8TH ANNUAL FALL GALA

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported such a special evening on October 15;
thanks to you we were able to raise over $156,000!

Friends of Firefighters provides independent, confidential, and free counseling and wellness services to active and retired FDNY firefighters and their families. Funds raised help cover the expenses associated with these services, allowing us to continue our mission.

VIDEO, PHOTOS, AND SOCIAL MEDIA

Friends of Firefighters 2015 Fall Benefit Highlights from Natural Expressions NY on Vimeo.

Check our Facebook page for three albums of photos. We encourage you to share your own event experience on social media! Use hashtags #FoFGala15 and #FriendsofFirefighters and tag us on:
Twitter: @FriendsofFF Facebook: @FriendsofFirefighters Instagram: @FriendsofFirefighters

Backyard

HONOREES AND PRESENTERS: CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU

Honor Roll Inductee presented to Show Love by Terry Winter
Public Service Award presented to The Original Firestore by Doug Borths
Step Up Award presented to FDNY firefighters Chris Barber and John Mills by FDNY Engine 205 / Ladder 118
Man of the Year presented to retired FDNY Chief Ed Kilduff by FDNY Captain Liam Flaherty
Woman of the Year presented to Jo Andres by Marian Fontana

THANK YOU TO OUR 2015 FALL GALA SPONSORS AND DONORS:

EVENT SPONSORS

Sponsor Logos All two

Platinum: Elite Island Resorts CaribbeanGary Sinise FoundationThe Well Public House
Silver: Hell or HighwaterIncredible OccasionsWizard Studios
Bronze: Amy SimmonsJim Fassel Foundation – Kia Carbone Photography – NY Printing & Graphics – Senator Investment Group LP – Uniformed Firefighters Association
General: BizChairBrooklyn CupcakeDJ MouseEnhanced EventsFDNY Emerald Society Pipes & DrumsFlagship BreweryGiveSmartLA Photo Party EastManhattan BeerManhattan by Sail – Mike DiBartolomeo Photography – Natural Expressions, NY – Ralph Lauren – Trey MorganUnion BeerWine with Sue
Other: Bassett Caterers – Breezy Wine & Liquor Shop – Coca Coladry dock wine + spiritsLuzzo’s BKPig Guy NYCAtwell Brothers Tent Rentals

SILENT AUCTION DONORS

54 Below – A & C Superette – Aidan Quinn – Al Benjamin – Aviator Sports & Events Complex – Convergex – Elite Island Resorts Caribbean – FDNY Boxing – Flagpole Swim – Flagship Brewery – Helicopter Flight Services – iHeart Radio – Jennifer Ortega – JetBlue – Jetty Jumpers – John Cullen – Kia Carbone – Maggie’s Treasure Chest – Manhattan by Sail – Mark Tower – NashFM – Natural Expressions, NY – NY Daily News – NY Water Taxi – NYC Massage and Healing – Ocean Bliss Yoga – Pampered Chef with KathyAnn – Pole Position Raceway – Port Side New York – Rab’s Country Lanes – Ralph Lauren – Ripley’s Believe It or Not – Swift Fire Protection – The Janimal – Trey Morgan – Uniformed Fire Officers Association

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FOOD DONORS

Appetizers prepared by: Bassett CaterersLuzzo’s BK
Dinner prepared by: Luzzo’s BKPig Guy NYC – Khalid Baylor, Ladder 14 – Aron Buch, Rescue 1 – Pete Calascione, Engine 202 – Tony Catapano, Engine 202 – Matt Connor, Engine 222 – Joe Costa, Ladder 153 – Sal DePaola, Engine 160 – Chris Dowd, Rescue 5 – Vincent Ferrante, Ladder 101 – Mike Harty, Engine 224 – Gerard Kane, Ladder 143 – Don Rudden, Ladder 157 – Joe Sykes, Rescue 5 – Ladder 176 – Engine 205, Ladder 118 – Ray Cooney, Firehouse Kitchen
Dessert prepared by: Brooklyn CupcakeCharlie Messemer, Steuben Association

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ENTERTAINMENT

Live music: FDNY Emerald Society Pipes & DrumsWine with Sue DJ: DJ Mouse Emcee: Trey Morgan

CELEBRITY GUEST APPEARANCE

Steve Buscemi, former FDNY firefighter, member of Friends of Firefighters Board of Advisors, actor, writer, director