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Weinstein & Anastasio Supports Suited for Success
Retired CEO James Agonis Supports Costa Rican Orphanage
Lisa Extance and Phil Pieper of Weinstein & Anastasio pack up donated
business attire for Suited for Success.
In a joint effort with the Greater New Haven United Way,
Weinstein & Anastasio recently served as a collection
site for gently worn men's and women's business attire.
The donated clothing was distributed to individuals in
the community who face barriers to employment. Hav-
ing proper business attire relieves some of the stress of
the interview process and helps those who want to work
make a good impression.
James Agonis, a retired CEO and president
of AirKaman Cecil of Jacksonville, Florida, has
found a new focus in his retirement making
life better for children living in a Costa Rican
orphanage. Some of the 18 children who live
there have been attacked by their own family
members, have lost both parents in car accidents, or were born
addicted to heroin.
"Most of the times when I visit the orphanage, I go out in the
backyard and cry like a baby because of the horrible things
these children have experienced," said Agonis, who is the prin-
cipal supporter of the Hogar Cuna orphanage.
A University of Connecticut alumnus, Agonis and his wife, Glen-
na, presented a $100,000 gift to the Accounting Endowment for
Excellence in the School of Business in 2011 and also donated
$125,000 to establish a scholarship fund named in honor of
UConn women's basketball Assistant Coach Chris Dailey.
Weinstein & Anastasio also shared this fun shot of the firm's recent staff outing at Anthony's Oceanview in East Haven. (Lookin' good, guys!)