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We Climb For…

The FDNY Foundation is proud to partner with SL Green Realty Corp. for the 2nd Annual FDNY Foundation Climb to SUMMIT at One Vanderbilt in New York City on Sunday, April 21, 2024. Climbers will race up 1,100 feet in the sky to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt to highlight the importance of physical fitness for the brave FDNY firefighters, EMTs and paramedics who are always ready to respond at a moment’s notice. Funds raised will help purchase stair climbers for FDNY firehouses and EMS stations.


The Climb by the Numbers

Date of the climb - April 21, 2024
Location of the Climb – One Vanderbilt
How High You Will Climb – 1,100 Feet

Every Step Counts!

Recently, firefighters had to run up 21 flights of stairs donning full bunker gear weighing upwards of 60 lbs. in 70+ degree weather to rescue families trapped in a fire in a high-rise building as the elevators were inoperable. After such a strenuous climb, they then executed a lifesaving roof rope rescue on the outside of the building to save the occupants. Timing, training and physical fitness all played an integral part of the success of this life-saving incident. Your climb will help purchase stair climbers for FDNY firehouses and EMS stations.


How it Works...

Once you register, you will automatically become an Individual Fundraiser.  Your $100 entry fee will go toward the $400 minimum fundraising requirement. You will have until April 14, 2024, to complete your fundraising.  Should a portion of the minimum not be raised by the deadline, the credit card that was used to register will be charged the difference.

You can also choose to be part of a team by joining an existing team or creating a new team.  All fundraising will go toward an individual’s fundraising goal but just as fire response teams work together in the line of duty, so too will the fundraising efforts of each climber work to support their team’s fundraising initiative. 

Click the Sign-Up button to join us!



If your company is interested in sponsoring, please reach out to Greg Insana from the FDNY Foundation at:

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is a masterful blend of art, technology, architecture, and thrills. The SUMMIT experience includes 30,375 square feet of mirrors providing the sensation of boundless space and the world’s largest external glass-bottomed elevators, Ascent. Each guest has a unique personal journey of emotion and discovery while visiting SUMMIT. No two visits are alike.

Top Individuals

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Matt DiLiberto

$29,351.00 raised of $25,000.00

NYFAA with Kay Lee & Charles Joyce

$6,295.00 raised of $300.00


Arie Fischman

$2,945.00 raised of $300.00

Rama Santayana

$2,330.00 raised of $300.00



$2,065.00 raised of $300.00

Top Teams (13)

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SL Green Realty Corp.

$7,502.00 raised of $8,000.00


FDNY Foundation Associate Board

$4,600.00 raised of $4,000.00



$2,940.00 raised of $4,000.00


The Fit Fam

$1,905.00 raised of $800.00

New Hope Eagle Fire Co

$1,716.00 raised of $1,600.00


Raised of $0


One Vanderbilt Avenue is Midtown’s most important commercial development in the 21st century. With 54 office floors and over 1.6 million RSF, it offers the perfect combination of prestige, location and scale for important corporations doing business in New York.

SL Green Realty Corp., Manhattan’s largest office landlord, is a fully integrated real estate investment trust, or REIT, that is focused primarily on acquiring, managing and maximizing value of Manhattan commercial properties. As of September 30, 2023, the Company held interests in 59 buildings totaling 32.5 million square feet. This included ownership interests in 28.8 million square feet of Manhattan buildings and 2.8 million square feet securing debt and preferred equity investments.

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