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Feinberg to speak at Curry College commencement

May 18, 2013

MILTON, Mass. (AP) — The man overseeing a fund set up to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombings will deliver the commencement address at Curry College.

Kenneth Feinberg is the administrator of The One Fund Boston. He will be the main speaker at Curry’s commencement Sunday at the D. Forbes Will Athletic Complex on the school’s Milton campus.

The One Fund Boston is a city- and state-sponsored charitable effort to raise money for victims of the April 15 bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others. The fund has raised more than $30 million. Feinberg has said that still won’t be enough to justly compensate the victims.

Feinberg previously headed the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 after the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history. He also administered similar funds following the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the Virginia Tech Massacre, the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting and the Penn State sexual abuse scandal.

He is currently the chairman of the board of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and a founder and managing partner of the law firm of Feinberg Rozen LLP.

Curry College will award Feinberg an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at Sunday’s commencement.

Feiberg, 67, was born in Brockton. He previously served as President Barack Obama’s administration “pay czar” for financial bailout program and administrative assistant to late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy.

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