Sarasota Bar honors volunteers

first_imgSarasota Bar honors volunteers More than 120 people gathered at a recent Sarasota County Bar Association luncheon to recognize the important role of nonprofit organizations in the community and the contribution of attorneys who sit on nonprofit boards.Representatives of some 50 area nonprofit organizations and the attorneys who sit on their boards attended the event. Organizations as varied as the Community Foundation of Sarasota, the 4-H Club, Hospice, and the Lou Gehrig’s Disease Association were among those being served by SCBA members.Selby Foundation President Debra Jacobs, who offered the keynote address, spoke to the group about the contributions of attorneys, as well as the tremendous philanthropic efforts made in Sarasota County each year.“Every day is another opportunity for you to make a difference,” Jacobs told the group. “We all have a responsibility to use our gifts to reflect our values.”Outgoing SCBA President Mary Alice Jackson encouraged attorneys to continue to volunteer their time and talents.“My father taught me that being a lawyer meant being a member of the community,” Jackson said. Sarasota Bar honors volunteerscenter_img November 1, 2005 Regular Newslast_img

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