Cushman & Wakefield ​| Commercial Property Southwest Florida​ makes generous donation to Junior Achievement
Angela Fisher, JA President/CEO; Gary Tasman, CPSWFL CEO & Principal Broker; Stephanie Hoffman, JA Director of Operations

Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Property Southwest Florida (CPSWFL), a leading full-service commercial property brokerage based in Fort Myers, has made a $10,000 donation to Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida (JA). The gift will support the JA Inspire program as well as the organization’s strategic support initiatives.

“I have personally been involved with Junior Achievement for many years and strongly believe in its mission to prepare young people for the future through personal and professional development and growth,” explained Gary Tasman, CEO and Principal Broker of CPSWFL. “The Inspire program specifically aims at helping middle school students become successful and independent adults.”

Junior Achievement’s national network of more than 240,000 volunteers help students make a connection between what they learn in school and the “business of life” – work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. Many members of the CPSWFL team volunteer their time with JA, and Tasman is a past president and member at large of the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida board of directors.

“Junior Achievement is one of about 25 local organizations we support because we believe in the work local nonprofits are doing to educate youth, strengthen our economy, and improve quality of life in our area,” said Tasman.

In 2020, CPSWFL contributed more than $45,000 to local and regional nonprofit organizations. The brokerage was recognized for its commitment to philanthropy in 2021 as Community Steward of the Year at the Industry Appreciation Awards, presented by the Lee County Economic Development Office, Horizon Council and Horizon Foundation.

Successfully launching in 2021, the JA Inspire program collectively provided more than 9,000 Collier and Lee students the unique opportunity to discover potential career paths and engage with local employers and high-wage and high-demand jobs. Students complete explorative lessons integrating work and career readiness, including a personalized career assessment, then attend an interactive virtual career expo, exposing them to various industries, career opportunities, and required education levels.

A comprehensive list of organizations CPSWFL supports can be viewed here: https://cpswfl.com/2020/12/03/shining-spotlight-philanthropy-corporate-giving/.

To learn more about Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Property Southwest Florida, please call 239-489-3600 or visit www.cpswfl.com.