A unique tradition of families helping families.

Frank J. Battaglia, a former Baltimore Police Department officer who was Commissioner of the Department from 1981-1984, understood that daily police work is stressful and that an unexpected personal emergency could create an overwhelming situation for police personnel and their families. So, in 1982, Commissioner Battaglia called upon a group of civilians — personal friends, colleagues and members of prominent families in the Baltimore community — to devise a way to help active police personnel when they experience off-duty financial hardships. This independent body, consisting of business owners, philanthropists, and community leaders, formed the Frank J. Battaglia Signal 13 Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization.

Current and past members of this passionate, dedicated group of people striving to make the communities we serve — Baltimore and beyond — a better place, include:

FOUNDER
Commissioner Frank J. Battaglia
1913-1999

PRESIDENT
Bill Hooper

VICE-PRESIDENT
Guy Matricciani

SECRETARY
Sean O’Conor

TREASURER
Kevin E Wesner

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Barbara M. Brandner

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Leonard J. Attman
Frank D. Boston, III, Esq.
Stuart M. Brooks
Barb Clapp
Lee Corrigan
Karin DeFrancis
*Gregory A. Devou
L. Scott Donahoo
John B. Franzone
Marc J. Gentile, Esq.
J. P. Grant
John B. Harmon, Jr.

*William L. Jews
Dan Joerres
Lawrence E. Julio
*Martin G. Knott, Jr.
*Pamela W. Lapides
Kip Mandris
Pete Mathews
Lou Mazzulli
Greg McCrickard
Michael McDaniel
David Oros
Bill Paterakis
H. Frances Reaves
Wayne Resnick
Kevin Rochlitz
Henry A. Rosenberg
Karen Schuster
Steve Sibel
Jim Streett
Jimmy Stavrakis
Alessandro Vitale
John Vontran
*Paul G. Wood

 

EMERITUS
Joseph A DeFrancis
*Richard A. Grossi
Carl T. Julio
Terry B. Nolan
James P. O’Conor
*Martin R. Resnick
Vickie Rosellini
*George L. Russell, Jr.
*Hanan Sibel
FOUNDING MEMBERS
(deceased)
*Henry J. Knott, Jr.
*Jay Matricciani
John Paterakis
Clarisse B. Mechanic

EX-OFFICIO
Police Commissioner

POLICE DEPARTMENT LIAISON
Police Officer Gerard A. Heid (Retired)