In honor of Colonel Robert Darling’s inspiring keynote address at COCC’s 2017 Annual Client Conference this June, COCC’s Joe Trafton initiated an employee fundraiser to contribute donations to the Fisher House Foundation. Employees graciously donated their Abes ($5 bills), along with Hamiltons, Jacksons, and a Grant or two, for a grand total of $880. Together with a rounded-up corporate match, COCC will be donating $2,000 to the Fisher House Foundation
, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services to active military, veterans and their families, including temporary housing, scholarships and travel assistance; more specifically, the funds COCC collected will go directly to the local Connecticut support network, Friends of Fisher House Connecticut
The Fisher House Foundation was selected to receive this donation by Colonel Darling. Colonel Darling delivered an inspiring address to clients and employees, detailing his role and contributions during his time in the underground chamber at the White House during and following the 9/11 attacks.
On behalf of Colonel Robert Darling, the Fisher House Foundation, and of course, Abe Lincoln, COCC would like to thank everyone who showed their spirit and rallied to support a great cause!