Supporters

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To help us meet our mission, Guardian ad Litem Foundation Second Circuit, Inc. works with our program to build partnerships with individuals, businesses and organizations in the Big Bend region.

Without the assistance provided by these supporters, ensuring children have a court-appointed volunteer guardian ad litem, legal assistance and financial resources would be extremely difficult.

We thank all of our Partners Partner Medal and community supporters!

Partners Community Supporters

Partners

Champion

Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

Greenberg Traurig, P.A. Partner Medal is a Miami, Florida-based international law firm founded in 1967 offering legal services in a wide range of practice areas with specialties in twenty-four industries. Greenberg Traurig's Tallahassee office is a Champion Partner.

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Hopping Green & Sams, P.A.

Hopping Green & Sams, P.A. Partner Medal is a Tallahassee, Florida-based law firm founded in 1979 offering legal services in the areas of environmental and land use law as well as infrastructure financing and management through special districts, real estate transactions and state and local taxation. In 2013, Hopping Green & Sams donated an additional $5,000 for pro bono work. Hopping Green & Sams is a Champion Partner.

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Cornerstone
Holy Comforter Episcopal School

Holy Comforter Episcopal School Partner Medal is a Tallahassee, Florida-based independent Christian school founded in 1955 offering academic and extracurricular programs. Holy Comforter Episcopal School sponsored thirty-eight children in the 2012 Holiday Wish List Drive. Holy Comforter Episcopal School is a Cornerstone Partner.

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StorQuest Self Storage

StorQuest Self Storage Partner Medal (formerly Storage Center at SouthWood) is a Tallahassee, Florida-based company founded in 2008 offering climate controlled storage units, moving supplies and truck/trailer rentals. In October 2013, StorQuest Self Storage donated the use of a storage unit and offered to serve as a donation drop off location during business hours. In addition, they will donate $50 for every new customer account through the CAII GAL Referral Program. StorQuest Self Storage is a Cornerstone Partner.

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Principal
Holy Mother of God Greek Orthodox Church

Holy Mother of God Greek Orthodox Church Partner Medal is a Tallahassee, Florida-based church founded in 1962 offering worship services, youth ministries and community programs such as their annual Tallahassee Greek Food Festival. Holy Mother of God Greek Orthodox Church provided the venue for our 2012 Guardian ad Litem Appreciation Day. Holy Mother of God Greek Orthodox Church is a Principal Partner.

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Tommye Hutto

Tommye Hutto Partner Medal is an individual contributor from Tallahassee, Florida. From 2009 to 2013, Hutto served as editor of The Guardian newsletter in its print incarnation. Tommye Hutto is a Principal Partner.

Tommye Hutto

Maclay School

Maclay School Partner Medal is a Tallahassee, Florida-based independent, non-sectarian college preparatory school founded in 1968 dedicated to providing a liberal arts education, enabling each student to develop inherent ability to the fullest extent with a balance of discipline and freedom. Maclay School sponsored twenty children in the 2012 Holiday Wish List Drive. Maclay School is a Principal Partner.

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Starbucks

Starbucks Partner Medal is a Seattle, Washington-based international coffee and coffeehouse chain founded in 1971. Tallahassee locations provide support by allowing our Volunteer Recruitment Committee to host recruitment coffees, collecting school supplies and supporting the 2011 and 2012 CAII Golf Tournaments. In addition, Starbucks sometimes provides food or beverages for volunteer training and other events. Starbucks is a Principal Partner.

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Advocate
Bank of America

Bank of America Partner Medal is a Charlotte, North Carolina-based multinational banking and financial services corporation founded in 1904 offering a full range of personal and commercial financial services. Bank of America provided a $500 sponsorship for the 2013 Holiday Wish List Drive. Bank of America is an Advocate Partner.

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Big Bend Chapter of the Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc.

The Big Bend Chapter of the Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc. Partner Medal is a Tallahassee, Florida-based chapter of the statewide organization — a St. Petersburg, Florida-based corporation founded in 1976 — providing educational, networking, certification examinations and outreach for paralegals. The Big Bend Chapter of the Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc. sponsors children in the annual Holiday Wish List Drive and in October 2015 started participating in the First Beginnings project. The Big Bend Chapter of the Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc. is an Advocate Partner.

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Carlton Fields, P.A.

Carlton Fields, P.A. Partner Medal is a Tampa, Florida-based law firm founded in 1901 offering legal services in a wide range of practice areas including family and government law. Carlton Fields, P.A. sponsored five or more children in the 2012 Holiday Wish List Drive. Carlton Fields' Tallahassee office is an Advocate Partner.

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Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited Partner Medal is a London, England-based professional services company founded in 1845 offering audit, tax, consulting, enterprise risk and financial advisory services. Deloitte's Tallahassee office sponsored five or more children in the 2012 Holiday Wish List Drive and also provided strategic planning services for CAII. Deloitte's Tallahassee office is an Advocate Partner.

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Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A.

Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A. Partner Medal is a Tallahassee, Florida-based full-service, independent law practice founded in 1993 offering legal services in a wide range of practice areas including governmental and legislative affairs. Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A. sponsored five or more children in the 2012 Holiday Wish List Drive. Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A. is an Advocate Partner.

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Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A.

Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. Partner Medal is a West Palm Beach, Florida-based full-service, independent law practice founded in 1976 offering legal services in a wide range of practice areas including accidents, medical malpractice, liability and torts. Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. sponsored five or more children in the 2012 Holiday Wish List Drive. Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. is an Advocate Partner.

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Springtime Tallahassee's Antebellum Statehood Krewe

Springtime Tallahassee's Antebellum Statehood (1845–1861) Krewe Partner Medal is a Tallahassee, Florida-based committee of Springtime Tallahassee, a civic organization founded in 1967 dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Tallahassee's history. Springtime Tallahassee's Antebellum Statehood Krewe sponsored five or more children in the 2012 Holiday Wish List Drive. Springtime Tallahassee's Antebellum Statehood Krewe is an Advocate Partner.

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Tallahassee Community College Division of Science and Mathematics

The Tallahassee Community College Division of Science and Mathematics Partner Medal is a Tallahassee, Florida-based educational department founded in 1966 as part of the college. Faculty member Rhonda G. MacLeod and the Tallahassee Community College Division of Science and Mathematics sponsored five or more children in the 2012 Holiday Wish List Drive. The Tallahassee Community College Division of Science and Mathematics is an Advocate Partner.

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Thurman Law Firm, P.A.

Thurman Law Firm, P.A. Partner Medal is a Tallahassee, Florida-based law firm founded in 2013 offering legal services in a wide range of practice areas. Attorney Christine D. Thurman, Esq. and Thurman Law Firm, P.A. sponsored five or more children in the 2012 Holiday Wish List Drive. The Thurman Law Firm, P.A. is an Advocate Partner.

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Trinity United Methodist Church

Trinity United Methodist Church Partner Medal is a Tallahassee, Florida-based church founded in 1824 offering worship services, youth ministries and community programs. Trinity United Methodist Church and its Aldersgate class sponsored five or more children in the 2012 Holiday Wish List Drive. Trinity United Methodist Church is an Advocate Partner.

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Contributor
David July

David July Partner Medal is an individual contributor from Tallahassee, Florida and member of the CAII Board of Directors. July serves as pro bono webmaster, editor-in-chief and lead author for gal2.org; provides web hosting and domain name services; contributes to gal2.org social media; and photographs many special events. He was also named CAII Board Member of the Year in 2012. David July is a Contributor Partner.

David July

Merrill Lynch

Merrill Lynch Partner Medal is the wealth management division of Bank of America Partner Medal originally founded in 1914. For the past two years, the Tallahassee branch has donated a $250 volunteer grant to CAII. Merrill Lynch is a Contributor Partner.

Merrill Lynch

Community Supporters

Civic Organizations
Florida State University Sustainable Campus

Sustainable Campus is a program of Florida State University that seeks to have the campus serve as a living model of sustainability and through students, faculty and staff, extend that model into the community. In September 2016, FSU Sustainable Campus added our program to their list of partners who benefit from their annual Chuck It For Charity event, which collects and redistributes things left behind by departing students.

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Institute of Management Accountants

The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Florida State University Student Chapter is a community organization dedicated to connecting and supporting the accounting, financial and business student bodies on campus. The Institute of Management Accountants FSU Student Chapter started supporting our program via the 2015 Guardian ad Litem Holiday Gift Drive.

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Killearn United Methodist Church

The Killearn United Methodist Church is a local house of worship founded in 1969 holding traditional and contemporary worship services. The Killearn United Methodist Church iServe community service project supports the Second Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program through various initiatives including the Sweet Dreams Program.

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The Tallahassee Barristers Association

The Tallahassee Barristers Association is an organization comprised of law students and lawyers from the Tallahassee community. Founded in 1975, the Tallahassee Barristers Association focuses on the legal and economic empowerment of African Americans and other minorities. The Tallahassee Barristers Association annually donates Thanksgiving baskets with food and other items for families in need.

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Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals

Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals (NYP) is a membership-based organization founded in 2003. The mission of the group is to make Tallahassee a city where young professionals choose to live, work, play and stay.

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Local Businesses
A Dent In The Attic

A Dent In The Attic is a Tallahassee, Florida-based company established in 2014 offering climate controlled storage units as well as parking for recreational vehicles, automobiles and boats. A Dent In The Attic started supporting our program in 2015 and provides storage space for our annual holiday gift drive.

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Altrua Global Solutions

Altrua Global Solutions is a Tallahassee, Florida-based marketing company valuing people, integrity, service and quality. Established in 1979, they offer products and services to local, regional and national clients.

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American Safety Institute, Inc.

American Safety Institute, Inc. is a Tallahassee, Florida-based company founded in 1995 specializing in driver improvement courses and corporate training programs. American Safety Institute offers hands on and online programs for first time drivers, traffic citation recipients and senior citizens through affiliates such as Driving School of Tallahassee.

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Barnaby's Family Inn

Barnaby's Family Inn is a family-owned chain of restaurants founded in 1969 with seven remaining locations nationwide. Of their support of our program, owner Walter Bryson says, "We are a family restaurant and are proud to contribute to our community in this way." Barnaby's supported the 2012 CAII Golf Tournament as a raffle sponsor and sometimes provides food for volunteer training events.

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Benson's Heating and Air Conditioning

Benson's Heating and Air Conditioning is a Tallahassee, Florida-based small business founded in 1981 providing professional heating, ventilation and air conditioning services in North Florida and South Georgia.

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Computer Tutors U.S.A., Inc.

Computer Tutors U.S.A., Inc. is a Tallahassee, Florida-based computer training business founded in 1981 providing information technology education to government and private sector clients. Through owner Robert J. Sereico, Computer Tutors provides support for the annual holiday gift drive and is also helping procure used computers to be refurbished and donated to local youth represented by our program.

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Farmers and Merchants Bank

Farmers and Merchants Bank is a Monticello, Florida-based financial institution founded in 1906. Every year, Farmers and Merchants Bank sponsors a school supply drive in support of the Second Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program. FMB's Tallahassee branches serve as drop-off locations for the supplies, which are then distributed to children in need.

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Flying Bear Great American Grill

Flying Bear Great American Grill is a Tallahassee, Florida-based restaurant founded in 2013. Family-owned and operated and offering a menu of comfort food with a twist, Flying Bear uses ingredients sourced from local growers.

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GrassLands Brewing Company

GrassLands Brewing Company is a Tallahassee, Florida-based brewery and taproom founded in 2015. Beyond involvement in environmental conservation and animal habitat depletion issues, GrassLands Brewing Company is supporting the 2015 Guardian ad Litem Holiday Gift Drive and other program initiatives.

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Higher Ground Bicycle Company

Higher Ground Bicycle Company is a Tallahassee, Florida-based bicycle shop founded in 2001 offering road and mountain bikes, accessories and service. In 2018, Higher Ground began displaying our program's brochures and yard sign at their store, plus donated free and discounted bikes for older youth in need.

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Kool Beanz Café

Kool Beanz Café is a highly-reviewed Tallahassee, Florida-based restaurant offering an offbeat, eclectic and superb dining alternative. Kool Beanz supported the 2012 CAII Golf Tournament as a hole sponsor.

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Main Cleaning Solutions LLC

Main Cleaning Solutions LLC is a Tallahassee, Florida-based, locally owned and operated business offering carpet and upholstery cleaning; tile and grout cleaning; and fire and water restoration services since 2000. Jay Main and his business provided case assistance to the program in 2015.

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The Rivers Team

The Rivers Team is a Tallahassee, Florida-based, family owned real estate company associated with Keller Williams Realty providing service to buyers and sellers in the Big Bend region. In October 2015, The Rivers Team started volunteering the use of their truck to collect and deliver furniture for our First Beginnings project.

Logo: The Rivers Team and Keller Williams Realty

Seminole Creative Group

Seminole Creative Group, a division of Seminole Blueprint Inc., is a Tallahassee, Florida-based company established in 2006 offering marketing and design services. Other divisions include SemBlueInc offering construction blueprints and IMP offering printing services. Seminole Creative Group started supporting our program in 2016 and the 1st Beginnings project.

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Student Housing Solutions (STU)

Student Housing Solutions also known as "STU" is a Tallahassee, Florida-based property management company offering apartments and off-campus housing for students attending Florida State University, Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College.

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Tiny Steps Learning Center

Tiny Steps Learning Center is a Tallahassee, Florida-based company established in 2010 offering educational daycare services. Tiny Steps Learning Center started supporting our program in 2016 and the Holiday Gift Drive.

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Trak Engineering, Inc.

Trak Engineering, Inc. is a Tallahassee, Florida-based corporation founded in 1981 specializing in the research, development, sales and service of integrated and computerized fleet fuel management systems. Trak is a frequent supporter of Second Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program events, serves as the drop-off location for our Holiday Wish List Drive and supported the 2012 CAII Golf Tournament as a hole sponsor.

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Westminster Oaks

Westminster Oaks is a Tallahassee, Florida senior living community founded in 1982 with apartments, single-family homes and an assisted living facility, plus a range of associated services and amenities. In May 2016, Westminster Oaks began a partnership with our program donating furniture to our 1st Beginnings project.

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Other Businesses
Akerman LLP

Akerman LLP is a Miami, Florida-based law firm originally founded in Orlando, Florida in 1920. One of the largest in Florida and country, Akerman is a general practice law firm known for encouraging diversity. Akerman's Tallahassee office is providing various support to our program.

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Cumulus Media of Tallahassee

Cumulus Media of Tallahassee, part of Atlanta, Georgia based Cumulus Media, Inc., is a radio broadcasting company owning and operating five radio stations—four FM and one AM—in the Big Bend region. In 2012, Cumulus partnered with Child Advocates II, Inc. to produce and air several radio spots in support of our program and events. Cumulus also supported the 2012 CAII Golf Tournament as advertising sponsor and with a team of players.

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FASTSIGNS

FASTSIGNS is an independently owned and operated franchise of FASTSIGNS International, Inc., a Dallas, Texas-based company founded in 1985, providing visual communications solutions including sign and graphic consultation and design, production, delivery and installation services. FASTSIGNS supported the 2012 CAII Golf Tournament by providing signage.

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Mattress Firm

Mattress Firm is a Houston, Texas-based mattress store chain founded in 1986 and currently operating in thirty states. Mattress Firm in Tallahassee has agreed to provide a donation of five (5) twin mattresses in early 2014.

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Modern Woodmen of America

The Modern Woodmen of America is a Rock Island, Illinois-based fraternal financial services organization founded in 1883 and admitting Florida as a member in 1913. Member-owned and offering life insurance, annuity and investment products designed for families, Modern Woodmen of America started a partnership with our program in 2015.

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Moe's Southwest Grill

Moe's Southwest Grill is an Atlanta, Georgia-based fast-casual concept restaurant founded in 2000 serving a wide variety of fresh, made-to-order southwest fare. Moe's in Tallahassee hosts share fundraising events with proceeds going to CAII for our program and sometimes provides food for volunteer training events.

Logo: Moe's Southwest Grill

Morningstar Storage

Morningstar Storage is an Matthews, North Carolina-based self-storage facilities company founded in 1981. Morningstar's branch off Thomasville Road in Tallahassee provides a storage unit for the 1st Beginnings project.

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Orkin

Orkin is an Atlanta, Georgia-based residential and commercial pest control and termite inspection services company founded in 1901. Orkin's branch in Tallahassee provided case assistance to the program in 2015.

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T.J. Maxx

T.J. Maxx is a Framingham, Massachusetts-based department store chain founded in 1976. The Tallahassee location at Carriage Gate plaza started supporting our program in 2016 and the Holiday Gift Drive.

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University Lending Group

University Lending Group is a Clinton Township, Michigan-based mortgage bank originally founded in 1890 as Newberry State Bank. University Lending in Tallahassee highlighted the CAII 2013 Holiday Wish List Drive during their December 5, 2013 holiday party, collecting and donating toys and funds for children.

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Social Service Organizations
Kappa Alpha Theta

Kappa Alpha Theta ΚΑΘ is an international social service fraternity for women founded in 1870. Since 1989, National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA) has been the organization's official philanthropic partner. Theta members become involved with their local CASA programs, volunteer as guardians ad litem, host events and assist with fundraising efforts, raising nearly $500,000 for local and state CASA programs in 2010.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida State University is a San Francisco, California-based scholarly program founded in 2001 to provide classes targeted to retired individuals and those over 50 years of age who want to continue their education. The local program, founded in 1991, is associated with the university's Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy and receives its funding through membership dues and class fees.

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Virtual Kiwanis of the Big Bend

Virtual Kiwanis of the Big Bend is a new way to belong to Kiwanis — an international, coeducational service club founded in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan — and provide service where it is needed in your own community. Virtual Kiwanis of the Big Bend started provided various support to our program in 2016.

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