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2013 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

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Director Comey and David Gold

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The New York Division honors David Gold, founder and chairman of For Our Heroes Benefit Fund, a charity that has funded programs for numerous federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.

In 2013, Mr. Gold used his position and connections as a senior equity analyst at Sidoti & Company to facilitate and fund an ongoing speaker series for agents working white-collar crimes. Focusing on topics like hedge funds and due diligence, agents have the opportunity to learn from top Wall Street executives. Investigators stay apprised of new crime trends and have established relationships with the best in Wall Street. Continuing his support of the division, in 2013, Mr. Gold also sponsored the first FBI New York Teen Academy, which included 113 participants representing multiple schools.

Furthering his support of law enforcement, Mr. Gold personally sponsors a holiday party for the widows and orphans of fallen New York Police Department officers. In addition, he raises funds and procures donations to provide these families with necessary goods and toys for the children. As the scholarship chairman for two separate non-profit organizations, Mr. Gold raises funds and awards scholarships to first responders and their children.


FBI Director Recognizes
Distinguished Community Leaders
Director’s Community Leadership Awards

In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 4, 2014, Director James B. Comey recognized the recipients of the 2013 Director’s Community Leadership Award. These leaders, selected by their area FBI field office, have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their local communities through service. The FBI is grateful for the work of each of these individuals and organizations on behalf of their communities.

“This year’s honorees have distinguished themselves in remarkable ways through their hard work, their leadership, and their strength of character,” said Director Comey. “They are ordinary citizens, but what they have accomplished is nothing short of extraordinary.”

Recipients of the 2013 Director’s Community Leadership Award are:

- Albany
- Albuquerque
- Anchorage
- Atlanta
- Baltimore
- Birmingham
- Boston
- Buffalo
- Charlotte
- Chicago
- Cincinnati
- Cleveland
- Columbia
- Dallas
- Denver
- Detroit
- El Paso
- Honolulu
- Houston
- Indianapolis
- Jackson
- Jacksonville
- Kansas City
- Knoxville
- Las Vegas
- Little Rock
- Los Angeles
- Louisville
- Memphis

- Milwaukee
- Minneapolis
- Mobile
- New Haven
- New Orleans
- New York
- Newark
- Norfolk
- Oklahoma City
- Omaha
- Philadelphia
- Phoenix
- Pittsburgh
- Portland
- Richmond
- Sacramento
- Salt Lake City
- San Antonio
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- San Juan
- Seattle
- Springfield
- St. Louis
- Tampa
- Washington Field
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