Aon Remembers September 11, 2001
On September 11, 2001, 176 Aon colleagues were killed in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. In the years following that tragic event, Aon colleagues from around the world have paid tribute to our lost colleagues through various memorial and charitable activities.
In 2002, Aon established The Aon Memorial Education Fund to provide post-secondary educational financial assistance to the dependent children of the Aon employees who were killed in the World Trade Center attacks. Over the years, the contributions of Aon clients, colleagues and friends have helped to ensure that the Fund will be able to assist every eligible child in fulfilling their educational goals. To date, 123 students have received support from the Fund and have been given the opportunity to pursue their academic and career interests.
In addition, Aon committed $1 million to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center. Set within the footprints of the original Twin Towers, the museum will provide visitors with a place for contemplation, reflection and remembrance. Aon is also a significant sponsor of Project Rebirth, a documentary that captures in images and sounds the rebuilding at Ground Zero where the World Trade Center formerly stood.
Friends, family members and business associates continue to celebrate the lives of and pay tribute to our Aon colleagues who were lost on September 11, 2001 through Aon's Legacy web site and the Aon Book of Remembrance.
To apply for assistance from the Aon Memorial Education Fund, please contact:
Aon Memorial Education Fund
200 E Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601