A Letter from the Chairman


Anthony Bergamo, President and Founder November 14, 2014

Dear Friends:

On behalf of each board member and personally, I welcome everyone and congratulate our award recipients.

We are completing our 27th year of service to America. The foundation has donated in excess of $15 million through over 4,000 grants and 3,000 scholarships in over 200 communities and 12 foreign countries.

Howard P. Milstein, Chairman/CEO of Emigrant Savings Bank has always been a major supporter of law enforcement and the foundation. As always, Howard also sponsored the VIP reception.

Vincent Palagiano, Chairman/CEO of Dime Community Bancorp, has over the years been a supporter of our mission. Dime funded today’s morning breakfast and awards program. Vincent previously served on our board and has always supported the foundation.

Warren Lichtenstein Chairman/CEO of Steel Partners Holdings L.P. again graciously sponsored the general reception.

Charles Merinoff serves as Treasurer, in addition to all of his support, donated the wine for today's reception and luncheon.

David Blumenfeld, John Catsimatidis, Charles Cohen, Jamie Coulter, David Levinson, Ronald Perelman, Howard Rubenstein and Zane Tankel also serve on the board. Each board member is responsible for a major financial commitment. The commitment of their time and resources is beyond measure.

I wish to recognize and thank each of our sponsors and each of the board members for their dedication and long-term support.

Kevin Donovan, FBI(ret), Patrick Kelleher, NYPD(ret), Lewis Rice, Jr., DEA(ret), Chip Smith, SS(ret) and John Varrone, US Customs(ret), serve on our advisory board. We recognize their commitment and we thank them.

I am deeply appreciative of all we have accomplished together because of your continued support.

May God continue to bless you and this great nation.

With kindest regards.

Very truly yours,

Anthony Bergamo

Chairman