Kristin's Fund

Floyd Little, one of Syracuse’s legendary #44s, along with defensive back and current assistant coach for the Orange, Steve Gregory, join other NFL players to support the Kristin’s Fund Gala on Saturday, March 11 at Turning Stone Resort Casino. 

Kristin’s Fund Gala, a star-studded evening to honor the life of Kristin Palumbo Longo will be held Saturday, March 11th, at Turning Stone Resort Casino at 7:00 p.m. This fundraising event for Kristin’s Fund will feature several VIP guests from the world of professional football, acclaimed author and activist, Tony Porter, and the first Kristin’s Fund Awards presentation.  
On September 28, 2009, Kristin, a mother of four and registered nurse, was killed by her husband in the ultimate act of domestic violence. Her siblings, Gina Pearce and Joseph Palumbo, founded Kristin’s Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, to focus on domestic violence awareness, education and prevention. “The Kristin’s Fund Gala gives us a chance to honor Kristin, while creating critical awareness and community collaboration to forward our mission and save lives,” Pearce said.

Kristin’s Fund Gala already garnered support from several VIP guests from the world of professional football, including: 
All-Pro Defensive End, Super Bowl Champion, Seattle Seahawks, Michael Bennett
Offensive Lineman for the Cleveland Browns, Joel Bitonio
Defensive Back for Syracuse Orange, San Diego Chargers, New England Patriots, and current Assistant Coach for the Syracuse Orange, Stephen Gregory
All-Pro Offensive Guard for the Arizona Cardinals, Michael Iupati
Syracuse legend and #44, Pro Football Hall of Famer and Halfback for the Denver Broncos, Floyd Little
All-Pro and Super Bowl Champion for the New Orleans Saints, Carl Nicks

“We are honored to be joined by our friends from the NFL along with Tony Porter, who is internationally recognized for his efforts to end violence against women,” Joe Palumbo said. “These men are role models and their participation sends a strong message, especially to young athletes, about respect for women and masculinity not being mutually exclusive.” 
The Gala will include special auction items, a beautiful diamond bangle raffle, live music by The Billionaires, dinner and cocktails. Sponsor opportunities include VIP access to an exclusive “pre-game” autograph signing event. For more information about sponsoring Kristin’s Fund Gala, visit or call Gina Pearce at 315-794-4792 or email Tickets are $125 each and can be purchased at or through a link on

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