Community Involvement, Associations & Awards
1998 to Present-Mr. Crews has sponsored the annual auction and fund raiser to raise money for a new home for the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida. The organization purchased their first home with the proceeds from this auction. Crews & Pesquera continues its fund raising efforts for this worthwhile charity.
|1998-Present||Coach and sponsor - Special Olympics and Central Florida High School Football All Stars|
|1998-Present||Sponsor of various baseball, football, basketball, and crew teams for young men and women in Central Florida|
|2001-Present||Board of Directors - Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida|
|2002-Present||Mr. Crews has donated permanent free office space for the Central Florida Down Syndrome Association since 2002.
Finance Chairman - Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida, 2004-Present
President June 2009 - June 2010
|2004||Jefferson Award for Cummunity Service
Mr. Crews was honored with the prestigious Jefferson Award for Community Service, the “Nobel prize” for public and community service, established in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Sen. Robert Taft and Sam Beard.
|2006||Beacon Award Winner, presented by the National Association of Women Business Owners|
|2009||Member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando|
|Past Member||National Safety Council and Alachua County Safety Council|
Ricardo R. Pesquera:
Mr. Pesquera is deeply involved with the Hispanic community and belongs to numerous associations. He is a former Director and Past President of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando, Past-President of the Hispanic Bar Association in Central Florida and former Secretary of the Federal Bar Association, Orlando Chapter.
|1981-Present||Military Order of the World Wars
|1991||Who’s Who of Central Florida|
|1991-1993||Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce
President - Central Florida Chapter
|1991-1992||Federal Bar Association
Secretary - Orlando Chapter
|1991-Present||Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
|1991-Present||Puerto Ricans in Florida Inc.
Chairman of the Board 1998-1999
|1992-Present||National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
|1993-Present||Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando
|1994-1995||Autism Society of America
South Florida Chapter
Outstanding Generosity and Support Award
|1992-2001||Hispanic Bar Association Central Florida Chapter
|2000||Outstanding Advocacy in the Legal Community Award
Barry University Law School
Hispanic Association Legal Research Team
|2000||Outstanding Leadership Award
Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida
|2003||National Leadership Award
National Republican Congressional Committee