The New York Knicks and Clorox Recognize FourBlock Founder Michael Abrams as the November 2021 Sweetwater Clifton ‘City Spirit’ Award Recipient with $5,000 Donation to FourBlock
Congratulations to FourBlock Founder Mike Abrams for being honored as the November 2021 Sweetwater Clifton ‘City Spirit’ Award recipient by the New York Knicks!
A special thanks to the Knicks and to their partners at Clorox for an incredible evening at the Knicks game on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 recognizing Mike, FourBlock, and the veteran community.
Reposted from The New York Knicks:
The Sweetwater Clifton ‘City Spirit’ Award pays tribute to local heroes who have made a significant difference in the lives of others. The award is named in honor of the late Knicks great, Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton, who was the first African-American to play for the Knickerbockers. Recipients of this award epitomize the same trailblazing characteristics of the Knicks Legend.
The New York Knicks and Clorox are honored to recognize Michael Abrams as the November 2021 City Spirit Award recipient. Michael is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. He has served for a total of 19 years, 8 of which included active duty. Following active duty, Michael enrolled in New York University’s Stern School of Business and graduated with an M.B.A. in Finance. Michael was frustrated by the lack of access veterans and military spouses had to business occupations and professions, so he founded The FourBlock Foundation. The Foundation provides veterans and military spouses with the necessary resources and tools to successfully achieve success in civilian careers following their service. The Foundation’s goal is to build and expand a national professional network that empowers veterans and military to establish professional connections, increase relationship-building opportunities, and grow career opportunities.
Programming includes a flagship Career Readiness Program for both veterans and military spouses, and an online career transition program. Due to FourBlock’s meaningful actions, veterans are leading organizations, launching innovative new ventures, and achieving new heights at top worldwide companies.
Under Michael’s leadership The FourBlock Foundation, which began with an inaugural class of 16 transitioning veterans in New York City, has now developed into a countrywide network of professionals striving to be leaders in their communities. The Foundation community now extends to over 3,000 members and 500 participating companies across the world including Tesla, Citi, Microsoft, and Boeing.
This November, the Knicks are honored to recognize Michael and his impactful work. A donation of $5,000 was awarded to FourBlock on behalf of Michael Abrams.