Manchester, NH -- The Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF) held its gala dinner over the weekend in the Rainbow Room at the top of the iconic Rockefeller Plaza, to celebrate its 40th anniversary.
This year FCIF honored Howard Brodsky, Co-Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, CCA Global Partners. Howard has a special legacy with the foundation, serving as its chairman for over 15 years strong and being a strong believer in its mission since the organization’s founding in 1981.
“I've seen firsthand the incredible difference FCIF has made in the lives of those during their most difficult and challenging times. It is said we rise up by lifting others up, and there is no greater work than what FCIF does by lifting others up in times of need. We should all be proud of the work we do together through this organization.” Said Howard.
Also receiving honors at the event was Jeanne Matson, retiring President & CEO, Starnet; and Dana Teague, VP Informa Markets. The honorees represent a perfect example of the caliber of excellence and service that embodies the legacy of the industry.
The ongoing uncertainty amidst the COVID-19 crisis made this year’s downsized event even more special. The gala caps FCIF’s effort for the year to raise funds to support FCIF’s mission to get individuals who have worked in the floor covering industry back on their feet when battling catastrophic injuries, severe disabilities, or other life-altering medical crises. What makes FCIF so special the support it gives to people is not limited or complicated – it is so important in the minds of industry leaders that this support is given that everyone in the industry comes together to do this. Combined with FCIF’s golf tournament held just last month the Foundation has raised over $250,000.
“It is wonderful to celebrate Howard here at FCIF,” noted Charlie Dilks, Chief Product Officer at CCA Global Partners and Chairman of the FCIF Board. “His leadership as our past chairman, and the industry as a whole – it is unprecedented impact, he has done so much for so many. We’re very fortunate to gather, to celebrate Howard and our other honorees, and to lend the helping hand that makes the difference.”
To learn more about the efforts of the FCIF or to apply for aid, please visit www.FCIF.org
About CCA Global Partners, Inc.
CCA Global Partners is a privately held cooperative base in the United States with member businesses throughout the U.S. and Canada, and in Australia and New Zealand. Since 1984, CCA Global has partnered with entrepreneurial businesspeople to create a cooperative powerhouse unmatched in the marketplace. Across North America, more than 2,800 retail locations, 20,000 childcare centers, and 1 million small businesses benefit from CCA Global’s leadership through its 14 different businesses – Carpet One Floor & Home®, ProSource®, Flooring America® and Flooring Canada®, FEI Group®, The Floor Trader®, International Design Guild®, Lighting One®, savings4members™, The Bike Cooperative®, CCA Sports Retail Services™, CCA for Social GoodTM, Innovia Co-op™, Lionsbridge Contractor Group™, and Drive™.
About The Floor Covering Industry Foundation
The Floor Covering Industry Foundation was founded thirty years ago to focus industry attention on the health, human service and welfare needs of floor covering industry members in times of life-altering medical hardships. Since its founding, the FCIF has distributed more than $2.5 million in grants with compassion, confidentiality, and dignity. Beneficiaries include flooring retailers, installers, retails salespeople, distributor personnel, mill employees, and industry executives. For more information, go to www.FCIF.org