We have established this Foundation in memory of Michael
to try and make a difference on his behalf. We lost Michael on September the 11th, 2001. I knew his life touched so many people
when, at his memorial service, I looked out across the sanctuary at the congregation just before we started and there was
no standing room left at all.
Michael meant so much to so many people. I’d like to tell you a little about
him. Michael and his brother Jeff were raised by their mother. Michael, after causing a bit of trouble in his high school
days, quickly turned his act around and enrolled at Union County College. After receiving very strong marks he transferred
to Rutgers University at New Brunswick. After graduating in 1997, he quickly became a very successful trader and in 2001 was
about to be made a partner at Cantor Fitzgerald, one of their youngest. Michael worked on the 104th floor of the World Trade
Center, North Tower.
Michael was a son, a brother, a grandson, and a friend. Michael was one of those few people
that when you were with him, you instantly felt something good. At only 27, he had a remarkable way of understanding life.
Mike was everything that was good and right in the world. He knew how to love and be loved. He knew how to smile and laugh
and make others smile and laugh. He cared not only about himself but others around him. He symbolized family and epitomized
what a friend should be.
Michael lived each day to its fullest. He worked hard and played hard. This foundation
was established to memorialize his attitude for life. We will work very hard to establish a perpetual scholarship for those
students in need who were raised by a single parent (as Michael was) and to rebuild/refurbish outdoor recreational facilities
for children to play.
We hope that you will help us keep the memory of Michael alive and look forward to your support.
Thank you from the entire Board of Directors.
Ellen Davidson, Michael’s mother
Jeff Davidson, Michael’s
Alan Kirshenbaum, Michael's friend
Michael Orozco, Michael's friend
If you have questions, comments or suggestions,
feel free to contact us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to make a donation, you can use the PayPal link above or send a check made payable to "The
Michael Davidson Foundation" to 19 Goddard Drive, East Windsor, NJ 08512.