About the Collier County Bar Foundation
Founded in 1991, the Collier County Bar Foundation, Inc. was formed to provide a charitable vehicle for the Collier County Bar Association and its members. For years the Collier County Bar Foundation has provided scholarship assistance to outstanding high school students participating in Collier County’s annual Mock Trial competition. More recently, the Foundation has begun to broaden the scope of its charitable activities with the hope of having a significant impact on Collier County’s youth and underprivileged. The Foundation hosts several annual events that benefit a local charity. Recent recipients include Harry Chapin Food Bank, Children’s Home Society, the David Lawrence Center, Special Olympics, Voices for Kids, Boys & Girls Club and many others. The Foundation partners with Legal Aid Services of Collier County to provide gifts to underprivileged children during the holidays and with Friends of Foster Children to provide gifts to children in foster care and a trip to the Naples Zoo for the annual Holidays in March event. The Collier County Bar Foundation is also proud sponsor of a student in the Naples Chamber of Commerce’s annual Youth Leadership Collier program.
In furtherance of expanding its charitable objectives, the Collier County Bar Foundation’s governing documents have been amended to reflect the following Foundation purposes:
1. Raise funds to provide funding for qualified individuals for law-related activities.
2. Encourage and promote education and community awareness of the law.
3. Pursue and participate in charitable endeavors benefiting youth and/or underprivileged populations in Southwest Florida.
Board of Directors
Sonia Diaz, Immediate Past President
Hazzard & Taylor, PA
Keith & Bonaquist
Huling, President Elect
Roetzel & Andress
Carlo Zampogna, Treasurer
Zampogna Law Firm
Damian Taylor, Secretary
Coleman, Hazzard & Taylor, PA
Rachel Kerlek, Director
Woods, Weidenmiller, Michetti & Rudnick
Philip Memoli, Director
Michael Traficante, Director
Grant Fridkin Pearson
Lisa A. Mead, Executive Director
Lisa A. Mead
Collier County Bar Foundation
3315 East Tamiami Trail, Suite 505
Naples, FL 34112