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Team Frank Spinelli

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BENEFITING: 9/11 Memorial and Museum

ORGANIZER: Chris

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EVENT DATE: Apr 27, 2014

Christopher Gonnella

THE STORY:

Chris Spinelli wrote -

Frank Spinelli, was a man who exemplified greatness in every facet of his life. Born and raised in Staten Island, Frank Spinelli graduated from Monsignor Farrell High School, and the State University of New York College at Farmingdale in 1976. He moved to Short Hills, New Jersey in 1983 where him and his wife Michelle raised their 3 children, Nicole, Christopher and Danielle.

Frank made the most out of every career opportunity. He began with an Associates degree in auto mechanics from Farmingdale University. Shortly after graduation, he made several important life changing decisions. One was to marry. Next, he took a calculated risk, abandoned his pursuit of a career in auto mechanics and began working as a desk assistant for a company known as Matthews Tulliet Rielly. The people at Matthews Tulliet Rielly took a liking to Frank and went out of their way to teach him the basics of foreign exchange. When Frank was given the chance to become a Foreign Exchange Broker, he availed himself of this extraordinary opportunity. Excelling in his new line of work, Frank quickly moved his way up the ranks and eventually became the Vice President of Bierbaum-Martin Inc.

As a Foreign Exchange Broker, Frank was able to handle serious financial transactions during the day, while entertaining clients at night. After work and on weekends, he would spend time with his family by either attending his kid's sporting events or spending a weekend with his family down at his shore house. The remainder of his time away from work was spent helping others. He volunteered much of his time to the Millburn-Short Hills Volunteer First Aid Squad where he served as treasurer, house and building lieutenant, and maintenance lieutenant.

Friends, employers, and coworkers all saw a kind, committed, fun-loving person whom they could trust. Within five minutes of meeting Frank it was easy to recognize that he was an uplifting man, full of life, always cracking a joke with a warm smile on his face. As a father, a steadfast dedication to family is what kept him working diligently every day of his life. Family was everything to Frank. He taught the true fundamental values of life, which are how to love and how to be loved. He tenderly expressed how much he cared for his family every morning when as he would open each of his children's doors, give them a kiss, and silently walk out of the house to go to work.

In honor of Frank, please help us support the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. We thank you for your consideration and know that your support - no matter the size - will do great things for this cause.

 

 

The Team: $7,915 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Chris Spinelli

Amount Raised

$4,545

 

227% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Courtney McLaughlin

Amount Raised

$765

 

77% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Michael Budney

Amount Raised

$715

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Kait Lyn

Amount Raised

$550

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Michelle Spinelli

Amount Raised

$550

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Steve Spinelli

Amount Raised

$200

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Danielle Spinelli

Amount Raised

$150

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Nicole Spinelli

Amount Raised

$150

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