Always Thinking of Others
Danielle Kousoulis was a vice president at Cantor Fitzgerald with enough fire to earn an M.B.A. from New York University while working, but her admirers say her success as a bond broker was one prism in a spirit of amazing generosity.
The youngest girl in a close family of three girls and one boy from Haddon Township, N.J., she delighted in treating her parents to a vacation in their native Greece or throwing a New Year's party for a sister sidelined by a broken leg. Ms. Kousoulis, 29, was an ardent runner and skier who had enjoyed the city's museums and nightlife since coming to work at the World Trade Center in 1993.
"She cared more about other people's feelings and other people's problems than her own," said Tricia Lippincott, a friend since kindergarten.
That love was returned. A friendship with Christopher Mills, whom Ms. Kousoulis knew from her Villanova University days, had just turned serious. Hundreds showed up at Ms. Kousoulis' memorial service. "She was the most exciting, fun-loving person I'd ever met," Mr. Mills said.
Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on October 6, 2001.