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IACP Foundation: Save the Date for the Foundation Fundraiser

Major General Joseph C. Carter, Adjutant General, Massachusetts National Guard; and Chair, IACP Foundation

s you begin planning for the 116th Annual IACP Conference in October, make sure your conference schedule includes attendance at the IACP Foundation’s Third Annual Fundraising Gala on Saturday, October 3, at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver.

This elegant evening reception and dinner is one of the premier events during the conference where leaders of international, federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies join with dedicated corporate supporters and conference attendees to raise funds and to raise awareness of foundation programs and initiatives.

The gala evening will begin with a hosted reception and white-glove dinner, followed by a special speaking program. This year, the Foundation is proud to pay tribute to its first honoree, Mr. George Heinrichs of Intrado Inc. for his sustained and exceptional support of law enforcement.

George Heinrichs is the president and cofounder of Intrado Inc. - a global provider of public safety communications services. A recognized expert in emergency services, Mr. Heinrichs has played a key role in the evolution of the nation’s emergency communications network for the past thirty years.

In response to a personal belief that community safety is a priority that deserves great leadership, Mr. Heinrichs led a two-year effort to create and fund the Public Safety Leadership Institute in Colorado. This institute, serving police chiefs, fire chiefs, and sheriffs, is a dynamic and rigorous year-long experience bringing best practices of leadership, communication, and collaboration to the public safety community.

The program is partnered with the Institute for Leadership and Organizational Performance at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business and is highly selective in its recruitment for qualified candidates.

In addition to the leadership institute, Mr. Heinrichs and the staff at Intrado Inc. regularly contribute to community-safety initiatives through programs developed internally by Intrado employees. Staff members are invited to submit ideas for projects and, if selected, are given the time and financial support to implement the projects in the community.

For his continual support and leadership, as well as his contributions to public safety and communications, the IACP Foundation is proud to honor George Heinrichs at its Third Annual Fundraising Gala.

Although the entertainment and social aspect of the gala cannot be denied, the real meaning of the event lies in its ability to raise the profile of the IACP Foundation, to highlight its projects and services, and to create an atmosphere where fun and fundraising can truly go hand in hand for a great cause.

Last year’s event raised over $120,000 and your purchase of a ticket or a table at the Third Annual Fundraising Gala in Denver will enable the Foundation to continue its mission of funding training and professional development for law enforcement agencies around the globe as well as providing educational support for the families of officers fallen or permanently disabled in the line of duty. ■

Please plan on making the gala part of your Denver conference experience! Ticket information is available at, or contact IACP Foundation director Patricia Casstevens at

The IACP Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization established to solicit, receive, administer, and expend funds for law enforcement–related charitable and educational purposes. Donations may be tax deductible; please check with your personal tax adviser. The foundation’s federal tax ID number is 54-1576762.



From The Police Chief, vol. LXXVI, no. 8, August 2009. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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