Giving back is at the foundation of our firm, especially in our beloved Jacksonville community. Here are just a few of the ways our firm and our employees actively support causes close to our hearts.
Big Brothers Big Sisters, 2019 – 2022
Annual JBA Young Lawyers Chili Cook-Off
Edwards & Ragatz participates annually in the JBA Young Lawyers Chili Cook-Off benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida (BBBSNEFL), is a mentoring organization that creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
Very Merry K9 Christmas, 2021
We celebrate the holidays by uplifting the organization K9s United. K9s United is committed to supporting and honoring K9 law enforcement officers who detect, protect and serve our communities by giving them the best equipment, amenities, and quality of life during and after their service, and memorializing those who give the ultimate sacrifice.
Feeding Northeast Florida, 2021
Food Drive Organizer
Feeding Northeast Florida is the largest, most efficient food bank serving Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam & St. Johns Counties. They work with retail partners, manufacturers, and farms to rescue high-quality food that would normally be wasted and transform it into meals for those in need. In November of 2021, E&R hosted a food drive and donated 161 lbs of food to FNF.
K9s for Warriors, 2021
Station Sponsor of the Inaugural Clay Shoot
K9s For Warriors hosted their first ever clay shoot and we were honored to be a Station Sponsor! Determined to end veteran suicide, K9s For Warriors is the nation’s largest provider of trained Service Dogs to military veterans suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma.
Dreams Come True, 2021
Our very own Michelle Martino sits on the Young Professionals Board.
Silver Sponsor, Dreams Come True Annual 5K
Dreams Come True is the First Coast’s only locally-based, wish granting organization dedicated to using the power of a dream to bring hope and joy to EVERY First Coast child battling a life-threatening illness. Since 1984, they have fulfilled the dreams of more than 4,000 children. No child is ever denied a dream and no child is ever placed on a waiting list.
American Cancer Society, 2021
Premier Sponsor of the Jacksonville RMWP Golf Tournament; Fundraisers
Real Men Wear Pink gives men a leadership role in the fight against breast cancer. Community leaders around the nation use the power of pink to raise awareness and money for the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer initiatives, including innovative research, patient services, and education around screenings and risk reduction.
Toys for Tots, 2020 – 2021
Edwards & Ragatz holiday Toy Collection Drive
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
Ronald McDonald House Charities®, 2022
Edwards & Ragatz holiday Toy Drive
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Jacksonville supports the health and well-being of children by providing lodging, meals, transportation and a community of care to critically ill children and their families who need to be near a hospital for treatment.
Hubbard House, 2018 – 2021
27th Annual Barbara Campbell Memorial Breakfast
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Barbara Ann Campbell Memorial Breakfast is a signature awareness and fundraising event for Hubbard House. Serving Duval and Baker Counties, Hubbard House, a full-service certified domestic violence center, has answered more than 101,500 hotline calls and sheltered more than 42,900 survivors and their children in its life-saving and life-changing 44-year history.
Rotary Club of South Jacksonville, 1987 – 2013
Tom Edwards, Board of Directors – 1997-1999; 2002-2003
Tom Edwards, Programs Chair – 1998
Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a non-political and non-religious organization.
United Way of Northeast Florida, 2000
Tom Edwards, Professional Division Chair – 2000
United Way of Northeast Florida is an affiliate of the Points of Light HandsOn Network. We are one of more than 200 innovative volunteer-mobilizing organizations that share a common mission, goals and approach. Points of Light’s network of volunteer action centers inspires, equips and mobilizes people to take action that changes the world.