Gates McVey has generously agreed to be the title sponsor for the New Year's Eve 2005 Gala benefiting The American Red Cross. Led by Todd Gates, President and CEO, Gates McVey is active in construction, development, real estate and hospitality projects throughout the State of Florida.
Based in Naples, the firm is known for its commitment and generosity to the local community. Gates hopes their involvement in the 2005 Gala will encourage other local businesses to get involved in the event to help raise much needed funds. Says Gates, "2004 was a record year for Florida hurricanes, resulting in losses to homes, communities, and the livelihoods of many Florida citizens. The American Red Cross stood by us through it all. Sadly, in 2005 we have watched our neighbors in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama experience tremendous loss and suffering. Our hearts go out to everyone that has suffered such tragedy. The American Red Cross relies on the public's generous support to provide the much needed emergency aid. As we begin to see the progress of healing, recovery and hope begin, all of us at Gates McVey salute the American Red Cross and are proud to sponsor such a worthy event."