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THE FLORIDA BAR FOUNDATION

875 Concourse Parkway South, Suite 195
Maitland, FL 32751

Phone: (407) 960-7000 or 1 (800) 541-2195

Fax: (407) 960-3765

The Florida Bar Foundation provides funding to legal aid organizations, but it does not have practicing attorneys on its staff and does not provide legal services to clients. If you are looking for a legal assistance provider, please consult Florida Law Help for more information.

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

Executive Director

Bruce B. Blackwell   

(407) 960-7000 Ext-107

biography

Executive Director Emeritus
Jane Elizabeth Curran

Executive Assistant

Marlene Myers

(407) 960-7000 Ext -122

Administrative Manager
Deana Walker
(407) 960-7000 Ext -115

Administrative Assistant/Receptionist
Maritza Ramirez
(407) 960-7000 Ext -100

FINANCE/IOTA OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT

Director, Finance and IOTA Operations
Lou Ann Powell
(407) 960-7000 Ext -112

Staff Accountant
Jasmine Lee-Gaumier
(407) 960-7000 Ext -111

IOTA Operations Manager
Lushawn Phillips
(407) 960-7000 Ext -124

Data Entry, IOTA Operations
Emily Silva
(407) 960-7000 Ext -110

GRANTS DEPARTMENT

Director of Grant Programs
Melissa Pershing
(407) 960-7000 Ext -104

Program Associate, Legal Assistance for the Poor/
Law Student Assistance Grant Programs
Jennifer Wimberly
(407) 960-7000 Ext -140

Senior Grants Coordinator (LAP)
Andrea Horne
(407) 960-7000 Ext -106

DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

Development Coordinator
Michelle Fonseca
(407) 960-7000 Ext - 117

COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT

Director of Communications
Nancy Kinnally
(407) 960-7000 Ext -103


Grant Programs

Revenue from Florida's Interest on Trust Accounts (IOTA) program is the chief source of support for the Foundation’s grant programs. Learn more.

IOTA Program Information

The Interest on Trust Accounts (IOTA) program was implemented by the Florida Supreme Court in 1981. The nation’s first IOTA program, it serves as a model for similar programs across the country and creates millions of dollars in funding for legal aid each year. Learn more.