Holland & Knight Raises $60,000 for Jacksonville Organizations Benefiting At-Risk Children
Jacksonville, Fla. – August 10, 2011 – On August 8, the Jacksonville office of Holland & Knight announced $60,000 in grants to 11 community organizations assisting at-risk children. The lawyers and staff in the firm's Jacksonville office contributed the money during the past year as a part of the Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation's Public and Charitable Service Local Donor Advised Fund, a fund raising campaign that was initiated in each of the firm's 18 offices throughout the U.S.
The office's Committee for the Public Good prepared and distributed grant applications and then met over three weeks to determine which organizations would receive the awards. Local organizations who will be receiving funds from the firm include:
- Community Connections
- Downtown Ecumenical Services Council
- Girls on the Run of Northeast Florida
- Grand Park Athletic Association
- ICare - Restorative Justice Program
- Jewish Family & Community Services
- Mental Health America
- Museum of Science & History (MOSH)
- R.V. Daniels Elementary School
- Waste Not Want Not
“The past three years have been devastating to the entire nonprofit sector and just as we were beginning to see a ray of sunshine, the most recent stock market drop has left us wondering if we are headed into another recession. In the midst of the chaos, Holland & Knight's unexpected generous donation brings hope for the future," said Greg Frazier, the Chief Development Officer of Community Connections of Jacksonville, a local charity that has been supporting women and children struggling with homelessness and related hardships for 100 years.
At a luncheon during which the grants were announced, Holland & Knight Partner Suzanne Judas, who serves as Chair of the Committee for Public Good, stated, "The Holland & Knight family has long been associated with helping people in the communities where we practice. We are incredibly proud and excited to be able to support these organizations which are near to our hearts and vital to our community."