Billy Crystal: 9/11 memorial foundation board

July 17, 2008 11:50:38 AM PDT
Billy Crystal is going to help build the September 11th memorial in New York City.

The 60-year-old actor is set to join the board of directors of the National September 11th Memorial and Museum, the foundation raising money to build the memorial to the 2001 terrorist attacks.

A board meeting is scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

Crystal took part in a benefit concert for the city a month after the attacks. He also has co-hosted eight Comic Relief telethons on HBO to raise money for the homeless.

The foundation has raised more than $300 million privately to build the memorial.

Crystal is to join his "Analyze This" co-star, Robert De Niro, on the 43-member board.