Very Generous Donation Received From Martie Moss & Paul Rubin

Paul Rubin, Martie Moss, former Chief Bernadette DiPino, Jeff Birnbach
From left to right: Paul Rubin, Martie Moss, former Chief Bernadette DiPino, and SPF President Jeff Birnbach.

The Sarasota Police Foundation recently announced receipt of a significant donation from Ms. Martie Moss and Mr. Paul Rubin, both residents of Sarasota.  The couple gifted $100,000 to the Sarasota Police Foundation in support of the Sarasota Police Department and law enforcement.

The funds will be used to develop new officer safety and wellness initiatives as well as for the creation of an annual Officer of the Year award to recognize outstanding officer service to the community.

During a recent gifting ceremony, Mr. Rubin, an acclaimed economist, cited the need for strong law enforcement to protect local investment and businesses in the community. He cited effective law enforcement as an essential element of a strong economy and a high quality of life for the city’s residents. Rubin urged others in the community to donate and support our police. “Knowing that people like you support us and want to help us do a good job within our community is appreciated more than I can even express,” said former Chief DiPino. Officer wellness and safety is vital to the success of the Sarasota Police Department and vital to the officers, their families, and the critical role they serve the community.