Who We Are

The family and friends of John founded the John J. Fiore Memorial Golf Tournament in 2009 (incorporated as The John Fiore Foundation in 2019) as a way to honor his memory after he passed away on Flight 3407 in Clarence, New York on February 12, 2009. 

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John dedicated his life to his family and his country, spending 30 years serving the United States in both the Marine Corps and the Air Force He fought for our freedom in Vietnam, Desert Storm and had 2 tours of duty in the Iraqi War. John retired from active duty as Chief Master Sergeant in 2006  and was due to retire from his civilian career at Washington Mills in 2011. 

Our hero continues to be sorely missed. John always had a special place in his heart for children, having spearheaded fundraisers for Children's Hospital and various local organizations.  We have been able to raise $241,800 in our first eleven years for the Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo. In addition, we've raised $56,215 for local families in need. That brings our eleven year grand total to $294,415. The family and friends of John thank everyone that has played a role in our success, we couldn't do it without the love and support of so many wonderful people.


Ron Aughtmon

President and Co-Founder

Dana Hartman

Treasurer and Co-Founder

Diane Aughtmon


The John Fiore Foundation is recognized as a public foundation under Internal Revenue Codes section 509(a), a public operating foundation under Internal Revenue Code 4942(j)(3) and has 501(c)(3) status.