Angelo Mazzone to Receive 3rd Annual John Walsh Award
On Friday October 30, 2015, the Capital Region office of Missing & Exploited Children will be presenting renowned restaurateur and caterer Angelo Mazzone with this year's John Walsh Award. The John Walsh Award recognizes an individual who has exhibited a long-standing and significant impact on NCMEC’s mission to prevent the abduction and exploitation of children in the Capital Region. The local nonprofit is proud to recognize this individual who has proven time and again his commitment to the mission, and steadfastly given much support to the fundraising efforts over the years, enabling the dream of a local NCMEC office to become a reality.
The first annual John Walsh Award was presented on Thursday October 24, 2013 during the 6th Annual Halloween Gala to Mike Giovanone, a well-known Colonie-based longtime business owner of Concord Pools and Spa. Mr. Giovanone has been a benefactor and supporter of NCMEC’s local efforts from its inception here in 2008. He is a founding member of NCMEC’s Capital Region Advisory Board, an active solicitor for the organization’s fundraising efforts, and a very generous contributor of his time and money. He consistently helps to raise community awareness of NCMEC’s mission and has shown tremendous dedication to the protection of children.
The second recipient of the John Walsh Award was David Fallon, a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He was presented with the award on Friday October 24, 2014 at the 7th annual masquerade gala. SA Fallon joined the FBI in May 1991. Since 1998, Special Agent (SA) Fallon has exclusively investigated crimes against children cases, particularly missing and abducted children, Internet sexual predators and commercial child exploitation. He is the case agent for FBI Albany’s Child Exploitation Task Force and is the team leader for the FBI’s Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Team. SA Fallon is also a 19-year veteran of FBI Albany’s SWAT Team. SA Fallon lectures frequently to various public, private, government and law enforcement groups regarding crimes against children, Internet safety, and Internet sexual predators.
Be sure to join us at the 8th Annual Masquerade Gala to benefit the Capital Region office of Missing & Exploited Children, when we will be presenting our third John Walsh Award to Angelo Mazzone. For ticket information, please visit our Event Brite page.