Webb and Board President Lee Ielpi speak with Michael McDonnell, VP Equities Barclays

Teaching 9/11, the second set of free online educational resources created by the 9/11 Tribute Center, is specifically targeted at teachers. The online video interviews with both educators and students, the accompanying lesson plans including Common Core alignments, and links to resources were developed in collaboration with schools in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

9/11 Tribute Center at NYSE
From Left to Right: Howard Cash – Board of Directors 9/11 Tribute Center, Wendy Aibel-Weiss – Director Education and Exhibitions 9/11 Tribute Center, Jennifer Adams-Webb – CEO 9/11 Tribute Center, John Tuttle – NYSE, Chancellor Dr. Merryl Tisch – NYS Board of Regents, Kerry Trainer – Teacher Styuvesant High School, Lee Ielpi – Board President 9/11 Tribute Center, David Rothblatt – Student Styuvesant High School, Alice Greenwald – EVP Programs, Director of Memorial Museum, National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Cliff Chanin – VP for Education and Public Programs, National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Meri Lobel – Curator 9/11 Tribute Center, Ada Dolch – Retired Principal High School for Leadership and Public Service, Debra Steinberg – Board of Directors 9/11 Tribute Center, Moshe Steinberg – 9/11 Tribute Center

Close up of 9/11 Tribute Center staff and educators ringing NYSE bell “We know from our 8 years of experience of interacting with teachers, that they say they don’t know how or where to begin in approaching a sensitive and challenging topic,” said 9/11 Tribute Center Curator, Meriam Lobel. “These interactive materials which will be updated throughout the year are designed to give educators thought-provoking ideas for creating inquiry-based, engaging lessons about 9/11 and its profound impact in our lives.”

New Board Member

The 9/11 Tribute Center is proud to announce the addition of a new Board Member, David Greenberg.
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We Were There – Weekly Presentation

Summer 2014

Every week the 9/11 Tribute Center presents a duet of two stories, We Were There, at the 9/11 Memorial Museum auditorium.
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Press Partnership with New York City Explorer Pass

Explorer Partnership

April 23, 2013

Smart Destinations, Inc. recently partnered with the 9/11 Tribute Center and added it to the New York Explorer Pass must-see attractions.
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Press Military with USO singers at Day of Service 2013

Day of Service 2013

September 26, 2013

600 volunteers joined the 9/11 Tribute Center, assembling 400 bicycles for children of active military.
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Press Behr Paint in 9/11 Tribute Center

Behr Paint

January 16, 2013

The 9/11 Tribute Center was the beneficiary of skilled professional expertise courtesy of Behr Paint and Home Depot when sixteen corporate volunteers spent a day painting and refurbishing portions of the Center’s galleries.
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Press Opening of Tiles of Tribute exhibit with Christine Quinn and Lee Ielpi

Tiles of Tribute opening Jan 2013

January 6, 2013

City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, the September 11th Families’ Association and the NY Public Library unveiled an exhibit of ceramic tiles, “Tiles of Tribute,” part of one of NYC’s spontaneous memorials to 9/11.
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Lee Ielpi and Jennifer Adams at opening of Building World Trade exhibit

Building World Trade opening 2012

December 10th, 2012

9/11 Tribute Center opened a new exhibit, “Building World Trade” in Gallery Five to show the future of the WTC complex.
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Lee Ielpi with FDNY Engine 54 and Ladder 4 at Day of Service 2012

Day of Service 2012

September 6, 2012

Over 500 volunteers joined the 9/11 Tribute Center to build 400 bicycles for children of active-duty military.
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New York National Guard at the 9/11 Tribute Center

NY National Guard

May 12, 2012

The 9/11 Tribute Center honored the NY National Guard, for their service immediately after the attacks of 9/11, in recognition of Armed Forces Day.
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