2015 SCO Annual Benefit Raises Record-Breaking Funds
June 1, 2015 / SCO News
SCO Family of Services honored FJC Security Services, led by Chairman and founder Frank J. Califano, Sr., at the SCO 2015 Annual Benefit on May 29th at the Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove. The Benefit raised record amounts, which will help SCO provide life-changing results for more than 60,000 children, teens, adults and families every year.
SCO’s newly-appointed Executive Director Doug O’Dell presented the Shepherd’s Award to FJC Security Services, which has for more than a decade provided security services for six shelters managed by SCO, serving more than 1,000 people each day.
“FJC has been a partner with SCO since day one. The staff at FJC not only keep our shelter residents safe, but they also provide a calm, welcoming presence to new families who are entering an unfamiliar place under very stressful circumstances. It is only fitting that we recognize FJC Security Services with SCO’s highest honor, the Shepherd’s Award, for their long-standing support and dedication to helping those who need it most,” said SCO Executive Director Douglas O’Dell.
“Thank you to SCO Family of Services for doing the good work they do,” said FJC Security Services Chairman Frank J. Califano, Sr. “It goes without saying that I’m humbled to be counted on by such a special organization.”
Attendees at this year’s derby-themed celebration enjoyed a night of horse racing, mint juleps, dancing, heartfelt words shared by our honorees, a live and silent auction, and even a performance from the talented young singers, Dream Angels, from our Family Dynamics after-school program.
Guests were also treated to the premiere of our new video, “SCO Family of Services: Building a Brighter Future,” featuring three stories exemplifying the unconditional care and life changing results that – with the help of our dedicated staff and generous supporters — SCO brings to the 60,000 lives we touch each year.
Thank you to our honorees, FJC Security Services, and all of our generous supporters who made this year’s SCO Annual Benefit such a great success! View the new SCO video below.
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