At the recent annual Philanthropy Day sponsored by the LI chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Cona Elder Law, elder law firm in Melville, was selected from numerous nominees to receive the prestigious 2015 Outstanding Corporation Award. Cona Elder Law was recognized for their charitable works, community outreach and commitment through financial support and activity that motivates others to respond philanthropically to the not for profit community on Long Island.
According to Cynthia Doerler, Vice Chair of Philanthropy Day and Chair of Awards Committee, “We recognized this leading law firm for its many charitable activities that help to improve the quality of life for seniors, veterans and others in need on Long Island. Cona Elder Law seeks to raise the profile of attorneys and law firms by leading with outreach and good deeds.”
In addition to working in soup kitchens, delivering clothing to the homeless, raising money and awareness for organizations including the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation, Alzheimer’s Association, American Heart Association, MS Society and others, Jennifer Cona, Esq., managing partner, Cona Elder Law launched the firm’s own charity “Senior Dreams Come True.” So far, they have granted a dozen wishes to low income seniors for such basic needs as dental care and home repairs to uniting a senior with her first grandchild and providing transportation to a woman so she could visit her disabled daughter who lives in an upstate NY group home and whom she hadn’t seen in six years.
Extending its services to veterans, Cona Elder Law also offers pro bono legal services to help veterans get care and financial assistance through the VA Aid and Attendance program.
“As the managing partner of the firm, I have made it a priority to create a culture of charitable involvement and community support,” says Jennifer Cona. “I am honored to receive the Outstanding Corporation Award on behalf of Cona Elder Law and to be recognized by AFP which is renowned for its dedication to helping people and organizations make a difference on Long Island.”
Cona Elder Law is recognized as a leading elder law and estate planning firm on Long Island. The firm was ranked the #1 Elder Law firm by Long Island Business News for 4 consecutive years (2012 – 2015) and was a finalist in the 2015 HIA Business Achievement Awards. The firm provides creative advocacy and cutting edge planning strategies and has been featured in many publications including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, L.I. Business News, Investor’s News Daily, USA Today, The Daily News, The New York Post, Kiplinger’s, Reader's Digest and many others. Cona Elder Law attorneys have appeared as guests on WNBC-TV, WABC-TV, CNN-fn, News 12, WLNY News 55 and many radio stations including WOR, WCBS AM, WBAB and WFAN.