Monday, April 30, 2007

911 memorial needs funds

A Washington-based non-profit group will take over efforts to raise funds for a permanent memorial for Flight 93 victims after a two-year campaign led by a consulting firm fell short of its goal.

The National Park Foundation, which already handles funds for the campaign, will become the main fundraising agency for the project, taking over from Dallas-based Ketchum Inc., said Patrick White, vice president of Families of Flight 93.

A coalition of groups, including Families of Flight 93, hired Ketchum two years ago to raise $30 million for the memorial, but the campaign had netted only $10.4 million as of April 12.

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