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9/11 Memorial Golf Classic – Tunnel to Towers
September 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tunnel to Tower 9/11 Memorial Golf Classic
Monday, September 10, 2018
ORCHARD PARK COUNTRY CLUB
4777 S Buffalo St, Orchard Park, NY 14127
Registration & Brunch 10:00 AM
11:30 AM Shotgun Start
Patriotic Reception Including Cocktails & Dinner Following Golf
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The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation honors the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. We also honor our military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country.
The Foundation has allotted over $5 million in funding to support the families of first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty. After hearing the devastating news of the death of a first responder under extraordinary circumstances, the Tunnel to Towers deploys a rapid response team to provide support to the family and to begin fundraising to ease some of their financial burden.
Through our Smart Home Program the Foundation builds specially adapted homes for the nation’s most catastrophically injured service members. A family’s home is specifically designed with features like remote-controlled lighting and window coverings. The living space is more open and wheelchair accessible with wide doorways and special showers. Counters and cabinets can be raised or lowered and central heating and air conditioning systems can be controlled by a smart tablet — even the stove is adapted to specically meet the needs of the veteran based upon their specific injuries and needs. To date, we have built or are in the process of building 75 homes.
ACCOUNTABILITY & TRANSPARENCY
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is proud to announce that just 3.7% of expenses went toward administrative costs in 2016. Our program service ratio was 93.1%; over 93 cents out of every dollar went directly to program services. Program service ratio is a key barometer used to measure operating effectiveness.