MANHASSET, N.Y., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tuesday's Children, the leading non-profit working with children and families affected by the events of September 11, 2001, is pleased to welcome Stephen Daldry to its Board of Directors. Mr.Daldry is a three-time Academy Award nominated and Tony Award winning director. His films include Billy Elliot (2000), The Hours (2002), The Reader (2008) and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011).
During the filming of the Oscar-nominated Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Mr. Daldry took extraordinary measures to ensure an accurate and sensitive portrayal of those affected by the events of September 11, 2001 and developed a close relationship with Tuesday's Children, its staff and families. Mr. Daldry said, "I have a profound respect for the work of Tuesday's Children, and I am delighted to become even more involved as a Board member. My goal in making Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close was to make a movie not just about one day but about the profound and complex effects of such a tragedy and how we must never forget. Tuesday's Children never forgets."
David Weild IV, Chairman of Tuesday's Children's Board, calls Daldry, "A shining star who will be a wonderful addition to the Board of Directors. We are grateful to Stephen Daldry for all that he has done for Tuesday's Children and look forward to working with him even more closely in the months and years ahead."
About Tuesday's Children
Tuesday's Children is a non-profit family service organization that has made a long-term commitment to every individual impacted by the events of September 11, 2001 and more recently those who have been impacted by terrorist incidents worldwide. Since 2001, Tuesday's Children has promoted healing and recovery by strengthening family resilience, providing individual coping and life management skills and creating community through programs, mental health support and family engagement opportunities. For more information, please visit www.tuesdayschildren.org.
SOURCE Tuesday's Children