BY DON SINGLETON
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
More than 9.5 million New Yorkers had the chance to donate to the proposed 9/11 memorial at Ground Zero on their tax returns this year - but fewer than 15,000 did.
Of seven charitable organizations to which tax filers could direct contributions on their 2005 returns, the World Trade Center Memorial fund came in sixth. Only the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center received less in checkoff pledges.
In all, 14,707 filers checked off the 9/11 memorial, state tax returns indicate, bringing in a measly $150,085, reported the Department of Taxation and Finance. Charities benefiting breast cancer, wildlife and exploited children all received more money from more people."