The Board of Governors of the Raoul Wallenberg Centennial Celebration Commission including Leon Goldenberg, Ken Abramowitz CEO, NGN Capital; Maria Grasso, Chief Operating Officer of Flushing Bank; Kathryn Soman and Jonathan Zalisky of Health Plus; Dr. David Moskovits; Peter Rebenwurzel; Herbert Block, American Joint Distribution Committee; Councilman Brad Lander;visited the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square Monday morning to officially ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell. The Commission was established Ezra Friedlander CEO of The Friedlander Group to recognize the heroism and accomplishments shown by Raoul Wallenberg in honor of the centennial of his birth.
Throughout 2012, the Raoul Wallenberg Centennial Celebration Commission, an effort spearheaded by The Friedlander Group is engaged in a national campaign to highlight the incredible heroism exhibited by Raoul Wallenberg in saving the lives of 100,000 Jews during the waning days of World War II. The movement will include the ceremonial co-naming of public streets and other venues and legislation to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Raoul Wallenberg, marking the milestone of his 100th birthday and in turn, commemorate his actions and heroism.
David Wicks, Vice President of the NASDAQ OMX Group stated “we’re excited that you could all join us from the cross roads of the world in Times Square as we get set to officially ring the NASDAQ Opening Bell. Few individuals in history saved as many Jewish lives as did Raoul Wallenberg, credited with rescuing of more than 100,000 Jews”. . The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world’s largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with more than 3,500 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe.