About our founder

Gregory Bender is the Founder/President/CEO of Anonymous Alerts, LLC mobile reporting system. Bender previously launched K12 Alerts® emergency messaging systems after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centers, which is used by schools, corporations and higher education throughout the United States.

Bender has over 18 years of school emergency preparedness and communications, threat assessment, business development, startups, web and mobile application development experience. Mr. Bender is a triple U.S. patent inventor and owner of three international patents. In 2008, Bender won the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award from the New York City Greater Chamber of Commerce. Bender is also the co-author of The Professional Services Firm Bible (published by John Wiley and Sons), a comprehensive guide for mid-sized firms on every aspect of operations.

How we got started


A kid who was half Mr. Bender’s size bullied him as a student at Saint David’s Elementary School. After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 14, 2012, Bender was additionally inspired and driven to improve school safety and eliminate school tragedies and bullying worldwide. On February 7, 2013 he officially launched Anonymous Alerts with the Dobbs Ferry school district in New York.
Anonymous Alerts® empowers students to help themselves and others by reporting sensitive student issues and safety concerns quickly while establishing anonymous 2-way communications® with school officials. Using the mobile app, students can attach a photo, social media screenshot or video with their text description.

Throughout the nation, thousands of educational institutions, organizations, healthcare, and public safety agencies use the patented and award-winning Anonymous Alerts® incident reporting app and Smart Button® instant panic button app to protect millions of students, faculty, and employees.