Wednesday, February 8th, 2023

Donna Haynes

Development Director at the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association

 

Donna Haynes is the Development Director at the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association and has been in that position since 2008.  During her time at Legal Aid, she has experienced the best and worst of people, and is the fundraiser working to ensure that attorneys are available at no charge to our low-income neighbors.  Events experienced during her tenure include the Pulse Tragedy, Hurricanes, Flooding, and an economy that has left Orange County Florida with a housing market that cannot sustain our residents needs. When you add to that the COVID pandemic  you can see that Donna is a busy individual.
 
Prior to her arrival in Central Florida, Donna was employed by Florida Rural Legal Services as the Director of Pro Bono covering Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee, and Indian River County.  In that position Donna organized legal representation, radio shows, and multiple agencies including The connector of the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Hotline and FEMA during Hurricane, Jeanne, Charlie, and Frances, the coordination of which happened from a tent in her backyard as her roof was destroyed, and she had no electricity for 26 days.
 
Donna was selected by Florida Supreme Court Harry Lee Anstead, the chief judge to speak about access to justice and diversity issues, a native New Yorker, owner of two crazy cats, Ginger & Pumpkin.

 

 

Council Luncheons
Women's Executive Council monthly Luncheon Meetings are for members and open to guests. 

  • The payment method is required in advance with a valid credit card to secure your reservation and meal selection.
  • Lunch Meeting is $40.00 for all Members and Guests before the deadline of NOON on the WEDNESDAY prior to the Monday meeting.
  • Based on the recent luncheon rate increase, there will be no late fee for guests and members who reserve after the deadline, we just appreciate knowing the number of confirmed attendees as soon as possible to notify the Citrus Club. 
  • All luncheon reservations are final.  No-shows will be invoiced.
  • Seating is LIMITED to reservations.  Late reservations and those who arrive without a reservation, will be placed on a stand-by list to see if we are able to offer you a seat. 

 

Citrus Club Parking

  • GUESTS: Parking options are street side with meters and in the Citrus Club parking garage for $3.00 / hour
  • WEC MEMBERS ONLY: Your fee includes your lunch and two (2) hours of complimentary parking. Additional parking time is paid for by the member.

 

2023 Guest Speakers

Women's Executive Council monthly Luncheon Meetings are for members and open to guests. 

  • January 11, 2023 - Dr. Iline Wilkins
  • February 8, 2023 - Donna Haynes
  • March 8, 2023 - Speaker TBD
  • April 12, 2023 - Speaker TBD

2022 Guest Speakers

 

2021 Guest Speakers

2020 Guest Speakers