IIA Honors 9/11 Victims at International Conference
Internal audit association donates to 9/11 Memorial and Museum
NEW YORK (July 20, 2016) — The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) donated US$10,000 to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum during its annual International Conference. Josh Cherwin, director of Institutional Advancement for the Memorial and Museum, accepted the check from The IIA International Conference co-chairs, Nick DiMola and Paul Flora.
The donation aligns with The IIA’s International Conference tradition of convening for a cause. Since The IIA’s ties to New York run deeply, the organization gave to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in continuous remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in which nearly 3,000 people lost their lives.“
The senseless attacks of 9/11 have indelibly marked New York City in the hearts of most Americans. Its response to those horrific events has strengthened its image as a city that stands as a beacon of freedom and opportunity,” said IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA. “Our donation honors the memory of those who were lost, and supports New York’s resilience in the face of tragedy.”
The IIA, the leading member association for the internal audit profession, is holding its annual International Conference in from July 17-20, 2016 in New York City – the organization’s founding city – on the occasion of its 75th anniversary
The IIA’s first meeting took place in New York in 1941, and the organization has continued to benefit from the support of the city’s distinct optimism and opportunity for growth. Even today, The IIA’s New York City chapter is its largest.