The purpose of the Ann Nicole Nelson Memorial Fund within the New York Says Thank You Foundation is to continue to keep Ann’s memory alive and connect Ann’s legacy to meaningful service projects involving youth and community that continue to create hope and healing in the United States and throughout the world.

The Ann Nicole Nelson Memorial Fund will be used to support school-based, community-based, and youth-service organization based Stars of HOPE® projects.

The fund will support each public school once throughout the calendar year.

Ann Nicole Nelson lived on this earth between the years 1971 and 2001. Her life was both joyful and purposeful. She looked for meaning in all her experiences and seemed to be guided by a plan that was greater than all of us.

She placed great value on education and believed that all the world was a classroom. This led her to travel throughout this country as well as many others. She loved and enjoyed people, embraced diversity, and felt that we all have much to learn from each other. Ann established college funds for many of her young relatives and friends.

Ann died as the result of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center where she worked on the 104th floor as a bond broker for Cantor Fitzgerald.

She would not us to grieve… only to remember.

Jenette Nelson

Mother of Ann Nelson