About Peter

A Life Well-Lived

Peter Alderman died at 25, yet his was a life well-lived, for he truly understood the meaning of love and friendship. Through the work of the Peter C. Alderman Foundation, we are leaving a profound and indelible mark that Peter existed on this earth.

Peter grew up in Scarsdale, NY, and graduated from Scarsdale High School in 1994 and from American University in 1999. He was working for Bloomberg LP when he was murdered by terrorists on September 11, 2001.

Peter literally had hundreds of friends. Although he was bright and funny and knew how to have a good time, most importantly, Peter was caring and compassionate. To quote a friend, “If life is measured in love, then Peter’s was an exemplary one. Peter was loved by so many because he himself loved. His loving way was radiated through his smile; from the first moment you saw his smile you knew in your heart that he was a friend. When you were around Peter, it made you a better person, not because of anything he said or did, but simply because his mere presence brought you joy.”

FOPA: An Enduring Legacy

Following his death, Peter’s many friends wished to honor his life. They decided to create an enduring legacy to memorialize his loving and generous spirit by working together as a group to support PCAF’s work. With that in mind, the Friends of Peter Alderman, or FOPA, was created as an arm of the Peter C. Alderman Foundation.


Watch the Friends of Peter C. Alderman Walk from 2009