Dear Friends,

Mark Hindy Memorial was made from a fallen girder of the World Trade Center. The memorial will be on display in the McGugin Center lobby.
Click here or the photo above to see a larger photo of the memorial

The tragedy of the September 11, 2001 attack touched thousands of lives. Unfortunately, the Vanderbilt community was not insulated from the effects of this tragedy. We lost one of our dear friends, Mark Hindy, a former Vanderbilt baseball student-athlete, class of 1995, during the attack on the World Trade Center.

Mark was an equity trader at Cantor-Fitzgerald, the financial securities firm devastated by the attacks on the World Trade Center. A memorial celebration of Mark's life was held on September 24th in Brooklyn, and it should not surprise anyone who knew Mark that the event called together a gathering of more than 1,200 family, friends and former teammates gathered to celebrate his life and honor his memory.

Blessed with an enduring charm, a humble nature, and a generous heart, Mark gave us so much during his four years at Vanderbilt. Now we have the opportunity to honor his memory by giving back.

The Vanderbilt athletic department has created a memorial plaque to honor Mark that will grace the entrance of the new baseball stadium. The athletic department has also established a memorial fund in Mark's name. Vanderbilt has renamed the annual athlete-alumni golf tournament "The Mark Hindy Memorial" in order to capture the giving spirit of a gentle man, his extraordinary love of the game, and most importantly, the smile we all miss.

We ask each of you to participate in the drive to raise money for the memorial plaque and fund. During the 2002 season, the fitted game cap of every Vanderbilt baseball player and staff member proudly displayed a gold 41, Mark's old number, and everyone who assists in the creation of this memorial plaque and fund will receive a replica of these special caps.

We would also like to announce two other charitable funds created to honor Mark. First, his family has established The Mark Hindy Charitable Foundation, Inc. One of Mark's greatest legacies will forever be his protective love of children. Accordingly, Mark's family decided that the most appropriate way to honor Mark was to establish this foundation, which will assist various children's charities. In addition, a scholarship has been created in Mark's honor at his former high school, Poly Prep. Please call the Vanderbilt Athletic Department if you would like to participate in these causes.

If you would like to contribute to the Mark Hindy Memorial plaque and fund, please contact the Vanderbilt Athletic Department at (615) 343-3109. Please continue to carry thoughts of this special family through your prayers, and we look forward to your always generous response.


The Vanderbilt Athletic Department


Vanderbilt Athletic Department
2601 Jess Neely Drive
Nashville, TN 37212
615-322-GOLD (4653)