2008 Press Release

Jim Fassel Foundation to Make Its Single Largest Donation Ever to First Responder Support Groups and 9/11-Related Charities

2006 Press Release

5th Year Anniversary - Tribute WTC Giuliani Opening Ceremony

5th Year Anniversary - Tribute WTC Giuliani Opening Ceremony

PRESS RELEASE -- Appeared in September 12th Star-Ledger
The Jim Fassel Foundation is pleased to make three donations to Mayor Giuliani's selected September 11th Charities to be presented today at the Tribute WTC Visitor's Center on Liberty Street at 1:00 PM today.

Coach Fassel formed this Foundation immediately after September 11, 2001 to benefit the victims of uniformed service individuals of the New York City Fire Department, New York City Police Department, Emergency Service Technicians and the Port Authority Police whose families were impacted by the tragedy of September 11, 2001. Each year the Foundation has made contributions to the Fire Department of New York and the Port Authority Police Department.

On the 5 year anniversary, Coach Fassel reached out to Mayor Giuliani to seek his advice as to which September 11th charities would be most appropriate to receive funding this year. The three charities that will receive $20,000 each are:

1) The Tribute WTC Visitors Center
2) Tuesday's Children
3) America's Camp

The Foundation is committed to its mission to help those families most in need as a result of this tragic event, not only for 2006, but for future years as other funding may no longer be available. Coach Fassel feels its important for those who have and continue to support his Foundation to be updated as to where the annual support and contributions are made.

A good deed indeed

Former Giants coach Jim Fassel, who was at the helm of the team when the September 11 attacks occurred, attended a service project organized by MyGoodDeed.org, a non-profit organization that encourages Americans to observe the anniversary of the attacks as a national day of charitable service.

An honorary chairman of MyGoodDeed.org, Fassel worked with K-6 students and teachers on reading, crafts and restoration projects at PS 124, a public elementary school in the Chinatown community in downtown Manhattan.

Each year since the 2001 attacks, the MyGoodDeed.org movement has grown to inspire millions of people from around the nation and world to perform good deeds, volunteer and engage in other charitable and civic activities on the anniversary, in honor of the victims, volunteers and rescue and recovery workers. For more information, visit MyGoodDeed.org