COBA Widows' and Children's Fund
Before 1995, the old COBA gave nothing to spouses and children of those Correction Officers who died while on active duty with the New York City Department of Corrections. Then, in that year, COBA established the Widows’ & Children’s Fund to take care of those precious families. To date, the COBA Widows’ & Children Fund has raised over $100,000. Since 1996, the fund has aided over 95 families of deceased Correction Officers. To ensure the continued success of the Widows’ & Children’s Fund COBA has hosted the following Annual event:
Widows’ & Children’s Dinner Dance: created to support partners and children of our fallen comrades who will never be forgotten. This event has raised thousands of dollars to support the fund, distributing close to $1 Million since established in 1995.