Congratulations to our partner, Mark Surprenant, the recipient of The Loving Cup 2012 for his pro bono legal work and selfless volunteerism.
The Loving Cup has been awarded by The Times-Picayune since 1901 to men and women who have worked unselfishly for the community without expectation of public recognition or material reward. Past Loving Cup recipients include the likes of Archbishop Philip Hannan, A.B. Freeman, Leah Chase, Norman Francis, Tommy Cvitanovich and Bill Goldring.
Since the beginning of his legal career, Mark has been dedicated to community service, founding HUGS — the firm’s corporate philanthropy program in 1988 — and in 2000, he established CA&RE — the firm’s official pro bono program. Mark is also the Co-Founder of SOLACE, Inc. (Support of Lawyers/Legal Personnel All Concern Encouraged). SOLACE is a statewide volunteer organization with more than 6,000 volunteers.
Mark is also heavily involved in the Pro Bono Project and St. Andrew’s Village. Throughout his career, he has continued to assist those in the community who have experienced some significant, potentially life-changing event in their lives and are in need of help, and Mark has served as a tremendous role model for all our attorneys and employees here at Adams and Reese.