October 21, 2015
Weil received the Founders Award from Answer the Call – The New York Police & Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund. Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf accepted the award on behalf of the Firm on October 22 at Answer the Call’s 30th anniversary gala in New York.
Weil has been a proud and enthusiastic supporter of the Fund since its inception, in large part due to the efforts and passion of Stephen Dannhauser, former Weil Chairman and Executive Partner, who is now Chairman of the Board of the organization. During this time, the Firm has established a true partnership with the organization, supporting it both financially and through other efforts. Michael Aiello, Chairman of Weil’s Corporate Department and a member of the Firm’s Management Committee, is a current board member.
Answer the Call provides financial assistance and support to the families of New York City police officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel who have been killed in the line of duty. While Weil has partnered with the organization in various ways through the years, the Firm worked especially closely with Answer the Call in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks.