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Grace Institute Visits the NYSE
Shari Krull, Executive Director to Ring The Opening BellŪ at the NYSE
For Release: 04 Apr 13
On Friday, April 5, Trustees, staff and alumnae of New York City’s Grace Institute will visit the New York Stock Exchange to highlight the organization’s 116th anniversary.  This is especially relevant as Women’s History Month comes to a close, and monthly job numbers are released that morning. 
To mark the occasion, Shari Krull, Executive Director will ring the NYSE Opening Bell.
About Grace Institute (
Grace Institute was founded in 1897 by W.R. Grace, twice-elected Mayor of New York City, to help educate and find employment for women in need.  On April 16th 2013, Grace Institute will celebrate 116 years of providing tuition-free job training and placement services to over 100,000 economically disadvantaged women throughout New York City.
Each year, 300 unemployed women ages 18 and over are trained with the computer and business skills necessary to pursue a fulfilling career and financial independence  Forty percent of students are single mothers and are raising children on an average annual income level of $6,000 when they enroll in Grace.  
Coming to Grace is a turning point in our students’ lives – over 80% of graduates are placed in jobs within one year of graduating, earning an average of $35,000 a year.
Grace’s curriculum is focused on preparing women to work in industries such as law, finance, hospitality and medical services, and our graduates are hired by companies such as:

• American Cancer Society
• The University Hospitals of Columbia and Cornell
• Ogilvy
• JP Morgan Chase & Co
• Morrison & Forester LLP
• New York Life Insurance
Please visit Grace’s website at and reach out to Director of Development Jessica James ( or 212-835-7605) for more information including ways you and your company can get involved.

Friday, April 5, 2013
NYSE Security Checkpoint/Tent at corner of Exchange Place and Broad Street
9:00 a.m.            Media escorted into the building for bell ringing
9:30 a.m.            The Opening Bell rings                                                                                  
Media interested in covering the bell ringing MUST contact Annmarie Gioia at 212.656.5437 or
Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285), Getty Images (646.613.4141), Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420), European Press Agency (917.670.1323), and Insider Images. The Opening Bell (starting at 9:25 a.m.) feed is available via Encompass loop #4009. Media seeking footage via The Switch should contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483.
For photos and video of the bell ringing, connect with NYSE Euronext on Facebook (NYSE Euronext), YouTube (nysetv1), and Twitter (@NYSEEuronext), #NYSEBell.