• President’s Message

    When The Florida Bar Foundation board meets Dec. 5, it will face some tough decisions. Even anticipating a $6 million loan recently approved by The Florida Bar Board of Governors to be made over the next two years, the Foundation this year will have only $7.7 million available for its legal aid grantees, a 34 […]

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  • Naples attorney John P. Cardillo to serve on Florida Bar Foundation board

    by Nancy Kinnally November 2014 MAITLAND, Fla. — Naples attorney John P. Cardillo has been appointed by the Florida Supreme Court to the board of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice. A past president of the Collier County Bar Association, Cardillo was a founding […]

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  • Children’s Campaign 2014

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  • President’s Message – Children’s Campaign 2014

    The support of Bar members through The Florida Bar fee statement and direct donations has become a vital source of funding for The Florida Bar Foundation’s Children’s Legal Services grants, representing 30 percent of total funding in 2014. These grants fund local and statewide Children’s Legal Services projects that protect the legal rights of foster […]

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  • Support of Bar members critical to success of children’s projects

      In spite of having a 3.7 high school GPA, serving as an ROTC Brigade Commander and having been selected for a highly competitive statewide youth leadership program, Trenton Miller says he’d never considered college until a volunteer lawyer showed him his options. “I was just going to go into the Army and go that […]

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  • Orange County Court Resource Center to be named for Mary Anne DePetrillo

    The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida will name the Court Resource Center at the Orange County Courthouse for Mary Anne DePetrillo in a ceremony Sept. 19 in the first floor jury room of the courthouse. DePetrillo, who earned her law degree at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, has been executive director […]

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  • Speaking of Justice – Summer 2014

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  • 2014-15 Foundation officers, directors begin terms

    by Nancy Kinnally July 2014 The Florida Bar Foundation is pleased to announce its 2014-15 officers and directors, who took office July 1. Click on their names to read more about the Foundation’s officers, newly appointed directors and reappointed directors. A complete list of board members is available at the link below. 2014-15 Foundation officers: […]

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  • Bruce B. Blackwell begins as Foundation’s chief executive

    Orlando, Fla., attorney Bruce B. Blackwell began serving July 1 as the full-time CEO and executive director of The Florida Bar Foundation. A founding shareholder with King, Blackwell, Zehnder & Wermuth P.A. in Orlando, Blackwell is a past president of the Foundation, the 2011 recipient of its Medal of Honor Award and the 2013 recipient […]

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  • Florida Bar sections and divisions continue their support of the Foundation

    In the past three years, Florida Bar sections and divisions have contributed more than $660,000 to The Florida Bar Foundation. Some of their most recent gifts were announced at The Florida Bar’s Annual Convention in June.   Business Law Section makes $50,000 gift to the Foundation The Florida Bar Business Law Section has made a […]

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  • Larry and Pat Stewart see their support of The Florida Bar Foundation as helping protect the American dream

    As soon as planes were allowed to fly again in the aftermath of 9/11, Larry Stewart boarded one of the first flights out of Miami bound for New York. He was on his way to launch what became the largest pro bono program in U.S. history, in which 1,100 attorneys from all over the United […]

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  • President’s Message – Summer ’14

    After more than 20 years of involvement with The Florida Bar Foundation, it is my privilege to serve this year as president, and in particular to serve alongside the Foundation’s new CEO and executive director, Bruce Blackwell. Those of us who know Bruce immediately understand what a blessing it is to the Foundation and to […]

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