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FBI New York Honors David Gold for Receiving Director’s Community Leadership Award

FBI New York November 26, 2013
  • FBI New York Press Office (212) 384-2100

On Monday, November 25, at the annual Citizens Academy graduation, David Gold was recognized for being honored with the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) for his continued support of law enforcement and first responders in the New York area as well as his leadership in the community. Mr. Gold was recognized at the graduation by FBI New York Assistant Director in Charge George Venizelos.

Mr. Gold’s community service includes executive leadership and board service for a number of charities that support law enforcement and firefighters as well as widows and orphans of those who have died in the line of duty, 9/11 first responders, and active duty military and veterans. Mr. Gold will receive his official award from Director James Comey in April 2014 at a ceremony at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Gold is a senior equity analyst at Sidoti & Company, a Wall Street equity research boutique. He holds a Bachelor of Science in finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business and a law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He has also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) and the CFA Institute.

Mr. Gold is the founder and chairman of For Our Heroes Benefit Fund, a charity that has funded programs for numerous federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. Mr. Gold also sits on the board of directors and serves as counsel to the Centurion Foundation, the New York State Honorary Fire Chiefs Scholarship Fund (where he serves as scholarship chairman), and the Respect for Law Alliance. He is an advisory board member of the Rosen Wellness Center at North Shore Hospital, which provides medical services exclusively for military and law enforcement, and is also a board member of the Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance (a 9/11 memorial for first responders). Mr. Gold is an honorary member of the New York Police Department Honor Legion, an Honorary FDNY Battalion Chief, and a graduate of the FBI’s Citizens Academy.

The DCLA, presented on behalf of the Director of the FBI, was formally created in 1990 as a way to honor individuals and organizations for their efforts in combating crime, terrorism, drugs, and violence in America. Each of the 56 field offices of the FBI nominates an outstanding community leader to receive the award.