Michael Bennett is an All-Pro NFL defensive end (DE) for the Philadelphia Eagles, as well as a former player for the Seattle Seahawks, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A supporter of Kristin's Fund's mission to end the cycle of violence, Michael was a VIP guest at the 1st ever Kristin's Fund Gala in 2017. His speech at the event was an inspirational and motivational call for us to be the ones "that makes the change".
Kyle was a junior linebacker and varsity team captain at SUNY Cortland whose courageous act helped stop an attack on a young woman, despite it nearly costing him his life. In the summer of 2017, Kyle and a friend were at a party in Long Island and interrupted a sexual assault in progress. Pursuing the assailant, Richard was shot once in each leg, the bullets missing major arteries and bones by millimeters.
Kyle was the recipient of the 2018 Kristin's Fund Next Generation Leadership Award at the 2nd annual Kristin's Fund Gala in 2018.
Blaise Faggiano is the Head Coach of Utica College's Pioneers football team, and was the recipient of our 2018 Kristin's Fund Leadership Award at the 2nd annual Kristin's Fund Gala in 2018. The Kristin's Fund Leadership Award is presented to a high school or college coach who has personally demonstrated behaviors reflective of the Kristin's Fund mission and has emphasized character as much as he or she has focused on wins and losses.
Tony Porter is an author, educator and activist working to advance social justice issues and Chief Executive Officer of A CALL TO MEN. Internationally recognized for his efforts to prevent violence against women while promoting a healthy, respectful manhood, Porter is a leading voice on male socialization, the intersection of masculinity and violence against women, and healthy, respectful manhood.
Tony is an adviser to the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS, and MLB, providing policy consultation, working extensively with player engagement, and facilitating violence prevention and healthy manhood training. He has also worked with the United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.
Tony was the Special Guest and Keynote Speaker at the 1st ever Kristin's Fund Gala in 2017.
Floyd Little is a retired American football halfback- one of Syracuse's legendary "44"'s, and three-time All-American at Syracuse University. He was the first ever first-round draft pick to sign with the Denver Broncos, and was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010. Little was a VIP guest at the 1st ever Kristin's Fund Gala in 2017.
As ambassadors for Kristin's Fund's mission to end domestic violence, Floyd and his wife are showing their support once again, as special guests at the 3rd Annual Kristin's Fund Gala.