FDNY Foundation Raises $1.5 Million at Annual Gala
Scott Baxter, Vice President of VF Corporation, receives the year's Humanitarian Award from (L to R) Chief of Department Edward Kilduff, Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano and Chairman of the FDNY Foundation Board Stephen Ruzow
The Department’s biggest supporters were honored on Apr. 30 at the FDNY Foundation Dinner and Humanitarian Awards ceremony in Manhattan.
“Whether you’re an FDNY member, a member of the business community, or a friend or family member of the Department – we are all here because we know that by working together we help save lives,” Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano said during the event at the New York Hilton. “In the FDNY, no matter your role, we all go to work every single day to support that mission.”
Scott Baxter, Vice President of VF Corporation, received the Fire Commissioner’s Humanitarian Award for his and his company’s commitment to fire safety.
Also honored were the FDNY’s Safety and Inspection Services Command, who received the Service Recognition Award for their work to improve the safety of all FDNY members.
Dr. Reverend A.R. Bernard, Founder, Senior Pastor and CEO of the Christian Cultural Center, received the FDNY Service Recognition Award for allowing the Department to use his facility for many diversity and health events, as well as promotion and graduation ceremonies.
Finally, the Chief William M. Feehan Fire Safety Education Award went to Public School Q-222, the Firefighter Christopher A. Santora School in Queens. Working closely with Engine 307 and Ladder 154, the school holds annual art shows to show the importance of fire safety.
The event raised more than $1.5 million for the FDNY Foundation, which supports FDNY fire safety education efforts throughout New York City, as well as education, training, equipment and technology for Department members.
Learn more at www.fdnyfoundation.org.