CFFF Courage Vol.14 NA


Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 58 of 77

EDUCATION UPDATE PATRICK DE AMICIS Patrick is attending Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina. Although he has not declared his major yet, it will be Business Management with a minor in Sports Management. His grade point average for his first semester is 3.4 and he has made the Dean's List! Something I am sure both Patrick and his family are very proud of and rightfully so. He is also on the school's lacrosse team and is looking forward to the season that begins this February. AMBERLY TILLEY NEILSON Amberly decided that she wanted to be a Dental Assistant and the Foundation was happy to help. She has now graduated from her program and was immediately employed in her field. "I was able to find a job in the specialized field I wanted of orthodontics before I even graduated. I've been working at Simply Orthodontics for over a year and I love it. Looking back, it is crazy to see how much growth has occurred and how much more confident I am in my position. We each have our own chairs in this office and my main role is the "bond girl" or in other words, the girl who helps get your braces on. The best part about my job is being able to see the confidence boost and incredible changes in my patients even just after a few short months. It makes doing what I do worth it." Amberly is the daughter of wildland pilot Brian Tilley who died in the line of duty in 2010. She received a Doug Lock Memorial Scholarship in 2016. PATRICK GREEN "After spending my first year of University in England at the Bader International Study centre, I am happy to be back in my hometown of Kingston, Ontario, to proceed with my studies at Queen's University. The past year has been filled with many adventures whilst travelling all around Europe. I have made some great friends and am now living in a house downtown with them. As the year progresses, I plan on being a part of the Princess of Whales Own Regiment, a reserve unit, the same unit my father was with before transferring to the Military Police Unit. I am working on completing my second year in the Queen's University Concurrent Education program for teaching and am looking forward to what the next few years hold for me." T he Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation today announced it has received a grant for $60,000 USD from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc. Through the grant, the CFFF will help fund scholarships, bursaries and support programs for children and spouses of fallen firefighters, as well as honouring and remembering the fallen. The Motorola Solutions Foundation awards grants each year to organiza- tions, such as the CFFF, which support and advance public safety programs and technology and engineering education initiatives. "We are extremely grateful for the support of the Motorola Solutions Foundation" said David Sheen, President of the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation. "Support such as Motorola Solutions Foundation has provided, will aid us in our efforts to honour and remember fallen firefighters, and to provide crucial support to those left behind." This year, Motorola Solutions Foundation grants will support programs that help more than 3 million students, teachers, first responders and community members around the globe. There is a specific focus on providing grants to programs that impact underrepresented populations, including females, minorities, people with disabilities, veterans and others. "The Motorola Solutions Foundation is honored to and privileged to support the work of the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation" said Matt Blakely, executive director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. "We believe in organizations that are fostering innovation, building partnerships and driving change, and we're proud to be part of the positive impact they're making in communities." For additional information on the Motorola Solutions Foundation grants program, visit: About the Motorola Solutions Foundation The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The foundation achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. The Motorola Solutions Foundation focuses its funding on public safety, disaster relief, employee programs and education, especially in science, technology, engineering and math. For more information on Motorola Solutions Corporate and Foundation giving, visit our website: 54 "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." Benjamin Franklin CANADIAN FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS FOUNDATION RECEIVES MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS FOUNDATION GRANT

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

view archives of CFFF Courage Vol.14 NA - Vol.14