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Cisco’s partnership with the NLEAFCF began in 2013 when Cisco Chairman and CEO, John T. Chambers, was honored with the first NLEAFCF Corporate Hero Award.  The NLEAFCF created the Vincent Bennett, Jr. Memorial Scholarship at that Hero Awards Gala in memory of Vince who was not only a Cisco family member, but also served on the Hero Awards Gala benefit committee.  We are proud to honor Vince’s memory through this annual scholarship – which provides a deserving college freshman with $20,000 over four years.  And we are honored to have Cisco as a continuing partner in support of our mission and of the Vincent Bennett, Jr. Memorial Scholarship.


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Louis Vuitton has been a major supporter of the NLEAFCF since our earliest days as a sponsor of our annual Thanksgiving Parade Breakfast.  In 2005, when Louis Vuitton executive, Victoria Ovis, passed away, the NLEAFCF established the Victoria Ovis Memorial Scholarship Fund to honor Victoria’s more than 30 years of service with the Victoria Ovis  the United States Customs Service and the Department of Homeland Security.  We are honored to have Louis Vuitton North America as a continuing partner in support of our mission and of the Victoria Ovis Memorial Scholarship.


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CSX Pride in Service is CSX’s companywide commitment to honor and serve those who serve our country and our communities—our nation’s veterans, active military, and first responders. Through Pride in Service, we will work with CSX to connect service men, women, and family members with the resources and support they need—when they need it and where they need it.



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We are also very lucky to have an active group of community members and organizations who hold creative fundraising events and campaigns to support our mission.  Please click here to read about these efforts.  If you are planning an event of this kind, please let us know so that we can thank you for your hard work!

Hero Awards Gala Sponsors

Cisco Systems
Louis Vuitton North America
Presidio Network Solutions
Kroll Associates
The Landis Group
Century Direct
Polaris Productions

Thanksgiving Sponsors

Bryant Park Corporation
Bryant Park Grill
American Express
Louis Vuitton
The Rosinsky Family
Electronix Systems Central Station Alarms, Inc.
Global Foundation for First Responders
MSA Security
Mike N Emmerman and Patricia A Stockhausen
The Hardy Family
Commissioner Daniel Stewart and Jon Recor
JVR Electric Inc.
RDMC Data Center Consultants
Century Direct
Neuberger Berman
Thomas and Ann Marie Flood
Lindenhurst Union Free School District
Bank fo America Winter Village at Bryant Park

Community Resources





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