Statewide Public Guardianship Office (SPGO)
The Statewide Public Guardianship Office, housed within the Department of Elder Affairs, appoints local public guardian offices as directed by statute to provide guardianship services to persons who do not have adequate income or assets to afford a private guardian and there is no willing family or friend to serve. SPGO is also responsible for the registration of Professional Guardians.
SPGO is SEEKING BOARD MEMBERS FOR FOUNDATION FOR INDIGENT GUARDIANSHIP, INC.The Statewide Public Guardianship Office seeks business and civic leaders who are passionate that the rights and best interests of Florida‚Äôs vulnerable indigent and incapacitated residents are protected through the establishment of public guardianship programs.¬†
The following is a list of skill areas sought for our board:
ACCOUNTANT:¬† CPA who can oversee financial operations and the annual audit.
COMMUNITY BUILDERS:¬† Well connected liaison to potential partners among governmental officials, foundations, service agencies, non-profits, and social networks.
FUNDRAISERS AND MARKETING:¬† Individual who have a passion for fundraising and building support for Florida‚Äôs vulnerable and incapacitated residents.
LEGAL:¬† Individuals familiar with elder law issues, and in particular with the guardianship law.
Authority and Responsibility:¬† The Board of the Foundation for Indigent Guardianship, Inc., a 501(c )3 nonprofit organization, organized under the provisions of Chapter 617 and Chapter 744.7082, Florida Statutes, whose sole purpose is to support the Statewide Public Guardianship Office.
Qualifications and Skills:¬† Knowledge and skills in one or more areas of Board governance: fundraising, financial, marketing/fundraising, and legal.
Requirements:¬† Commitment to the mission and the work of the Statewide Public Guardianship Office and willingness to sign Statement of Willingness to Serve.
To apply click here or view below for contact information about any questions you may have.
For more information, please call SPGO at 850-414-2381 or by email at SpgoInfo@elderaffairs.
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