Recently, I was honored by the Broward Bar with the Lifetime Achievement Award of Excellence in Workers Compensation. I was touched and proud to be recognized for my hard work and dedication to helping the injured. My high school English teacher was the one who told me to go to Law School. I know how lucky I was to have my parents be able to pay for my education. They both worked full time and had only one child to educate. Imagine if they had more children to educate. It would have been so difficult. I wanted to DO MORE to help others get educated. Seeing people get injured I realized how difficult it would be for an injured parent to pay for an education for their children.
I am proud to say I still get emails, letters and calls of thanks from people I helped. One man called and left a message: He said tell Jo Ann my settlement helped my son go to college. That made me so happy. I know education is important to help people break out of the cycle of poverty. Plus it is important to tell children they can achieve their goals by getting the education they want. That is why I encourage my clients to know they can achieve anything they can dream. My Partner, Vance B. Moore, left me with a plaque saying, “If you can dream it you can do it”. It quotes Walt Disney and Vance was a huge Disney fan. He is watching from heaven now. You would never find a man who would do more to help people. WE are proud to continue his vision.
That is why this firm announces its donation to the 440 Scholarship Fund which pays for education for children of the injured, but to get it you have to apply. That is why I include this application link. Application – Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund
If you need help with the application either reach out to Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman & Associates, PA or contact Lori@440scholarship.org The Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund is a charitable organization whose purpose is to make the dream of attending college classes a reality for eligible students who are dependents and descendants of an individual who has been injured or killed in the course and scope of their employment and/or who received benefits under the Florida Workers’ Compensation Law. In addition, dependents of individuals whose primary employment is connected with the operation and/or administration of this same law are also eligible to receive scholarships.
Our Firm was founded in 1984 and some of our clients still receive lifetime disability checks, literally they will receive those checks until they die. I hope to profile them soon in our social media. For today we focus on education for children of those injured in Florida. The Scholarship fund has awarded over $1.7 million in scholarships, that have helped deserving students achieve their goals. Scholarship recipients have earned degrees in many fields, and become attorneys, physicians, accountants and have excelled in various other disciplines in the arts and sciences.
Education changes lives and improves communities. We are the generation who can lead the way for the next generation. If you can, make it your legacy to help those in need. Click here to read further about their successes. https://www.440scholarship.org/portal/success-stories