Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who serves as chairman of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, hosted the charity's third annual benefit dinner last night. Jon Stewart of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" served as the event's master of ceremonies. Bloomberg was a recent guest on Stewart's show.
The dinner put a spotlight on the progress made toward the goal of opening the 9/11 Memorial on the 10th anniversary of the attacks. It also highlighted teh stories of volunteerism and compassion that was spawned from the events of Sept. 11th.
During the benefit, Robert Wood Johnson, IV, the New York Jet's chairman and chief executive officer, was presented with the "Distinction in Corporate Citizenship" award. Time Warner Inc. was honored for the "Distinction in Rebuilding" award. Jeff Bewkes, the chairman and CEO for Time Warner, accepted the award.
The benefit dinner was held at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan.
9/11 Memorial staff