NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children’s Foundation (NLEAFCF) will host its inaugural Hero Awards Gala on Monday, September 23, 2013 at the Edison Ballroom in New York City, with cocktails at 6PM followed by dinner and an awards ceremony. The NLEAFCF will present the “Corporate Hero” Award to John Chambers, Cisco Chairman and CEO and the “Public Service Hero” Award to the Honorable Rudolph Giuliani. Celebrated stage and screen actress Holland Taylor will serve as Special Auctioneer at the event. These awards are designed to honor distinguished individuals and corporations whose work and passion support the efforts of our nation’s first responders. Proceeds from the event help to underwrite NLEAFCF’s ongoing scholarship and grant programs.
“I created this Foundation with the mission of helping the heroes of tomorrow – the children of our brave firefighters and law enforcement officers injured or lost in the line of duty, said Kahn.”
Created in the aftermath of “9/11” by Alfred Kahn, Chairman & CEO of CraneKahn LLC, the NLEAFCF serves the needs of children and families nationwide affected by a line of duty death or permanent disability. “I created this Foundation with the mission of helping the heroes of tomorrow – the children of our brave firefighters and law enforcement officers injured or lost in the line of duty, said Kahn.
John Chambers is Chairman and CEO of Cisco. Cisco has worked closely with government, first-responders and non-profits to respond to disaster incidents by donating time, services and equipment to improve communications and collaboration in times of emergency.
The Honorable Rudolph Giuliani was mayor of New York City from 1994-2002. He served as mayor during the September 11th terrorist attacks in 2001 and drew praise for his extraordinary leadership during an unprecedented crisis.
Proceeds from the Hero Awards Gala will fund NLEAFCF’s ongoing scholarship and grants programs, affording much needed financial support to the children of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Underwriters of the event will also be sponsoring tables for our first responders so that our uniformed heroes, in addition to our honorees, will be acknowledged for their ongoing service and sacrifice.