Through its 18th Annual Charity Golf Invitational, J.H. Cohn LLP, one of the largest independent accounting and consulting firms in the United States, donated a total of $150,000 to two Cohn for Kids affiliated charities: Special Operations Warrior Foundation and Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation.
Longtime J.H. Cohn Charity Golf Invitational supporter Capital One Bank was the Presenting Sponsor of the outing, held at Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, NJ on June 8.
Through the J.H. Cohn Foundation, Cohn for Kids supports children in need, from young children to college students. The Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) provides college scholarship grants, financial aid, and educational counseling to the children of Special Operations personnel who were killed in an operational mission or training accident. The Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation is devoted to ending the cycle of domestic violence and loss of life through two Foundation initiatives, Margaret's Place and Community Players.
For the third consecutive year, Richard "Goose" Gossage joined the Firm's golf outing. Goose was a Major League Baseball pitcher for 21 seasons, including six with the New York Yankees. He was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008.
At the awards ceremony, John T. Carney, Jr., Colonel, USAF, Retired, and president/CEO of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, and Judith Ann Lynn, executive director of the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation, accepted the J.H. Cohn Foundation donations.
In addition, Keith Zeir, Force Recon, United States Marine Corps, spoke at the event. While serving in Iraq in 2006, Zeir nearly lost his life when his convoy was devastated by an Improvised Explosive. The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provided him with $2,000 to ensure his mother would be able to travel to be at his bedside during his recovery. Keith survived, but his career with the Marines ended. Keith recently competed in the Keys100, a 100-mile footrace from Key Largo to Key West. He used the race as a fundraiser for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and, to date, has raised more than $50,000 for the Foundation.
"We are fortunate to be in a position to help such worthy charities," said Michael L. Cohen, CPA, office managing partner of J.H. Cohn's Roseland office and director of the J.H. Cohn Foundation. "Everyone in the Firm is behind our focus of giving back to our community. Our clients and friends also share in our philosophy and we appreciate the support they give through the golf outing and other fundraisers."
On June 14, the New York Yankees paid tribute to the United States Armed Forces in a pre-game "Military Appreciation Day" ceremony on the field of Yankee Stadium. At the ceremony, Cohen presented the J.H. Cohn Foundation's donation to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Courtney and Hillary Robinson, the daughters of Army Special Forces Lt. Col. Craig Robinson, who lost his life in a training accident in 1994, were at the ceremony. Courtney and Hillary both graduated from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill with assistance from the SOWF. Keith Zeir was also in attendance.
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