A Letter from the Chairman
November 16, 2012
On behalf of each board member and personally, I congratulate all of our award recipients and welcome all of you and thank you for your support.
We are completing our 25th year of service to America. Since our inception we have funded over 2,500 grants and over 1,500 scholarships.
It has been a difficult year for law enforcement. Sadly, we have received and responded to many requests for assistance to the surviving families of those killed in the line of duty.
This past year we also made significant donations to the Police Athletic League, Police Foundation, Tuesday’s Children, American Skin Association, Make a Wish Foundation, Boy Scouts, FBI Citizens Academy, Hale House, D.A.R.E., Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Hope and Heroes, Sergeant’s Benevolent Association, Captain’s Endowment Association, Police Benevolent Association, Detective’s Endowment Association, Retired Detectives of the Police Department City of New York to mention a few.
Howard P. Milstein, a noted philanthropist and Emigrant Savings Bank have always been major supporters of law enforcement and the foundation. As always, Howard also sponsored the VIP reception. We thank him for his support over all these years.
Vincent Palagiano, Chairman and CEO of Dime Community Bancorp, has over the years been supporters of our mission. They funded today’s morning breakfast and awards program. Vincent previously served on our board and has always supported the foundation. We thank him.
Warren Lichtenstein and Steel Partners Holdings L.P. graciously sponsored the general reception. We thank him.
Each board member is responsible for a major financial commitment. All of them are active in numerous charities. I appreciate their efforts and friendship. Charles Merinoff serves as Treasurer and graciously, in addition to all of his support, donated the wine for today’s reception and luncheon.
Jamie Coulter, Zane Tankel, Howard Rubenstein, Ronald Perelman, Donald Drapkin, Samuel Sax, Sheldon Solow, Paul Steelman, Charles Cohen, John Catsimatidis, David Levinson, Tiki Barber, John Varrone, Lewis Rice, Jr., Chip Smith, Patrick Kelleher and Kevin Donovan also serve on our board. Robert A. Rosen, a board member for many years serves as a special advisor. I thank each of them.
I am deeply appreciative of all we have accomplished together because of your continued support. May God continue to bless you and our great nation.
With kindest regards.
Very truly yours,