The Joseph Maffeo Foundation

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Feel It .... Believe It .... Live It

Joseph Maffeo was a New York City firefighter whose life was tragically cut short on September 11, 2001. He was a hero to the people of New York, but more importantly, he was a hero to his family, and the people who knew and loved him. To them he was a hero not for the way he died, but rather for the way he lived. Joseph Maffeo made the world a better place, each and every day of his life, by giving of himself, by extending a helping hand, by displaying a smile, simply by his mere presence.

We have established this foundation to continue Joseph's legacy by keeping his spirit alive in those who knew him and breathing it into those who didn't. By doing this we hope to fill the void left in this world, when on September 11, 2001, Joseph, along with 342 fellow NYC firefighters and thousands of other individuals, lost their lives in a senseless act of hate.

Thank you to our Casino Night 2023 Honoree, NICU Benefactors, Event Sponsors, Attendees,
Big Bucks Raffle Ticket Holders, and Committee who made the evening such a success.

Casino Night 2024 is Already Being Planned

Saturday, March 16, 2024


Due to current health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, please be advised that CASINO NIGHT 2020, originally scheduled for Saturday, March 14th, is being POSTPONED until further notice. We will let you know of a new date as soon as possible!

All proceeds benefiting the Joseph Maffeo Foundation Children's Program at Staten Island University Hospital.

Casino Night honors Lou Tobacco and hits the jackpot, raising quarter of a million for the Maffeo Foundation


High rollers came out in droves Saturday evening to attend the Joseph Maffeo Foundation’s Casino Night, a charitable event that saw a recording breaking 600 guests in Nicotra’s Ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn.

And the stakes were high. Revelers raised a quarter of a million dollars for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Staten Island University Hospital in Maffeo’s name.

Maffeo Foundation | Founders and 2022 Honoree

Linda and Keith Manfredi, co-founders of the Maffeo Foundation, with honoree Lou Tobacco, center. (Courtesy/Steve White) Staten Island Advance

A Special Thank You to our NICU Benefactors

Together We're Doing Wonderful Things for the Children of Staten Island

Initiatives & Projects

The redesign & complete renovation of the entire Pediatric Unit

Pediatric Unit | Firehouse Playroom

Involvement in the pediatric unit of the Elizabeth A. Connelly Emergency & Trauma Center

Elizabeth A. Connelly Emergency & Trauma Center and the Regina M. McGinn, MD, Education Center

Support of the Florina Rusi - Marke Comprehensive Breast Center

Florina Rusi-Marke Comprehensive Breast Center

Our support of the Kids Against Cancer Pediatric Oncology Center

Kids Against Cancer Pediatric Oncology Center


2023 Casino Night Sponsors