As president of the American Express Foundation, I've had the pleasure of working with World Monuments Fund (WMF) for many years, and also visiting some of the world's most important historic and cultural places.
Throughout my childhood, 5th Avenue was the center of my universe. It was where I watched my first parade and attended my first day of school. Where I worked my first job and spent the first dollar I ever earned. Most importantly, it was the street where all of Clinton, Iowa came together to shop, eat and celebrate.