Sirote & Permutt Wins "2013 Communitas Award" for Community Partnership Initiative
Sirote Supports, an initiative of the Sirote & Permutt law firm, was honored to be named the winner of a 2013 Communitas Award, which seeks to recognize exceptional businesses, organizations and individuals for their excellence in community service and corporate social responsibility. Sirote Supports, which was developed as a way to support the charities and nonprofits of the firm that strengthen and positively impact the community in arts, education and healthcare, was an innovative approach to the tradition of charitable support that brings Sirote lawyers, employees, clients and nonprofits together to create maximum impact.
“The www.SiroteSupports.com that averages 1.4 bylined articles published per week. These articles are written by the lawyers and employees of the firm. The website also includes a community calendar, photo gallery and video gallery, and has received widespread praise from the nonprofit community.
The Communitas Awards is an outgrowth of the pro-bono recognition program of the AMCP, an organization consisting of thousands of creative professionals from corporate communication departments, advertising agencies, public relations firms and production companies that honors creative achievement and fosters partnerships with charities and community organizations.
“Sirote & Permutt is thrilled to be named a 2013 Communitas Award winner for our efforts in helping to promote nonprofits and community service,” says Sirote & Permutt CEO John Cooper. “We have always believed that our success is intertwined with the success and prosperity of the communities in which our lawyers live and practice law, which is why we give back to our community and bring attention to well-deserving nonprofits and the incredible work they do in the community. It is an honor to be commended by AMCP for this award.”
“Sirote Supports is really a natural evolution of what our founders instilled as a fundamental principle of this firm, and that is serving the community,” says Lenora Pate, shareholder and chair of Sirote’s health law group. “There is such an electric, contagious spirit in the firm – all due to Sirote Supports.”
Communitas nominees are evaluated based on the extent and effectiveness of their programs as well as the size and potential scope of the nominee. A complete list of Communitas Award winners may be found on its website at www.communitasawards.com.