BULLETIN 70-23 MEMBER ALERT

December 22, 2023
Bulletin 70 – 23

MEMBER ALERT 

UFLAC Fire Foundation Education Grant Awards – Winter 2023

We are proud to announce the recipients of the latest round of UFLAC Education Grant Award winners for the Winter of 2023. Congratulations to all the awardees, who will be receiving their letters today, and inviting them to the January General Membership meeting for a special presentation.

For this cycle, we are proud to be awarding 8 children and two spouses of UFLAC members with education grants. In addition, for this round of grants we received six applications from Maui Fire Department members, or their dependents, who lost their homes in the horrific 2023 Maui Fire.

After consideration of a motion, the Executive Board unanimously voted to award all six Maui Firefighters with a $2,000 grant to assist them and their families during a very tough time.

$4,000 Award Winners

 

  • Celeste C Aguirre, daughter of Victor Aguirre, LAFD. High School student, accepted to nursing program.
  • Carson D. Fox, son of Jeff D. Fox, LAFD. High School student, pursuing a career in Kinesiology.
$2,000 Award Winners
  • Dev Kumar, son of Nitin Kumar, LAFD. High school student, pursuing a career as a pilot.
  • Autumn E. Verwey, daughter of Eric M. Verwey, LAFD, High school student, pursuing a career in forensic science.
  • Katherine M. Cordaro, daughter of Kenneth W. Cordaro, LAFD. High school student, pursuing a career in sociology. Military Veteran funds awarded from the Tech Sgt Jack Kushner Retd Foundation.
  • Samatha K. Martinez, daughter of Vince C. Martinez, LAFD. College student, pursuing a career in education foundation. Military Veteran funds awarded from the Tech Sgt Jack Kushner Retd Foundation.
$1,000 Award Winners
  • Isabella S Porretta, daughter of Alexender Porretta, LAFD. High school student, pursuing a career in film production.
  • Jacob V Foster, son of Vincent V Foster, LAFD. High school student, pursuing a career in Psychology Pre-med Track.
  • Maura A Ruiz, spouse of Andrew Ruiz, LAFD. College student, pursuing career in Speech Language Pathology.
  • Kathleen A Urrea, spouse of Julian Urrea, LAFD. College student, pursuing a career in Law.

Additional $2,000 Awards for Maui Firefighters 

Each of the following recipients are Maui Firefighters who lost their homes in the devastating 2023 fire. Their families have all been displaced and have been deeply impacted by this tragedy.

Ikaika Neizman
Jonathan Varona
Joseph U Bingham
Steven E O’Donnell 
Josh Gruber
Chad C Johnson

Please visit our website at www.uflacff.org for more information and stay tuned for the announcement of the next round of scholarships for the 2024 Summer disbursement.

UFLAC Fire Foundation Board