About Florida Veterans Foundation
To serve, support, and advocate for Florida veterans to improve their quality of Life!
The Florida Veterans Foundation serves as the statewide lead organization for Florida veterans and their families by providing direct services and partnering with state and local governments, veteran service organizations, and educational institutions to improve their physical, financial, mental, emotional, and social well-being.
Supports the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs’ mission of advocacy; and,
Advocates for Florida veterans through local and statewide outreach to educate the public and governmental entities, increasing awareness on veteran-related issues.
The Florida Veterans Foundation team is one of the hardest working veteran advocate teams in the state of Florida. We are composed of a volunteer Chairman and Board of Directors.
The majority of the Foundation Directors are retired, military disabled veterans who donate over 40 hours per week of their time to assist and help guide Florida’s veterans through a myriad of issues veterans face today. Whether it’s access to healthcare, education, jobs, VA benefits or the like, our Directors are here to help.
Several Directors are trained Veteran Service Officers who know the extent, the meaning and the application of laws that have been passed by Congress in the interests of veterans and their dependents. Our Directors know the rules and regulations adopted by the Department of Veterans Affairs to clarify and implement those laws.
President – Lew Wilson
The Florida Veterans Foundation was founded in 2008 by the Florida Legislature and is supported by individual and corporate donations, grants, fundraisers and direct public support to help us faithfully execute our mission of providing emergency and support services and programs for Veterans and their families across the state of Florida.
As World War II was raging, Lieutenant Barton Weisman enrolled in the ROTC program at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and earned his commission in February 1946.
Great meeting with Florida Veterans Foundation, Inc. where Florida Commerce Secretary Jamal Sowell learned more about an important project underway to honor World War II veterans.
Florida State Trooper Curtis Vaughn was recently nominated by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to receive the distinguished Veterans Advocate Award, given in partnership with the Florida Veterans Foundation’s (FVF) and Florida Department of Veterans Affairs.