On June 24, the 9/11 Tribute Center is hosting a benefit reception at One World Observatory, at the top of One World Trade Center, with Zurich North America, honoring their work in Building Corporate Tribute and establishing the annual KAMP Award, an innovative corporate responsibility program that instills corporate values while engaging employees and recognizing their accomplishments.
In 2002, Zurich North America created the KAMP Award as a living legacy to honor four employees lost on 9/11 – John Keohane, Peggy Alario, Kathy Moran and Lud Picarro. KAMP is an acronym for their last names. The award recognizes Zurich colleagues for outstanding achievements, and is an enduring way to remember and inspire others to make a difference. The reception will celebrate companies who have helped sustain Lower Manhattan.
“It’s critical that we remember the tragic events of 9/11 and pay tribute to those who lost their lives,” said Tracy Lampert, Zurich North America Commercial chief of sta who oversees the KAMP program. “We’re proud that our KAMP Award continues to honor our fallen colleagues each year while inspiring our employees to make a di erence. Being recognized for a program that’s so close to our hearts is truly a special honor.”
Since 2006 the 9/11 Tribute Center has provided a place for survivors, family members who lost loved ones, rst responders and people who live and work in Lower Manhattan to demonstrate resilience by sharing their personal stories. The Tribute Center empowers those who were directly impacted by the events of 9/11 to educate the public to prevent acts of terrorism. Through programs and exhibitions, the 9/11 Tribute Center o ers “Person to Person” history, linking visitors who want to understand and appreciate the historic events with those who lived them. The Tribute Center provides an understanding of the loss and impact of 9/11 while inspiring the power of resilience and recovery.
Hors-d’oeuvres and an open bar will be available throughout the evening, and as well as a silent auction, featuring donations from Delmonico’s Restaurant Group, Walt Disney World Theme Park, Equinox Fitness, Spirit Cruiselines, United States Tennis Association, New York Giants, New York Jets, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, New York Mets, New York Yankees, and New Jersey Devils.