Public Member Board Application
The Florida Bar Foundation is seeking applicants for Public Member Directors for three-year terms starting on July 1, 2021.
In accordance with Article 7.3 of the Foundation’s Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation, there shall be no fewer than two (2) or more than four (4) public members, who shall not be lawyers, to be selected by the joint nominating committee of the Foundation and The Florida Bar. Membership on such joint nominating committee shall be comprised of three directors of the Foundation appointed by the president of the Foundation and three members of the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar appointed by the president of The Florida Bar.
Applications can also be requested from The Florida Bar Foundation, 875 Concourse Parkway South, Suite 195, Maitland 32751, or 800-541-2195. Completed applications for these seats must be received by the Foundation by April 1, 2021.
Since 1981, the Foundation has been the administrator of the Florida Supreme Court-approved Interest on Trust Accounts (IOTA) program. The Foundation board awards all grants, oversees the Foundation’s fundraising program, sets investment policies and Foundation policies generally, and adopts the annual operating budget.
The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors embraces the concept of diversity. A diverse membership makes the board stronger, and more relevant to the society in which we live. The Foundation strongly encourages minorities and persons with disabilities to apply for service on the board. To help achieve the broadest participation, The Florida Bar Foundation “Expense Reimbursement Policy” provides modest reimbursement of reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred during board service for attorney members, and full reimbursement of reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred during board service for public members and members of the judiciary.
Applicants will be advised in writing by on or around May 31, 2021 regarding their applications to serve as a public member director on the Foundation’s Board of Directors.