Hindy Memorial was made from a fallen girder of the
World Trade Center. The memorial will be on display
in the McGugin Center lobby.
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.
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
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