THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Aboard Air Force One) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 3, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES FRAN EIZENSTAT AS A MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION FOR THE PRESERVATION OF AMERICA'S HERITAGE ABROAD
The President today announced his intention to appoint Fran C. Eizenstat to serve as a member of the Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad.
Ms. Eizenstat, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, is Senior Business Developer in the Housing and Community Development Division of Fannie Mae. She was Director of the Child Watch Project at the Children's Defense Fund, was the Director of Planning for The White House Conference on Families, and was a Consultant to the Day Care and Child Development Council. Ms. Eizenstat is a member of the Boards of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger, and is a member of the Corporate Advisory Committee of the Institute for Mental Health Initiatives. She was a member of the Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Committee.
Ms. Eizenstat received a B.A. degree from Brandeis University, a M.S.W. from Boston College, and a M.B.A. from George Washington University.
The purpose of the Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad is to identify and publish a list of those cemeteries, monuments, and historic buildings located abroad, which are associated with the foreign heritage of U.S. citizens from eastern and central Europe. The Commission encourages the preservation of such cemeteries, monuments, and historic buildings by gaining assurances of protection, in cooperation with the Department of State, from foreign governments.