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.
The Florida Veterans Foundation and the Marine Corps League of Tallahassee announce that Lt. Gen. Robert F. Milligan has been named Honorary Chairman of the Leatherneck Scramble Golf Tournament and will lead local golfers into battle at the Southwood Golf Club on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021.
WW-2 Female Veteran LT. Naomi Larmin, RN, turned 101 years old on 7/16. Florida Veterans Foundation Vice Chairman Don Lanman and District 7 Deputy Director Karen Christie joined local Palm Beach veterans organizations in a special Birthday Drive-By Salute.
Florida Veterans Foundation Names Don Lanman as Vice Chairman, Appoints Senator Danny Burgess and Tampa Bay Area Businessman Paul Kimbel to Board of Directors
Don Lanman, First Lieutenant U.S. Army (Retired) has been appointed to serve as Vice Chairman for the Florida Veterans Foundation (FVF).