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Goodwill distributed vouchers, gift cards to those impacted by Hurricane Ian

A Donation of $1M from Sarasota Private Trust Company, New York Private Bank & Trust Company, and the Milstein Family was given to support residents affected by the storm

A generous donation of $1M from Sarasota Private Trust Company, New York Private Bank & Trust Company, and the Milstein Family was used - in partnership with Goodwill Manasota - to assist community members impacted by Hurricane Ian. Goodwill distributed gift cards, as well as Goodwill vouchers to the individuals and families served by the referral partners of Goodwill’s emergency assistance voucher program. “For many of our residents, as well as the organizations we lead, the impact of this historical storm will have far-reaching and long-term effects,” said Donn Githens, president and CEO of Goodwill Manasota. “A willingness to work together in the spirit of collaboration is one of our greatest strengths and will ensure our successful recovery from this challenge. We are so grateful to the Sarasota Private Trust Company, New York Private Bank & Trust Company, and the Milstein Family for their incredible generosity, which will help community members who have been affected by Hurricane Ian.” For years, Goodwill Manasota has offered emergency assistance to community residents who are in need by providing clothing and essential household items through its emergency assistance voucher program. Whether it is a family that has survived a fire, a child entering the foster care system, a social service client entering transitional housing, or a job seeker without attire suitable for an impending job interview, Goodwill is there with the resources to help them get back on their feet and on the path to better days. This is possible due to the support of the local community through their donations, shopping, or charitable financial contributions.

Donation continues Milstein Family’s long history of community support The donation by New York Private Bank & Trust Company (NYPB&T) and the Milstein family continues a legacy of providing relief in the wake of natural disasters and other emergencies. The Milstein family owns NYPB&T and its operating bank, Emigrant—the largest family owned and operated banking institution in the United States. Entrepreneur and philanthropist Howard Milstein is Chairman and CEO of NYPB&T and Emigrant. In 2012, the bank donated $2.3 million to first responders who were impacted by Superstorm Sandy. In 2005, Emigrant Bank made a donation to its customers in areas impacted by Hurricane Katrina, with approximately $1 million in funds deposited directly into their accounts. At the height of the COVID pandemic in early 2021, Emigrant donated a supply of more than one million N95 masks to hospitals and first responders. In response to 9/11, the Milsteins made available hotel rooms, rest areas, supplies, and funding for post-traumatic counseling for first responders and their families. It also provided a staging area for rescue operations along with logistical support to evacuate downtown residents from Ground Zero. Howard Milstein is also Chair of the American Skin Association (ASA), with offices in New York and Sarasota. ASA is a leading national organization of scientists, physicians, patients and advocates working together in pursuit of new treatments for skin cancers and related conditions. Sarasota is home to ASA’s Community Health Center, which provides education, resources and grants related to sun safety and protection. About Goodwill Manasota Goodwill Manasota is an industry-leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that changes lives through the power of work. With philanthropic donations and revenue generated by the sales of donated goods, Goodwill assists people with disabilities, veterans, seniors, and those with other barriers to employment by providing jobs, job skills training, and free career services. For more information or for a listing of locations, visit or call 941-355-2721.


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