The Boston Police Foundation is pleased to announce Robert Trestan as the honoree for the 3rd Annual Gala. The Foundation, formed in 1993 to provide financial support for numerous critical resources for the Boston Police Department, will host the Gala on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel.
The goal of the Gala is to raise awareness and provide funding for the Boston Police Foundation and its marquee programs, including technology and equipment, Crime Stoppers, Text a Tip, Crime Watch, and Officer Wellness and Safety, which focuses on suicide prevention and health and stress management programs for Boston Police Officers.
Financial support of these vital programs supports the brave men and women of the Boston Police Department and improves the quality and safety of the department and the extended Boston community.
The 3rd Annual Gala will spotlight some of the people who’ve supported the city of Boston and the Boston Police Department’s efforts, albeit in varying manners.
Mayor Marty Walsh, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, Boston Police officers, NECN’s Latoyia Edwards as the program emcee, among others will all be in attendance. Executive Director of the New England Anti-Defamation League, Robert Trestan, will be honored for his dedication in developing community partnerships and initiatives that provide justice, equality and fair treatment within Boston.
“The strength of communities is measured by partnerships, and for decades ADL has partnered with the Boston Police Department to provide support and training to keep our city safe,” said Trestan. “I am honored to receive this award on behalf of ADL, and look forward to continuing our collaboration in the years to come.”
Funding Boston Police Foundation programs improves Boston Police officers’ performance and offers support to those risking their safety to ensure the protection of others. Approximately 88% of the department’s budget goes directly to salaries for uniform and civilian personnel. The Boston Police Foundation does not contribute to department salaries, pensions or overtime. Its’ job is to close the gap when funding falls short.
The evening will feature live entertainment by musicians from the Boston Pops, compelling stories from members of the Boston Police Department, a three course sit down dinner, and dancing with the First Class Band. Individual tickets are being sold for $200.00. For more information about event tickets and sponsorship opportunities, CLICK HERE.
About the Anti-Defamation League & Robert Trestan
The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Now the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.
ADL is the foremost non-governmental organization in the United States that offers law enforcement training on terrorism, extremism, and hate crimes. In the past 10 years, ADL has trained over 100,000 federal, state, local and military law enforcement officers.
Robert Trestan is the Executive Director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Boston office where he oversees the League’s program initiatives, community relations, fundraising efforts and leadership development. Robert is an experienced civil rights advocate dedicated to developing community partnerships and initiatives that provide justice, equality and fair treatment.
From his office in Boston, Robert directs education programs that impact thousands of students across New England and advocates for civil rights and equal treatment. He leads the League’s regional law enforcement initiatives, including hate crime and extremism training, and counter-terrorism seminars in Israel.