The Fifth Annual Dan Finn Foundation Charity Gala was another success story as 250 people attended the Metropolitan Room at the Newark Club on October 6th to honor our four “Distinguished Citizens”, Mike Kinney, Dr. Elnardo J. Webster, Bill Raftery, and Hon. Jerramiah T. Healy.
Ed Finn, Jr. gave a poignant reflection on his perspective of his brother while Andrew Calvano, a DFC scholarship recipient, explained the importance of the DFC to his education at St. John’s University and how the “a man for others” approach has affected his life.
Gen. James J. Grant was there to present the award with his name on it “Giving Back to the Community” as was Bob Hurley in bestowing the “Excellence In & Through Sports” award. Tom MacMahon, recently retired CEO of Lab Corp, stood in for Ed “Faa” Ford imparting the “Contribution to Youth” award and Maura Finn honored her late brother in turning over the Dan Finn “Person Of the Year” award.
On a sad note we bade a fond farewell to the Newark Club and it’s affable maitre’d Artie Wassiff. The Metropolitan Room will be converted to office space effective in mid February and not be available for next year’s event.