President Edward J. De La Rosa believes that in order to be truly successful, California businesses must also be good corporate citizens. The firm's Charitable Foundation was created to generously give back to the diverse communities in which it serves. In 2009, De La Rosa & Co. marked its 20th anniversary by creating a scholarship competition that today awards an impressive $50,000 to 25 college-bound high school seniors.
In December, POLAHS received a $5,000 donation from De La Rosa & Co., to be used for Maritime curriculum development. "Our friends at De La Rosa & Co. demonstrate their commitment to strong business ethics in their daily practice and charitable contributions. Their far-reaching support of education is honorable, and we are deeply appreciative," said POLAHS Executive Director James Cross.