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Goodwill Manasota Names Adams and Reese “Company of the Year”

5/6/2014

Goodwill Manasota announced that the law firm of Adams and Reese has been selected as “Company of the Year” at the organization’s annual Ambassador luncheon held at Michael’s on East on May 5th. In addition to the company award, Adams and Reese Sarasota Office Partner in Charge Jason Gaskill was honored as “Goodwill Manasota Super Hero.”

“It is a tremendous honor for our firm to receive the Company of the Year award, and we are very proud of our partnership with Goodwill Manasota,” said Adams and Reese Sarasota office Partner in Charge Jason Gaskill. “This award is a testament of our employees’ contributions to the community and their amazing willingness to always give back to those less fortunate.”

Throughout the year, Adams and Reese partners with Goodwill Manasota on various community projects. This past Christmas, Adams and Reese helped finance Christmas to a local Sarasota family in need, raising money and purchasing gifts for a single mother and her four children, ranging from ages 4 to 12. The Adams and Reese Sarasota office’s fundraising provided the family with Christmas gifts, stockings, gingerbread house, complete holiday dinner, and a Christmas tree with all the decorations.

Gaskill serves as an active Ambassador with Goodwill Manasota.

Goodwill Manasota honored 23 outstanding ambassadors at its annual Ambassador luncheon. Since the program’s inception in 2011, Goodwill Ambassadors have been building awareness of Goodwill Manasota's mission, programs and initiatives through speaking engagements at area service clubs, faith-based organizations, and professional and youth groups.

In 2013, Goodwill Manasota served more than 16,000 people, placed 537 people in jobs and assisted 329 veterans as they reintegrated back into the civilian workforce. Goodwill Manasota’s economic impact back to the community is worth $39.3 million.

Goodwill Manasota is one of several organizations that is a part of the Adams and Reese HUGS (Hope, Understanding, Giving and Support) employee volunteer and corporate philanthropy program, which donates financial resources and volunteer hours to more than 200 community organizations in need across the law firm's regional footprint in seven states.