Howard Brodsky, CEO of CCA Global Partners and cooperative business leader, was recently awarded the Follow the Footsteps Award during the Inaugural Footsteps to the Future Gala hosted by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The event was held at One World Observatory at the top of the World Trade Center in New York City on Thursday evening.
For the first time in the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s 15-year history, the non-profit organization held this special event to recognize the contributions and support of those who have helped it make a lasting impact in the lives of veterans, first responders, children and neighbors in need. The event will also spotlight the Tunnel to Towers’ Endowment initiative which is a vital component in ensuring that the Foundation’s critical work continues and thrives.
CCA Global Partners started working with the Tunnel to Towers Foundation in 2014 when their largest cooperative – Carpet One Floor & Home – agreed to provide flooring installations for all the smart homes the foundation builds through their Building for America’s Bravest program. To date, Carpet One Floor & Home stores have provided installations in over 30 homes and their partnership with the Tunnel to Towers foundation continues to grow as they find new ways to support the foundations efforts through fundraisers and evangelism.
The Follow the Footsteps Award recognizes a supporter who goes above and beyond and in following the footsteps of firefighter Stephen Siller. “On September 11th, in an effort to save others, my brother N.Y. firefighter Stephen Siller--who was off-duty when the World Trade Center was attacked--chose a path that exemplified courage, selflessness and great vision, “said Frank Siller, Chairman and CEO of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. “In the years since, Howard also has chosen a path that requires him to look far beyond himself to ensure the well-being of veterans and first responders. Acting upon those values that matter most, Howard — personally and through his leadership CCA Global Partners — has unfailingly demonstrated great vision and commitment in working with the Tunnel to Towers Foundation”
Other award recipients include:
“From the moment CCA was introduced to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, I’ve been inspired by their passion and dedication to America’s service members,” said Brodsky. “Working with this team has brought our organization together and helped us find a way to thank those service members who put so much on the line for us every day.”
The award was presented by Theresa Fisher, SVP of Visual Merchandising and Store Design who has been a leader of Carpet One Floor & Home’s efforts to support the Building for America’s Bravest program. The award was commemorated by a sculpture made of steel from the World Trade Center which will be displayed in CCA Global’s Manchester, NH office.
About the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation:
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Tower's Foundation's mission is to honor the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller, who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. Best known for its annual Tunnel to Towers 5K Walk/Run in New York City, which attracts over 25,000 international participants, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, through its various initiatives and programs, honors and supports our military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country. Its Building for America's Bravest program builds specially adapted, custom designed "smart homes" for our nation's most catastrophically injured service members. To date, Tunnel to Towers has given the keys to, is in the process of building, or is in the advanced planning stages for 56 “smart homes” throughout the United States. For more information, please go to tunnel2towers.org.
About CCA Global Partners and Carpet One Floor & Home
Carpet One Floor & Home (www.CarpetOne.com) is North America’s leading floor covering retailer and the largest division of CCA Global Partners, with nearly 1,000 independently owned and operated locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. For a quarter of a century, CCA Global Partners, a privately held cooperative, has partnered with entrepreneurial businesspeople to create a cooperative powerhouse unmatched in the marketplace. With the strength of 14 independent business brands and more than 3,500 locations, CCA Global Partners is well positioned to positively impact the success of independent businesses like Carpet One Floor & Home. For more information on CCA Global Partners, go to http://www.ccaglobal.com.