Monday, January 1, 2018

Costa Rican Plane Crash That Killed 12 Included Family Connected to Clinton-Bush Organization

For the record.

Ten Americans were among 12 killed in a New Year's Eve plane crash in Costa Rica. The ten Americans were part of two families

The New York Times reports on one of the families:
In Scarsdale, an affluent suburb in Westchester County, just north of New York City, the Westchester Reform Temple learned on Sunday of the deaths of husband and wife Bruce M. Steinberg, 50, and Irene G. Steinberg, 51; and their sons, Zachary J. Steinberg, 19; William A. Steinberg, 18; and Matthew B. Steinberg, 13. Zachary was a student at Johns Hopkins University, and William at the University of Pennsylvania.

The family supported a nonprofit organization, Seeds of Peace, that trains
prospective leaders from around the world in conflict resolution.

Rebecca Gorman, who attended Seeds of Peace camps in Maine with William Steinberg, said his world travels and loving family had given him confidence and wisdom beyond his years, whether navigating conversations among children from countries in conflict or just listening to friends...

Leslie Adelson Lewin, the executive director of Seeds of Peace, said that William had “ambitions for a political career that were formed at Seeds of Peace” and that his mother was especially passionate about the organization because she had a background in social work.
Seeds of Peace website states that the organization "inspire[s] and cultivate[s] new generations of global leaders in communities divided by conflict."

Both Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush are members of the advisory board, along with former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell.


1 comment:

  1. Well, first and foremost, politics aside, I see it as a fuckin' shame.