Officer Figoski’s Four Daughters Will Receive $80,000 in Education Funds from Silver Shield Foundation
Press Release from… Silver Shield Foundation Press Contact:
Steve Mangione 914-403-4072 (mobile) or 718-518-1600 (office) FOR RELEASE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011 The daughters of slain police officer Peter Figoski will receive $80,000 in education funds from Silver Shield Foundation, the organization announced today.
Silver Shield Foundation was established in 1982 by late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and his late friend U.S. Olympic medalist James Fuchs.
Silver Shield Foundation endows education funds and provides other support services to the children and spouses of police officers, firefighters and state troopers killed in the line of duty.
William G. Walters, chairman of Silver Shield Foundation, said the organization has earmarked $80,000 – $20,000 each – to Officer Figoski’s four children: Christine, 20; Caitlyn, 18; Carolyn, 16, and Corrine, 14. The funds will assist in paying education-related costs such as tuition and tutoring. Figoski’s oldest daughters attend college and the younger girls are high school students.
“In the wake of this tragedy, we want the Figoski family to know they are not alone. Their father’s untimely death was not only a profound loss to his family, but to the entire New York community,” Walters said.
“Providing these educational funds is a small way of honoring Officer Figoski’s heroism, memory, and selfless dedication and service to the city. We want his children to know that their father’s legacy will never be forgotten,” Walters said.
The community covered by Silver Shield Foundation includes all members of the NYPD and FDNY; New York, New Jersey and Connecticut State Troopers; all Police Officers in Long Island and Connecticut, and all other Police Officers within a 75-mile radius of New York City.
Silver Shield Foundation relies solely on corporate and individual contributions. For information, visit www.silvershieldfoundation.org or call 212.832.1100. #