Unfortunately this year, due to COVID, we are unable to have our Toy Drive Night as well as our wrapping event. This year we will not be able to donate physical toys to the families, but are hoping to provide a grocery gift card for their holiday meal as well as gift cards to the needy families to purchase gifts. We understand this is not as enjoyable to shop for or as personal, but these families are in great need and under the circumstances, we are doing our best to provide them with assistance while keeping all of our supporters, volunteers and families safe this holiday season. Thank you so much for your support and happy holidays!
Through Kevin’s Foundation, many children will be given opportunities and experiences they might never have had. Mike and Pat Williams…
Kevin Williams Memorial Foundation
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Kevin had been a 1995 graduate of Shoreham-Wading River High School. He was an honor student as well as MVP in golf, basketball and baseball. He went on to Boston College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1999. Although all of his roommates chose to stay in Boston, Kevin pursued Wall Street. He would say, just like the familiar song, “ If I can make it there, I can make it anywhere.” So he accepted a job with Sandler–O’Neill an investment banking firm upon graduation.
He was on top of the world, literally and figuratively. He had a job he loved as a bond salesman on the 104th floor of Tower Two of the World Trade Center, he was to be married to his high school sweetheart Jillian Volk on December 1st, he was the pride of a close and loving family, he enjoyed the companionship of many friends and he loved life.
Jamie eulogized his older brother at the memorial mass…
“Kevin loved music, he loved baseball, but most of all he loved life. Thanks to a great mom and dad he was raised not to watch life go by, but to go out and grab it. He was brought up with love, and it’s love he gave to the world. Kev, you’ve always been my role model. I can only ask to get half of what you got out of life. Thank you for showing me how to laugh, for everything you ever took me to, for showing me a path in life. I’m sorry I could not be your hero that day, but I will go on with my head high and tell everyone of a great brother I have, of a bond like no other, and why I now have so much passion for life.”
Just as Kevin has inspired his younger brother, he has inspired countless others with his love for family and for his fiancée Jill. One of Kevin’s many talents and passions was baseball. Kevin’s love for baseball inspired his family and fiancé to establish the Kevin Williams Memorial Foundation to “keep his spirit alive and to give a lot of children the opportunity to learn and enjoy baseball.” The fund will be used to send children to baseball camps who might not otherwise be able to attend, supply equipment to Little Leaguers whose families would have difficulty purchasing it, and assist in renovating baseball fields for children.
“We know how positively sports have affected our children and wish the same experience for others regardless of financial situations. We would like to hope that through Kevin’s foundation many children will be given opportunities and experiences they might never have had. We cannot think of a better way for everyone to experience Kevin’s spirit and carry out his legacy. The unimaginable tragedy of 9/11 is so senseless – this is our way of trying to make it a better world, one child at a time.”
Mike and Pat Williams – Kevin’s parents
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The Kevin Williams Foundation is an IRS 501 C 3.
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If you would like to be involved in the Foundation or if you would like to recommend a child for a camp scholarship, contact us at:
The Kevin Williams Memorial Foundation
P.O. Box 1118
Shoreham, NY 11786
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