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REBNY raises $62,000 for police charity

REBNY’s 31st Annual Pro-Am Tennis Tournament raised $62,000 for NYC Detectives’ Endowment Association’s Widows’ and Children’s Fund.

The event was led by Fried Frank’s Real Estate Department chair Jonathan Mechanic and CBRE chairman of Global Brokerage Stephen B. Siegel.

“It’s great for the real estate community to come together and raise money for such an important cause,” said Siegel.

The proceeds from this year’s event went to support and provide assistance to the family and children of slain NYC Officer Miosotis Familia, who was tragically killed in the line of duty in June of 2017.
Officer Familia was a 12-year veteran of the NYPD, a role model in her community and the mother of a 21-year-old daughter and 12-year-old twins.

The funds raised have allowed the family to stay together and help pay for housing and education costs. The two younger children are able to remain in school and live with their older sister in London, England – something that would not have been possible without the REBNY event.

“The Detective’s Endowment Association does amazing work in supporting our city’s police officers and their families and we are honored to have played a role in this great effort,” said Mechanic.

“It is refreshing that this real estate organization and its members put together this great event to raise funds for the family of one of our fallen heroes. We are truly thankful,” said NYC Detective Paul DiGiacomo, vice president and chairman of the Detectives’ Endowment Association Political Action Committee.

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