FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- On a humanitarian mission in January 2010, 12 Lynn University students and two faculty members went on the "Journey of Hope" to Haiti. Even though they arrived just a day before the deadly earthquake, they had time to make a difference at a school for the handicapped and a girls' orphanage. A 7.0 earthquake tragically interrupted their plans, taking the lives of four students and two professors. In honor of those students and faculty members, Lynn University embarked on designing and constructing the Lynn University Remembrance Plaza on its Boca Raton, FL, campus, which features a magnificent monument constructed of exotic stone, prisms, cascading water and a reflection pool.

For the construction of this monument, Marble Of The World donated exotic stone valued at more than $250,000. Designed by renowned Sousa Architecture, the Remembrance Plaza will be a place of remembrance, reflection and inspiration for generations to come.

"This a meaningful project," said Charles Urso, owner of Marble Of The World owner, "We truly feel for the families and friends of the students and professors that were lost in Haiti, and know that this magnificent Remembrance Plaza will honor them in a special way."

In addition to donating exotic stone for the monument, Marble Of The World also hosted a fundraiser at its Fort Lauderdale, FL, showroom in April 2011. Co-sponsored by LUXE Magazine, the well-attended event raised additional funds through raffles of generously donated gifts from area businesses.

The event coincided with Marble Of The World's 25th anniversary celebration.

"We are so grateful for Marble Of The World and Charles and Susan Urso's generous support of Remembrance Plaza," said Lynn University President Kevin M. Ross. "This memorial will help us carry on the legacies of the lost members of the "Journey of Hope" and make sure that their story is never forgotten."

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