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UPA is Proud to Support the Tunnel to Towers Foundation New York Golf Classic

The tragic events of 9/11/2001 will never be forgotten, along with the extraordinary demonstrations of courage and self-sacrifice by its heroes- the first responders. That was the wellspring of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, whose events raise funds to assist firefighters, police officers, veterans injured on the job, and families impacted by a loss. On May 20th, 2024, there will be a great opportunity to support New York first responders and their families by participating in the annual Tunnel to Towers Foundation New York Golf Classic. Held at the Lake Success Golf Club, this day of giving back includes a round of golf at this historic Gold Coast course, followed by a sumptuous dinner and a live auction at the Clubhouse.

Philip Maltaghati, CEO of United Public Adjusters & Appraisers, notes that the entire proceeds from this year’s Golf Classic and Auction will benefit the son of slain NYPD Detective Jonathan Diller, specifically to support his education. As one of the event sponsors, Philip Maltaghati along with the other golf committee members, John Rafferty, Don Gelestino, Thomas J. Grech, Walter Sanchez, Marty Cottingham, George Schmidt, and Joseph Del Duca urges you to participate and to show your support for this noble cause.

Date: Monday May 20th, 2024
Location: Lake Success Golf Club
Golf & Dinner: $450 per person
Veterans, First Responders, & Military: Golf and Dinner is $400 per person
Dinner only: $250 per person


The Tunnel to Towers Foundation honors Stephen Siller, a Brooklyn firefighter who was about to play a round of golf after his shift when news reached him that a plane had hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Siller retrieved his gear but could not drive through the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel to the scene, and he then strapped his equipment on his back and raced through the tunnel to the site. Sadly, Siller was among the 343 firefighters lost that day in the line of duty.

This annual outing is so much more than just a golf event- it is an opportunity to support a great cause, and the chance to meet heroes from our greater New York community. For seasoned golfers, as well as those interested in supporting an important cause, we know you will experience something truly special, moving, and memorable on Monday, May 20th, 2024.

Please go to to purchase tickets for this most worthy cause. Philip Maltaghati, CEO of United Public Adjusters & Appraisers, the sponsors and committee members thank everyone for their show of support and look forward to seeing you at the event!



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