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M.A.D. 9/11
The Michael Allen Davidson Foundation
 Your Contributions at Work

Liberty Park in Neptune, N.J.

Once considered a long-term goal, your help has enabled us to donate our first playground much sooner than expected.  In February of 2008, our first playground was assembled in Tinton Falls, N.J. There is a plaque next to the playground honoring Michael and introducing the Foundation.  We expect the playground will get plenty of use.

In August of 2009, we completed our second playground in Wall Township, N.J.  Similar to the playground in Tinton Falls, there is a plaque honoring Michael and introducing the Foundation.

In the Winter of 2010 and Spring of 2011, we completed our third and fourth playgrounds in Eatontown, N.J. and Neptune, N.J., respectively.  Keeping with our tradition, there are plaques honoring Michael at both sites.

Tinton Falls, N.J.

Wall Township, N.J.

Eatontown, N.J.


In the Summer of 2009 we had the opportunity to work with "DIY Network's Man Caves" and Berkeley Little League to develop a Coach's Cave in Berkeley Township, N.J.  This indoor practice facility was featured on the "Man Cave" show with guest host Tony Siragusa, former Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts football player.  This project supports our mission of education and recreation for children.




We donated, for the third time, $10,000 to the Michael Allen Davidson scholarship at Rutgers' Zeta Psi chapter.  This scholarship was created to provide some financial relief to students who exemplify Michael's characteristics which included coming from a single-parent home, productive fraternity membership and the maintenance of a certain GPA level.  Our 2006 winner was Joe Concodora (pictured above) who is studying education with a focus on learning disabilities.  Our 2008 recepient was Anthony Tesman (pictured below) who is studying criminal justice.  Our 2010 recepients were Eric Albora and Derek Rindner.  We wish them all continued success and look forward to their contributions in the future.

We are the major donor towards the September 11th Memorial Project at the Tinton Falls Fire Company No. 1 firehouse that will incorporate 2,400 ton beams that are actually from the World Trade Center.  We expect this project will be completed this year.

In 2009, in conjunction with The American Conference on Diversity, we developed a diversity training program for Tinton Falls middle school.  We were able to build a base of understanding on how the teachers, students and the active parents reacted to and thought of this subject.  As a result, we were able to provide the school with detailed data that can be used for future programs.

Although not directly related to our goals, in 2007 we donated $5,000 to the Minnesota Helps - Bridge Disaster Fund.  The proceeds were to be used for those impacted from the fallen I-35 bridge in Minneapolis. Because of our familiarity to such chaos and disaster, we felt that whatever assistance the impacted families received would truly make a difference. This disaster is something we unfortunately can relate to and felt this donation was the right thing to do.