HelmsBriscoe names and collects donations for a charity each year at its Annual Business Conference. This year HB selected the son of Hilton New York convention sales manager Lynn Pescherine and her husband Michael, who died in his 89th floor office at Tower Two of the World Trade Center on September 11, as the recipient. Monies will be donated towards Ryan Michael's future educational needs.
Lynn Pescherine, who was six months pregnant with Ryan Michael at the time, traveled with her mother to Or-lando to accept the award.
About a month later, at the Professional Convention Management Association annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., Lynn's unborn child received a $20,000 scholarship through the Youth Education Fund. Two other scholarships were given by PCMA to the two children of the late Joseph Keller, director of guest services at the World Trade Center Marriott.
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