PHOENIX, Ariz. (August 23, 2011) - Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC, a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is pleased to announce that the Jennings Strouss Foundation (JS Foundation) received the ICARECORPS Partnership Award from Gateway School for the 2010-2011 school year. The award was presented at the Creighton District Recognition Awards Celebration at Creighton School in Phoenix on Wednesday, August 17th.
"We are very grateful and appreciative for the support of the Jennings Strouss Foundation. There are so many families who benefit from the generosity of firm and its employees," stated Nancy Uxa, principal of Gateway Elementary School. "Every donation they make goes a long way in helping our students have a brighter future."
Gateway School is a primary school in the Creighton School District, serving over 850 students in grades kindergarten through 8. Gateway has a 98 percent minority enrollment, with 90 percent of the students on the free or reduced fee lunch program.
"On behalf of the JS Foundation and the employees of Jennings Strouss, I am delighted to accept this award. We are pleased to partner with Gateway Elementary School and the Creighton School District on projects that benefit the students of Gateway. Our projects have brought much satisfaction to those in association with Jennings Strouss and we hope that our efforts have aided in the school's educational goals," said Janet B. Hutchison, JS Foundation President and an attorney in the Phoenix office of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon.
The JS Foundation was established to accommodate the desire many Jennings, Strouss & Salmon employees had to give back to the community. While many contribute their own personal resources to worthy causes, they felt that the need to make a more significant impact by as group to address issues in underserved communities. This goal was achieved through the formation of the foundation, which has maximized employees' efforts and allowed the firm to express its commitment to community through social responsibility and philanthropic causes.
The current focus of the JS Foundation is to meet the educational needs of disadvantaged individuals, adults and/or children, in the communities in which the firm operates. This goal is reached through the collective efforts - whether financial, in-kind donation, or volunteer work - of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon employees, families and friends.
The JS Foundation's mission is to not only serve the immediate needs of its beneficiaries, but to also pave the way towards a better future for all.