Bedminster, NJ – Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (Fallen Patriots) was honored to celebrate its partnership with YBC, Yesterday’s Business Computers, on Monday, July 30 at Fiddlers Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
The YBC Charity Dinner gives attendees the opportunity to enter into business contracts with the asset recovery and asset management firm. 100% of all profits produced from contracts generated at or because of the 2018 YBC Charity Dinner will be awarded to Fallen Patriots in 2019.
Tom Tsivgas, President and CEO of YBC, was in the U.S. Army with Fallen Patriots supporter General David H. Petraeus. Due to their relationship, General Petraeus helped Fallen Patriots facilitate this partnership with YBC. Tsivgas presented Fallen Patriots with a check for $38,950, proceeds from a contract established with 7-Eleven at the 2017 YBC Charity Dinner.
“We couldn’t be more honored to receive YBC’s support and thank Tom Tsivgas for his continued support of our military and military children,” said David Kim, co-founder and CEO of Fallen Patriots. “Our partnership with YBC has not only generated awareness for the mission but has also provided over six years of college to our scholars.”
The evening included inspiring speeches from General Petraeus, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient and Fallen Patriots board member U.S. Army Colonel (Retired) Jack Jacobs, and Former US Labor Secretary Ray Donovan. To speak on the importance of charitable contributions to military families who have lost a loved one in the line of duty, Fallen Patriots scholar Daniel Bertolino shared his story.
Bertolino was 12 years old when his father U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Stephen Bertolino was killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom. With the help Fallen Patriots, Daniel graduated debt-free from Brigham Young University – Idaho with a degree in Business Finance. Daniel was also one of the first students Fallen Patriots supported by facilitating a summer internship at AOL. Fallen Patriots is proud to stand by scholars like Daniel and is honored partners like YBC are willing to do the same.
"It was an honor to serve with General Petraeus back in the 509th and it's a privilege to work together with him on this noble effort,” explains Tsivgas. “The Children of Fallen Patriots provides much needed relief to families of service members that paid for our freedom with the ultimate sacrifice."
Charlie Audet, WWII Veteran, was honored at the event as well. Charlie was part of the 509th Airborne and one of the first paratroopers to jump in WWII over Africa. Charlie will be turning 100 years old this October.
About Fallen Patriots
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation honors the sacrifices of our fallen military heroes by ensuring the success of their children through college education. Since 2002, Fallen Patriots has provided approximately $22 million in total assistance, including college scholarships and educational counseling to over 1,100 military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Nearly 20,000 children from all across America will need future assistance. Help today by visiting www.fallenpatriots.org.