Change is inevitable. This year has seen some incredible accomplishments through the efforts of the Foundation Board of Directors. Thanks to the capable leadership of Mr. Charles Schuster, The NW Florida GAL Foundation became the recipient of the 2018 Guardian ad Litem Statewide Non-Profit of the Year! No minor accomplishment as the competition is very tough.
Mr. Schuster has guided the Foundation from a small group of volunteers to a regional powerhouse committed to raising the awareness of the needs of the First Judicial Circuit and the children appointed to the GAL program. As the driving force behind the Foundation Board of Directors, his unwavering dedication and attention to detail has placed us among the top tier of non-profits in the region.
Unfortunately, Mr. Schuster is stepping down. Words cannot really express the depth of the loss to the Foundation with Chuck’s departure. Our thoughts and prayers go with him as he transitions to a life without Board meetings and fund-raisers. We know that Chuck will continue to be an important resource as the Board forges ahead. The Foundation is left in very capable hands and it is a comfort to know that we will continue to have the support and counsel of Mr. Schuster.