About Us


Carl V. Bini

An 18 year veteran New York City Firefighter assigned to Rescue 5 in Staten Island, who lost his life on September 11th, 2001. The Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund was created in Carl’s memory to honor him and to continue his lifelong belief of helping others.

The Bini Fund supports the community through scholarships, emergency grants and special needs assistance. The fund is uniquely positioned to adapt to the changing needs of communities, especially in times of crisis.

Some of the Fund’s programs include fundraisers such as Bikers For Bini, our Golf Outing, Back to the Beach in conjunction with the Staten Island Borough President and our Annual Winter Bash.

Additional initiatives include The Bini Basketball League, providing scholarships, and capital improvements such as our renovation of the cafeteria at P.S. 37.


Since its inception, the organization has allocated more than $150,000 in scholarships alone to the local community. What began as a means by which to honor a fallen hero, has since evolved into a household name among Staten Island non-profits. In fact, a recent Attorney General Report listed the Bini Fund as having the biggest growth in Sandy Relief efforts vs. annual revenue. We are unique in that we can adapt to service the needs of our community at a moments notice. Examples include our funding a burn unit at Staten Island University Medical Center raising funds for local families whenever devastation strikes, and bringing the original Rescue 5 Firetruck, decommissioned after 9/11, back to New York for the first time since the attacks.


Our organization is humbled to have received numerous community service awards for its works from organizations such as the YMCA, Boy Scouts of America, Rotary Club Organizations, and more. However, we are most honored to have been listed as Number 1 in a Huffington Post Article Titled 9 Ways 9/11 Inadvertently Sparked Good in the World.


The Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund is proud that its leadership is comprised completely of volunteers. From its President to its Board of Directors, the organization is able to put back roughly .90 cents of every dollar donated directly into the hands of those who need it most.



Massimo DiDonna  - Chairman & President . .
Massimo DiDonna
Chairman & President
Christine Bini  Board Member  - Executive VP & Treasurer . .
Christine Bini Board Member
Executive VP & Treasurer
Desiree Bini  Board Member  - Executive VP & Secretary. .
Desiree Bini Board Member
Executive VP & Secretary

The Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund Advisory Board Members

  • Anthony Gerardi
  • Anthony Rapacciuolo
  • Benny Umbra
  • Bill Spezia
  • Celia Iervasi
  • Cosmo Parelli
  • Frank D’Amato
  • Frank Provenzano
  • Fred DiGiovanni
  • Gerald Amerosi Jr
  • Gerald Amerosi Sr
  • James Thomson Esq.
  • Joe Esposito
  • John J. Barbieri
  • John Tardy
  • Joseph Ferrara
  • Maria Scalise
  • Mario Gallucci Esq.
  • Mary O’Leary
  • Michael Scarimbolo
  • Mike Gregorio
  • Pat Parelli
  • Richard Vomero
  • Rich Grado
  • Robert G. Johnson Jr
  • Robert Zarrilli
  • Sal Adragna
  • Steve Argentine
  • Theresa Merola
  • Vinny Bonomi
  • Vinny Parelli