On January 30, Vice President Michael Cavanaugh was honored at the Friends of Saint Dominic’s 39th Annual Business and Labor Awards Dinner to help Saint Dominic’s Family Services. Michael received the coveted Francis J.P. McHale Memorial Award for his commitment to making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate of our society.
Since 2003, the NYC Carpenters Union, through its Relief and Charity Fund, donated $965,000 for the organization, which provides critical services for 2,000 children and families. Saint Dominic’s Family Services is a non-profit human services agency that provides services in foster care, prevention, developmental disabilities, community-based mental health, therapeutic education and preschool services. This work is carried out in the Bronx, Rockland and Orange Counties.
“Each day, Mike strives to serve the membership better than he did the day before. He has been a driving force and stalwart supporter of doing whatever it takes to push our union forward to ensure that our members are the best of the best. It is with great privilege to not only call Mike a colleague, but I truly consider him a brother. He is the true meaning of Brotherhood. I could not think of a better man to receive the Francis J.P. McHale award than Mike Cavanaugh,” Executive Secretary-Treasurer Joseph Geiger said.
Executive Secretary-Treasurer Joseph Geiger was also a recipient of this award in 2016.
“We want to thank Vice President Michael Cavanaugh and the members of the New York City & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters for their generous donations throughout the years,” stated Judith Kydon, CEO of Saint Dominic’s Family Services. “We have seen the funds raised by the Carpenters Union truly make a difference for struggling New Yorkers as it provides services that families depend on.”