David Prather’s gift to help usher in legal aid’s next generation

David Prather Pledge

Foundation CEO Bruce B. Blackwell and President Matthew G. Brenner, from left, accepted a $50,000 pledge from David C. Prather at the Foundation’s Sept. 9 board meeting. Joining them was Florida Bar President William J. Schifino Jr., a Foundation board member.

A civil trial attorney with Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather, Keen & Littky-Rubin in West Palm Beach, Florida Bar Foundation board member David Prather understands the importance of cultivating a talented legal team. So, through a $50,000 pledge to the Foundation, Prather is helping Florida’s legal aid organizations develop their next generation of talent. His gift will provide seed funding for a campaign to restore the Foundation’s Summer Fellows program. Suspended since 2012 due to lack of funding, the program places law students at Florida legal aid organizations to develop projects in areas such as homelessness, juvenile justice and medical-legal partnerships. Like Prather, Summer Fellows make lasting change in the communities they serve.