2020 Annual Report
Despite a months-long closure at the beginning of the global pandemic and reopening under significant financial strain, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum persevered and met a multitude of challenges in new and innovative ways in 2020. Having turned the corner into 2021, the institution is now focused on leading the world in commemorating the 20th anniversary of the attacks.
The extraordinary events of 2020 presented unique challenges for an organization whose mission is so intrinsically linked to a highly specific physical location. Even through months of closure, our commitment to sharing stories of inspiration and hope, remembering those who were killed, and educating the next generation have never been more relevant. Our commemoration of the 19th anniversary saw 344,146 participants in our annual Anniversary in the Schools webinar, from all 50 states and two U.S. territories. Our Collections team acquired more than 600 items, bringing the collection to more than 73,000. Our public programs reached more than 2,300 people.
We are especially grateful for the generous support of our donors and members for sustaining the 9/11 Memorial & Museum as we continue inspire, commemorate, and educate in these challenging times. On behalf of the entire organization, our Chairman Michael R. Bloomberg, and our President & CEO Alice M. Greenwald, and we thank you for your continued support.
After the 2001 attacks, we learned just how resilient we truly are, that we would come together when it mattered most, and that love is stronger than hate. The 9/11 Memorial & Museum inspires millions with stories of compassion, tolerance, empathy, and service.
During an unprecedented year, we continued our mission to honor the victims of the attacks, the survivors, the responders, rescue and recovery workers, and the expanded 9/11 community by holding our annual commemoration ceremonies, both remote and onsite.
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is committed to providing relevant and engaging learning opportunities for students, teachers, families, and the general public.