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 an annual event each winter to benefit a local charity. The Foundation has also participated in the celebration of Law Week by contributing to local law related events, has supported the Young Lawyers Holidays event benefiting foster children in Collier County since its inception in 2002, and is a 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.