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Legal Aid Receives Its Second Award from The Foundation for Indigent Guardianship

The Foundation for Indigent Guardianship disbursed a second award contribution to the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County's Public Guardianship Project. The project received a check for $15,000.00 to support its activities, which include providing a full range of guardianship and legal services to indigent, adjudicated incapacitated individuals who are without family or friends to care for or assist them.

The Foundation for Indigent Guardianship is a direct support organization for the Florida Department of Elder Affairs - Statewide Public Guardianship Office in Tallahassee. The Foundation is established under Florida law for the sole purpose of securing funding for the State of Florida's Public Guardianship Program. The Foundation is the trustee of the Florida Public Guardianship Pooled Special Needs Trust. The unique benefit of this trust is that the retained monies are provided back into the local communities to care for low-income wards served by Florida's public guardians. The Foundation had previously awarded Legal Aid Society a contribution of $64,782.35 in 2008.

Michelle Spangenberg, Criminal Court Operations Manager
The Honorable Peter D. Blanc, Chief Judge of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit
Bob Bertisch, Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County
Nicole Saunders, Director of Justice Services