At Adams and Reese, we take pride in giving back to our communities and believe our success is directly related to the prosperity and the quality of life within the communities we serve.  Our corporate philanthropy program, HUGS (Hope, Understanding, Giving, and Support) was founded in 1988 by Partner Mark Surprenant. Since its inception, the firm has devoted financial resources and thousands of volunteer hours to offer assistance to those in need.

A fundamental commitment to volunteerism is a deep-rooted characteristic of our firm. Although many of our faces have changed over the years, our employees have a sense of community spirit that keeps our HUGS program alive.

Some of the organizations and philanthropies touched by our employee volunteer program throughout our regional footprint include: Boys Hope, Big Buddy Kids, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Susan B. Komen Foundation, National Conference for Community and Justice, United Way, Charter Schools, St. Vincent De Paul, Junior Achievement, My Sister’s Closet, YMCA, YWCA, Camp for All, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Special Olympics, Star of Hope,  Adopt a Family, Gateway Rescue Mission, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Operation Shoestring, Stewpot Ministries, Wingard Home, Happy Hearts, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Child Advocacy Center, St. Mary’s Children’s Home, Community Foundation, Hands on Nashville, Second Harvest Food Bank, Salvation Army,  Ronald McDonald House,  Children’s Bureau, Children’s Hospital, Disabled Adults with Needs, Domestic Violence Donate a Phone Project; Dress for Success, Odyssey House, St. Andrew’s Village, St. Michael’s Special School, ARC of St. Tammany and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.