FDNY Foundation raises over $2.6 million to Support FDNY at Annual Dinner
On Wednesday, May 22, the FDNY Foundation hosted its 24th annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner at the New York Hilton in Manhattan. This was another very successful year as the event raised over $2.6 million, which supports FDNY fire and life safety education efforts, as well as training and equipment for members of the FDNY. Rosanna Scotto on Fox 5 served as the emcee for the night.
The dinner is held every year to honor individuals who support to the Fire Department of New York.
“Tonight is an opportunity for all of us in the FDNY to say thanks to all of you. Over the years, the support our Foundation has received from the individuals in this room, and the many world-class organizations you represent, has allowed our Department to achieve unprecedented success. Together, we rebuilt a badly battered Department after September 11th”, said FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro.
“Your kindness and generosity allows the FDNY Foundation to support the life-saving mission initiatives and never ending work of the FDNY. The uniformed members of the FDNY make it the greatest Fire Department in the world through their steadfast courage, dedication, professionalism and bravery. They are committed to saving your life and the lives of your loved ones and they never hesitate to answer the call of duty,” said FDNY Foundation Chairman Stephen Ruzow.
Ruzow added, “Because of you, 20,000 New Yorkers receive free CPR training each year. You have allowed us to support “GET ALARMED NYC”, which has provided and installed more than 150,000 ten-year sealed smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in homes in NYC’s high fire-risk neighborhoods. The FDNY embraces a mission well beyond responses to fires and EMS calls that includes fire prevention and fire safety education.”
This year, the FDNY and FDNY Foundation honored two long-time supporters of the FDNY and FDNY Foundation, Frank J. Bisignano, and George R. Oliver.