This Saturday in Conshohocken, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade wasn’t the only thing that brought out the green as Mike Gerber (D-148) raised $14,000 at his fourth annual benefit in support of the Montgomery County Police Officers Memorial Fund.
"My staff, led by Dominic Folino, and I enjoy working with the Memorial Fund Board and believe strongly in their mission to honor fallen officers and their families," Gerber said via press release. "I look forward to growing this event each year and raising even more money so we can continue this tradition."
Joe Byrnes, President of the fund, added that the “event has grown each year and is one of our main source of revenue.”
“Mike Gerber is a true advocate for the FOP and without Mike and his staff the fund would not be in the position it is today.”
The Montgomery County Police Officers Memorial Fund, created in 1993, raises money to maintain the memorial that bears the names of Montgomery County police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. The fund also pays for an annual ceremony and luncheon where the fallen officers are remembered and their families are honored.
Proceeds from Gerber’s events have more than covered the annual maintenance costs and the expenses associated with the annual ceremony and luncheon. Gerber and the Montgomery County Police Officers Memorial Fund Board are working towards creating an endowment that will generate enough investment income to cover all of the annual costs.
Dominic Folino, Gerber’s Chief of Staff, is the son of a police officer and spearheads the event.
“We all enjoy volunteering to help with such a meaningful cause.” Folino said.