Southwest Fla. – President and CEO of Halfacre Construction Company, Jack Cox, awarded the John J. Cox Community Partner Award to Goodwill Manasota at the Sarasota Economic Development Corporation Annual Meeting.
The award is in honor of Jack Cox’s late father John, who was a leading pioneer and proponent of economic development. Cox recognized the connection between thriving non-profit and civic organizations and the local economy.
“Giving back to the community is a legacy that was instilled in me by my father at a very earlyage,” said Cox. “It wasn’t something that he just thought about from time to time – it was a commitment that he dedicated himself to throughout his life and his career. It’s something that we take very seriously at Halfacre Construction. We are proud to present this award to Goodwill Manasota, an organization forming collaborative initiatives that are setting an example for other organizations in our community, our nation and the world. They are putting people to work, helping our nation’s servicemen and women, and doing important work to support this region’s economy,” he said.
The John J. Cox Community Partner of the Year Award recognizes a non-profit organization that contributes to economic development by improving the area’s quality of life through its programs, services and mission.
“We are honored to be recognized for the important work we are doing in this community every day,” said Bob Rosinsky, president and CEO of Goodwill Manasota. “We have one of the best teams in the nation and we continually strive to develop and nurture alliances with federal, state and local partners to make our community better.”
About Goodwill Manasota: Goodwill Industries Manasota, Inc., is an industry-leading, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit business that changes lives through the power of work. Goodwill Manasota assists people with disabilities and barriers to employment and provides services to more than 12,000 people throughout the region every year. As a pioneer in the reduce-reuse-recycle movement, Goodwill keeps more than 34 million pounds out of area landfills each year. The organization accomplishes its mission through a network of Good Neighbor Centers in Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee and DeSoto counties and through its Mission Development Services (MDS) throughout North America. For more than 30 years, Goodwill Manasota has provided much-neededopportunities to people through a variety of programs and initiatives, including Job Connection, JobsPlus, Supported JobsPlus, the HomeBuyer’s Club, White Glove Services, Good Neighbor Program, the Ambassadors Program, and the American Veterans and Their Families Initiative. These programs are funded through the sale of donated goods, business partnerships and individual philanthropy. Tax-deductible donations to Goodwill Manasota can be made at www.ExperienceGoodwill.org.
About Halfacre Construction: As the area’s oldest, most established, locally-owned and operated private commercial construction company, Halfacre’s foundational strengths stand as evidence that its commercial and industrial construction projects will be delivered on time, within budget, with the utmost integrity and with the expertise and financial strength needed for success. President Jack Cox serves as president of the Suncoast Charities for Children and is an appointed member of the Probable Cause Panel of the Construction Industry Licensing Board for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Halfacre Construction also offers its expertise as a green building provider with the resources available to build viable, effective alternatives to reduce energy consumption and preserve natural resources. Staff includes U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) certified professionals who have demonstrated proficiency in green building practices and who possess a thorough grasp of the LEED GreenBuilding Rating System.
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