November 21, 2002
Corum Gives $250,000 to Twin Towers Fund
Using the proceeds from sales of a limited edition watch, fine watch manufacturer Corum donated $250,000 to The Twin Towers Fund.
Corum USA President Stacie Orloff presented the check to former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani during a ceremony Nov. 15. The funds were generated from sales of a special-edition Corum Bubble watch which featured a U.S. flag design on the dial.
Corum owner and philanthropist Severin Wunderman designed the watch last fall and produced only 500. Corum said it would contribute $500 from the sale of each watch to the fund. The donation follows the complete sell-out of the limited edition's production.
"Our distribution network of high-end retailers made this donation possible by really working with us and supporting the excellent sell-through of this watch," says Orloff.
The Twin Towers Fund, established by Giuliani, ensures that 100% of its donations go to the children of fire fighters, police and emergency volunteers who lost their lives in the September 11 attacks. To learn more and donate, go to twintowersfund.org.
by Michael Thompson