We have a tradition in our firm of emphasizing community service. Our employees and our firm have made a commitment to help support those who need assistance. Each year during the holidays, our firm makes a monetary donation to a charity in each city where we have an office. Our employees supplement that donation with their own monetary or food donations. We remain committed to support the communities throughout the state of Florida where we practice. We thank our employees and our clients for putting us in a position to help whenever we can.
La Cava Jacobson & Goodis Sponsor Holiday Fashion Show with proceeds benefiting St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital.
NICU AngelEye Live-Streaming – Lights, Camera, Baby!
Giving birth is one of life’s most extraordinary experiences, but for parents who need to leave their babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, it can be very stressful and leave emotions in a disarray.
Funding from the 2021 Holiday Fashion Show will help provide new video streaming technology called AngelEye. This state-of-the-art communications system allows parents to monitor their baby through an app on their phone, giving them peace of mind when they cannot be at the hospital. High resolution wireless cameras—complete with night vision—transmit live video of the baby securely to the parents’ personal device of choice and can be accessed by family and friends with permission anywhere in the world that has internet access.
This real-time interaction updates parents, shares vital information and creates memorable moments with their baby. The nurse maintains primary control and can manage the streaming when providing care or treatment. This device also allows private communication between the nurse and the mother to send updates on such things as weight gain and breastmilk volume. These benefits help by reducing separation anxiety, encouraging bonding, assisting in breast milk production, increasing family engagement and providing a sense of control to the mothers who often feel a great loss of control when they have an infant in the NICU.
La Cava Jacobson & Goodis was proud to sponsor The Givens Back Foundation’s Annual Blitzball Tournament on January 3, 2021 to benefit Inner City Baseball, a Tampa baseball organization run by Mychal Givens, a Tampa native and current pitcher for the MLB Colorado Rockies. Inner City Baseball provides access to sports and the teaching of charitable giving and life lessons for all children, including those who would not otherwise have access to organized sports. Benjamin Mallin, who is the son of our own Attorney Karen Mallin, is a player on the 12 year old Inner City Baseball team. In his own words, Benjamin explains: “The Inner City Baseball teams are made up of players like me who are very fortunate and also players who are less fortunate from all over Tampa. All of us come together for baseball practice and tournaments, and we also do charitable things together during the year, like giving away turkeys at Thanksgiving and giving presents to children at Christmas. My mom and dad like me playing Inner City Baseball because I have fun while I learn and give, and I really love it too. I think all kids should be able to play baseball like I do because it’s challenging and fun. It’s expensive to buy uniforms and equipment, and it is expensive to go to tournaments. Helping Inner City Baseball helps a less fortunate kid get to love baseball like I do.”
It is really uplifting when we are able to help members of our communities who are less fortunate. For those struggling to keep the lights on and food in the fridge, our donations go a long way, especially during the holidays. We thank our employees and our clients for putting us in a position to help when we can.
Charities the firm and our employees are supporting this year:
La Cava Jacobson & Goodis is proud to support the LPGA Amateur Golf Association. The LPGA Amateurs offers a welcoming golf community for all women to learn to play, play better, have fun and make friends.
Hands Across the Bay proudly features an annual fundraiser each October, Tampa Bay’s Dancing with the Stars! It is one of the Bay Area’s most highly anticipated, sold out, spectacular shows to benefit Hands Across the Bay and other local charitable organizations doing notable work in the community. Tampa Bay’s Dancing with the Stars is Hands Across the Bay’s signature event and the funds raised are used to provide assistance all year long.
We are proud to support Tampa Bay’s Dancing with the Stars 2019 event and Hands Across the Bay for their continued efforts and dedication of improving the quality of life in Tampa Bay!
Louis J. La Cava
La Cava & Jacobson, P.A. is a proud sponsor of Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office 24th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. All proceeds benefit the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches. The Foundation contributes to the success of youth boys and girls across the state by providing educational, leadership, and life skill programs.
LA CAVA & JACOBSON, P.A. in Tampa recently participated in the St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation’s annual “Christmas in July” Donation Drive. This is the third year that La Cava & Jacobson employees volunteered at the Christmas in July toy and donation drive to help collect and process toys. The donations of this amazing, heart-filled event help to provide recreation, developmental play and play therapy for very special children during their hospital stays.
La Cava & Jacobson, P.A. is a proud sponsor of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation, and looks forward to continuing to do its part to bring “comfort and joy” to these remarkable children in our community.
La Cava & Jacobson, P.A. was proud to help sponsor the 29th Annual Tampa Kiwanis Scholarship Foundation Golf Tournament on April 26, 2019. The Kiwanis Club of Tampa has maintained its commitment of supporting and encouraging a variety of social programs for the youth and young adults of our community since 1919. It was our pleasure to help support such a great cause.
April and Lou La Cava were honored to be co-chairpersons of the 2019 St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation Heroes Ball, Journey to Candy Land. This year’s Heroes Ball raised more than $500,000 toward the purchase of virtual reality technology for the St. Joseph’s Children’s Heart Institute that will give cardiac surgeons the ability to plan and prepare for complex heart surgeries in a way never before imagined. This technology can help save the lives of many children who need complex heart surgery. The Ball also honored community hero Dr. Kiran Patel. Dr Patel has become one of Tampa’s most prolific philanthropists. The impact of his generosity has positively impacted our community, the nation and the world. La Cava & Jacobson was proud to be a major sponsor of this fabulous event. Lou and April would like to personally thank all of the other sponsors and everyone who attended the Heroes Ball for their generosity in making this event such a fabulous success. It was their privilege to serve as co-chairs.