Garth Roberts (President, Founder) Inspired by the selfless and heroic efforts of First Responders at the Boston Marathon in 2013 (and the Boston Fire Department in 2014), Garth initiated Provincetown First Responders Appreciation Month that honored 45 Boston EMS paramedics, EMTs, dispatchers, and their families. The success of his endeavors resulted in the formation of the non-profit HERO FUND AMERICA; Garth was honored with a special citation from Boston EMS for his response to the Marathon tragedy. In an effort to create more sustainable long-term outcomes for agencies, HFA helped co-create the Lower Cape Ambulance Endowment Fund in 2015. Back in his hometown, Garth established Run 4 The Hills for First Responders, a charitable run/walk committed to raising funds for regional Fire Departments, Rescue Squads & Law Enforcement departments. In 2016, HFA established the Hero Fund America Fund, a permanent charitable endowment fund (administered through the Oneida Herkimer Community Foundation in Utica, NY) that provides annual grants supporting education, training and equipment needs for emergency services departments throughout the U.S. Prior to Hero Fund America, Garth worked as a keyboardist & conductor in NYC & is the current co-owner of the American Hotel in Sharon Springs, NY.
“First Responders represent the highest and most selfless form of public service. It is these everyday heroes for which we dedicate this organization.”