(PRWEB) May 14, 2013
At its 2013 fundraising Gala and Reception, to be held on June 5th from 5:30 to 9:00 at the Garden City Hotel, ERASE Racism will be presenting its Corporate Leadership Award to Jobco Incorporated, one of New York’s most highly regarded real estate development, general construction and property management firms, for its commitment to increasing quality affordable housing on Long Island. Robert M. Pascucci, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jobco, will accept the award. Additionally, ERASE Racism will be presenting its Abraham Krasnoff Courage and Commitment Award to Kenneth I. Chenault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the American Express Company, who will be honored for his life-long dedication to creating racial justice and promoting racial diversity.
Jobco Incorporated was founded by Michael S. Puntillo in 1950 and incorporated in the State of New York in 1954. A family-run business since its inception, Jobco has completed hundreds of construction projects and has produced over ten thousand units of new or rehabilitated housing.
Jobco’s past client list includes the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the State of New York, the City of New York, Nassau County, various local government agencies, numerous public housing authorities, and a long and varied list of private clients.
Jobco is most proud of its long legacy of building government-assisted, low-income, and affordable housing communities that include senior and family rental and for-sale projects supported by federal and state agencies and local public housing authorities. Currently, Jobco manages and maintains a portfolio of affordable housing properties through its affiliate, JMI Management Company, Inc.
In anticipation of the June 5th event, Elaine Gross, President of ERASE Racism, said, “All of us connected with ERASE Racism are looking forward to this year’s benefit with enormous excitement. We expect that many of the friends and admirers of Mr. Chenault and Jobco Incorporated will want to join ERASE Racism in celebrating their exceptional accomplishments.”
In addition, Ms. Gross noted, “We are very proud to recognize Jobco Incorporated, known as a premier developer, renovator and manager of nondiscriminatory, affordable multi-family and senior homes on Long Island and elsewhere beyond our region.”
Information about the Gala can be obtained by visiting http://www.eraseracismny.org or calling 516-921-4863, ext. 17.
About ERASE Racism: ERASE Racism is a regional organization that leads public policy advocacy campaigns and related programmatic initiatives to promote racial equity in areas such as housing, public school education and healthcare. It engages in a variety of research, education and consulting activities to identify and address institutional and structural racism, primarily on Long Island.