Goodwill Manasota receives grant to support ‘Homebuyer's Club’ program

Funds from BankUnited will help Goodwill employees to achieve home ownership

Published Friday, November 16, 2018


Goodwill’s Homebuyer's Club prepares Goodwill employees for homeownership through a long-term program offering education, workshops, and credit counseling. It also provides budgeting counseling for families to ensure successful homeownership and helps employees who achieve mortgage pre-approval to purchase new or renovated homes offered through standard real estate channels.


"BankUnited is committed to helping the communities where we live and work by providing a solid foundation for economic success,” said Claire Raley, BankUnited senior vice president for community development and outreach. “Helping community members to achieve home ownership is an area where BankUnited’s support can have a positive effect on our West Florida community."


“It is our policy to offer a one-on-one pre-purchase and post-purchase counseling program, as well as education, training, and coaching to team members interested in becoming first-time homebuyers,” added Bob Rosinsky, president and CEO of Goodwill Manasota. “We are grateful to BankUnited for its contribution toward helping our employees to achieve the 'American Dream' of home ownership.”


For more information about Goodwill, call (941) 355-2721 or go to


Photo ID: (From l-r) Goodwill Manasota Foundation vice president Gray Videnka, BankUnited senior vice president for community development and outreach Claire Raley, Goodwill president and CEO Bob Rosinsky, and BankUnited vice president and business sales leader Mark Dunlop


About Goodwill Manasota

Goodwill Manasota is an industry-leading, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that changes lives through the power of work. With the sales of donated goods and philanthropic donations, Goodwill is able to assist people with disabilities and other barriers to employment by providing job skills training and employment opportunities. In 2017, Goodwill Manasota served 11,672 people, placed 555 people in jobs, assisted 360 veterans as they reintegrated back into the civilian workforce, and provided 19,540 hours of on-the-clock training for its employees. Goodwill Manasota’s economic impact back to the community is worth $92.1 million. Goodwill is one of the pioneers of the reduce-reuse-recycle movement and this past year diverted more than 41 million pounds out of the landfill. Goodwill Manasota is accountable to a local Board of Directors. Goodwill Manasota, in essence, belongs to this community and is not owned by any individual or company. For more information, visit


About BankUnited, N.A.

BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE: BKU), with total assets of $31.5 billion at September 30, 2018, is the bank holding company of BankUnited, N.A., a national bank headquartered in Miami Lakes, Florida with 86 banking centers in 15 Florida counties and five banking centers in the New York metropolitan area at September 30, 2018. One of the largest independent depository institutions headquartered in Florida by assets, BankUnited provides a wide range of commercial and consumer banking services. For additional information, call (877) 779-2265 or visit BankUnited can be found on Facebook at Official and on Twitter @BankUnited.