NEW YORK, NY, October 22, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Isaac Toussie's
support for The Marc S. Zeplin Foundation are indicative of changing issues facing families stricken by the 9/11 tragedy over 12 years ago. As young children of the families increasingly become young adults, the nonprofit organization is offering college scholarships in response. Donations from Philanthropist Isaac Toussie
and other donors will also help fund the foundation's broadening outreach into children's causes at large.
The college scholarships provided by The Marc S. Zeplin Foundation are indicative of dynamic shifts in efforts to support those impacted by the terror attacks. It is estimated that 3,051 children under the age of 18 lost a parent in the World Trade Center attacks, according to an article from NJ.com. As of September 11, 2013, these children now range in age from 11 to 30.
As these children grow into young adults, nonprofits are gearing initiatives to increasingly include educational support, such as the college scholarships recently awarded by the Marc S. Zeplin Foundation at an Oceanside, New York high school. As a New York City native, Isaac Toussie
has separately noted the importance of investing in the city's youth.
Several annual gatherings that bring together the now young adults of 9/11 continue to forge a bond between families. Such gatherings include America's Camp, Camp Haze, and Project Common Bond, as cited in a September 11, 2011 article in NJ.com.
Marc Scott Zeplin, a father of two, was a Cantor Fitzgerald employee killed in the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. The nonprofit foundation that bears his name was created to support children who lost a parent in the 9/11 tragedy. Organizations that assist the physical and emotional needs of children are also supported by donations to The Marc S. Zeplin Foundation, as noted on the organization's website.
A recent plaque from the renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) acknowledged the foundation's support for pediatric care at the hospital, as reported by The Marc S. Zeplin Foundation website. Isaac Toussie
is also a MSKCC financial donor and recent member of the hospital's Partners for Excellence Program.
For more information about The Marc S. Zeplin Foundation, please visit: http://marczeplin.com/index.html
To read the article from NJ.com, please visit: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/09/children_of_911_share_a_bond_b.html