American Global News

October 23, 2023

David Marino, COO & Group President of American Global, was recently celebrated as the 2023 Honoree at the Maurer Foundation’s annual Pink Diamond Gala. The gala, which serves as one of the Foundation’s major fundraising events, was held on October 13th at the Garden City Hotel.

As this year’s honoree, David led fundraising efforts to benefit The Maurer Foundation, established by Dr. Virginia E. Maurer more than 30 years ago. The Foundation is dedicated to saving lives through breast health education, focusing on breast cancer prevention, risk reduction and healthy lifestyle choices.

Their mission is one that hit close to home for Marino, whose wife, Karen, is herself, a breast cancer survivor. David’s daughter, Kristina—who presented the official award to her father—also played a role in that story. It was she who urged her mother to further investigate the results of a recent mammogram, after attending a breast cancer education class at school, presented by The Maurer Foundation.

To hear more about their poignant and important story, which was recorded by Connoisseur Media and is being aired on local radio stations throughout October as part of their “Radio for a Cure” series, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, visit:

The event was an overwhelming success, attended by nearly 300 guests including many family and friends of the honoree, as well as Maurer Foundation gala committee members, board members and supporters. Together, their collective efforts raised $341,000 for the organization.

David remarked, “It was a terrific evening, made possible by the hard work of many. I am grateful for the generosity of clients, partners, colleagues, friends and family, who helped make the event a financial success to ensure that The Maurer Foundation can continue its important mission.”

Susan Samaroo, Executive Director of The Maurer Foundation added, “David Marino is a sincere, genuine and humble gentleman, who epitomizes what we look for in an honoree. He and his team at American Global truly went above and beyond in support of breast health education.”

For more information about The Maurer Foundation’s mission or to make a donation, please visit:


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