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Our People

The Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida is governed by a board of volunteer leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds, all united by a deep love of the outdoors.

Our small staff is divided between Tallahassee and St. Petersburg. We work to leverage our resources many times over through partnerships with the staff of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) and other public and private organizations.

Foundation Advisors

John Lacy

Financial Advisor, West Palm Beach, FL

E. Vann Middleton

Finance & Audit Committee Member, Thomasville, GA

C. Martin Wood III

Finance & Audit Committee Member, Monticello, FL

Grants Advisory Committees

The Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida relies on the input of subject-matter experts and community members to assist in determining which grants applications to fund.

Current advisors include the following:


Wildlife Foundation of Florida Specialty License Plate Grants Committee

Lane Stephens

Future of Hunting in Florida, Chair

Elizabeth Bland

American Daughters of Conservation

Newton Cook

United Waterfowlers — Florida

Mike Elfenbein

Citizen Representative

Chad Rischer

Citizen Representative

George Warthen


Protect Florida Springs Specialty License Plate Grants Committee

Dr. James “Buddy” Powell

Clearwater Marine and Research Institute, Chair

Dana C. Bryan

Florida Springs Institute, Wakulla Springs Alliance

Jason Gulley

Citizen Representative

Chandler Keenan

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Barbara Powell

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Kent Smith


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Protecting Wild Florida Begins With You.

Protecting wild Florida begins with you. From Pensacola Bay to Key West, our Foundation is working to protect Florida’s natural lands and waters and the wildlife they harbor.

Help ensure future generations can experience wild Florida by donating now.



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