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NLEAFCF May 2014 Newsletter
National  Law Enforcement & Firefighters
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Congrats to our scholarship recipients for finishing another successful school year!

We are exceptionally proud of our scholarship recipients for their many achievements during this past academic year.

Tiffany Abruzzese – Sacred Heart University
Dylan Boesch – Marist College
Ryan Dillon – University of Washington*
Maxine Dunn – Hartwick College
Amy Rose Gardner – Quinnipiac University*
Christopher Gardner – Marist College
Victoria Griffith – Radford University
Bridget Hanley – University of Scranton
Kayla Hanley – St. Francis University
Victoria Mascetti – Penn State
Ryan McLoughlin – Skidmore College*
Alex Moon – Wichita State University*
Courtney Rimsky – Baylor University
Patrick Scannell – Bridgewater State
Madison Volpe – Meredith College
Jacob Fazier Weiss – University of South Florida
Matthew Woitalewicz – Lincoln SE Community College
 
*Graduating Senior

Are you eligible for a NLEAFCF college scholarship?  Submissions are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 academic year - the application deadline is July 1, 2014.  Click here for eligibility requirements and submission guidelines. 

Board Member Spotlight: Larry Levy

Laurence “Larry” Levy is a current board member and former Board President of the NLEAFCF.  
As counsel in Bracewell & Giuliani's New York office since 2010, Mr. Levy works with the White Collar Criminal Defense and Special Investigations practice, leveraging his experience as a prosecutor and Inspector General in New York City; and his representation of government officials, trade associations, nonprofit organizations, political committees, and corporations in regulatory and white collar matters.   He had a distinguished career in City Government serving as Deputy Counsel to Mayor Giuliani, from 1997 through the end of his term, providing daily counsel  to the Mayor and Deputy Mayors, leading varied projects from the removal of organized crime influences at the Fulton Fish Market, to  the economic development efforts that brought minor league baseball to the City.  Mr. Levy spent 14 years as a member of the Executive staff of the City's 650-person law office with significant responsibility for the supervision, training and management of the legal staff, as well as personally litigating major cases and leading internal investigations. From 2003 through 2007, he was Counsel and Director of Giuliani Partners, a management consulting firm.
 
Mr. Levy is very active in charitable work having helped form and then led the Twin Towers Fund, a charity that raised and distributed over $215 million after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In addition to his services with the NLEAFCF, he continues to serve as Chairman of America's Camp Foundation, and serves on the boards of the September 11th Families Association and Tribute Museum.

Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Victoria Mascetti

Victoria Mascetti, whose father was a firefighter with the FDNY, is a freshman at Penn State University.  Victoria is part of the student newspaper, The Daily Collegian, which has the greatest circulation of any college newspaper in the nation.  Victoria also participates with an organization called "THON," which raises funds for children suffering from cancer.  Victoria credits NLEAFCF with providing her the financial support which allows her the freedom to spend time on these opportunities, rather than having to work full-time while pursuing her education.

Department Spotlight: Southern California

We would like to offer our thanks and support to the firefighters battling the wildfires in Southern California.  Read more about their efforts in this article.

Follow the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection on Twitter

To stay up-to-date regarding the fires in California, follow the official Cal Fire Twitter account at the link below.

Safety Tip: How to Prevent the Spread of Wildfires

As the fires blaze in California, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection shares guidelines to reduce your risk of causing or spreading a wildfire.  Learn more at their website.

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