Amy O’Doherty was a lovely young woman who died at age 23 on 9/11/01 at the World Trade Center.
Spare Change writes,
Amy O’Doherty grew up in Pelham, NY, and attended St. Bonaventure University in upstate New York, graduating in 2000. A professor there who had her in four classes said of her:
She was a true pleasure to have in class: always doing every homework, carrying class discussions (especially in Money and Banking!), and such a hard worker.After graduating, she moved to New York City into her first apartment and worked for Cantor Fitzgerald, an international securities firm with offices on floors 101-105 of the north tower of the World Trade Center.
A profile in the New York Times read:
To Amy O’Doherty, in her first job and apartment, Manhattan’s streets emanated excitement and its air, promise — of new friends and smart conversations over steaks at Morton’s, and of unlimited success. Of what Geraldine Davie, her mother, called “the largeness of life.” Ms. O’Doherty, 23, loved her job as a broker’s assistant at Cantor Fitzgerald. “Financing, trading, bonds,” said Liz Gallello, a childhood friend. “She wanted to take it – the career, the city woman lifestyle – as far as far it could go.”
On September 11, 2001, Amy managed to place a call to her mother in the moments after the crash. But she and a thousand more of her colleagues were never heard from again.
Amy’s Greenhouse is a living memorial to Amy at the Barnard School in New Rochelle. Amy was the daughter of a Barnard Teacher Geraldine Davis and the School and Community came together to create this special learning center.
Pay tribute to Amy and enjoy a Mother’s Day Fair & Plant sale at Barnard Saturday, May 12th from 11am-2pm. Admission is free. There will be special Mother’s Day plants and gifts (between $2 – $20) & crafts for sale, refreshments and free games for the kids.
The Mother’s Day Fair and Plant sale is just one example of the many special opportunities that Amy’s Greenhouse provides.
Millie Radonjic is the Barnard employee and Greenhouse volunteer who maintains the Greenhouse. According to Amy’s mother, “Millie keeps Amy’s spirit alive through her inspired work with the Greenhouse.” Ms. Radonjic invites the public to come enjoy the Memorial Greenhouse and adds, “our Mother’s Day plant sale and fair is a great way to spend a few hours out with kids of all ages.”