GL Homes wins 2021 Florida Impact Award from Leadership Florida

by R. Michael Brown

GL Homes wins 2021 Florida Impact Award from Leadership Florida

Former U.S. Housing Secretary Dr. Ben Carson and West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James do the honors of cutting the ribbon at the Home at Tamarind project in West Palm Beach. 📸 Photo credit: Tracey Benson Photography

Leadership Florida announces that GL Homes is the 2021 Florida Impact Award winner.  The Florida Impact Award recognizes a business or nonprofit organization that has created a specific project or body of work whose impact is currently transforming the future of its region or beyond and has the potential to transform Florida as a whole.

“As a homebuilder with deep roots in Florida dating back almost 50 years, our corporate philosophy is to make a difference in the communities where we live and work,” said Misha Ezratti, president of GL Homes. “Recognition by a prominent and well-respected organization like Leadership Florida is a true testament to our philanthropic efforts.”

GL Homes was recognized for:

Good Night’s Sleep Initiative

Created in 2015, Good Night’s Sleep provides all the furnishings to make a house a home for people transitioning from homelessness to independent living including new mattresses, linens, towels and dishes. GL Homes provides the startup kits.

Home at Tamarind

GL Homes addressed the lack of affordable housing head-on when the homebuilder collaborated with Gulfstream Goodwill Industries, Palm Beach County and the City of West Palm Beach. The builder designed and built Home at Tamarind on land that the City of West Palm Beach donated. This $1.1 million-dollar affordable housing project is home to Goodwill clients who were homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Passion for Playgrounds

Annual donation and construction of playgrounds donated to a nonprofit serving children.

“We are excited and honored to receive this prestigious award that showcases the difference that our dedicated team members have made across the state,” said Sarah Alsofrom, senior director of Community Relations for GL Homes.


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