On July 10, Friedman Gives Back, our employee-inspired philanthropy initiative, co-hosted a first-of-its-kind charity event in collaboration with Michael Saccomanno, a partner in Friedman's Forensic Accounting, Litigation Support & Valuation Services (FLVS) group. Thanks to an outpouring of support, $70,000 was raised in support of three amazing charities.
Michael created this event in gratitude for the profound community support he received while recovering from his stroke and decided to add a unique twist. From 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., before the evening's main event from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. at Caffe Aldo Lamberti's, Michael shaved his head during an exclusive VIP reception to demonstrate his solidarity for those enduring hardship. 100% of the night's proceeds went to Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice, the Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation and the Johnny M Foundation.
"I was, and I am lucky to be here today as a stroke survivor. My existence reflects the many hands that uplifted me." -Michael Saccomanno, Partner, Survivor