Support for the family of Manny Ortiz


We have received a matching donation from Kitty VanBortel. Each dollar of your donation is matched by Kitty (up to $17,000). Please donate and realize each dollar you do adds $2 to reach our goal of $50,000.

We are so appreciative of Kitty's donation and extreme generosity. Kitty is a member of our community being a leading Subaru and Ford dealer.


We are saddened at the passing of Officer Manny Ortiz, a 22 year veteran of the Rochester Police Department, in a tragic accident on Saturday, November 2. Ortiz served in the Community Affairs Bureau as a crime prevention officer and was well known in the community.

Officer Ortiz leaves behind a fiancee and three children. The military, the police department, the sheriff's office, or the fire department. These are all people defending us, protecting us, When something tragic happens to them - there are two things we need to do. We honor them, but also make sure that we're taking care of their families the way they took care of our families.

We welcome you to contribute to support his family financially in this time of need. 

Manuel "Manny" Ortiz (1967-2019, RPD 1997-2019)
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 21 mos
  • Jennifer Dowdall 
    • $50 
    • 22 mos
  • Constance Palone 
    • $25 
    • 22 mos
  • John Fuest 
    • $100 
    • 26 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 26 mos
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Fundraising team (2)

Aaron Newman 
Raised $325 from 5 donations
Rochester, NY
Rochester Police Foundation Inc 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
Tim Tompkins 
Team member