April 28, 2016 – For the second year in a row, Bass Dunklin was a proud bronze-level sponsor of the 2016 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Foundation Spring Luncheon. Held each spring, this non-profit luncheon kick-starts the annual CMPD fundraising efforts. Established in 2004 by local business and civic leaders, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Foundation works to strengthen Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department services and to promote public safety in Charlotte, North Carolina. An independent, non-profit 501c3 organization, CMPF dedicates their efforts to assuring safer neighborhoods and highly skilled and equipped police through better technology, education and programming. With tax-deductible donations, they provide the tools and training needed for a cutting-edge police force. CMPF coordinates events that not only raise much-needed police department funds, but bring the community together.
This year, the Foundation welcomed General Martin E. Dempsey as the 2016 Spring Luncheon Keynote Speaker. General Martin E. Dempsey served as the 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In this capacity, he served as the principal military adviser to the President, the secretary of defense and the National Security Council. By law, he served as the nation’s highest-ranking military officer. Prior to becoming chairman, the general served as the Army’s 37th chief of staff. More info here at the CMPF website.