The Don M. Stichter Endowment
In Loving Memory
Attorney Don M. Stichter is remembered as a kind-hearted and dedicated advocate who made a lasting impact on our hearts and on our community. He was a wonderful listener, who enjoyed learning about others and cultivating meaningful relationships with individuals from all walks of life.
Don worked relentlessly for legal equality and volunteered countless hours of pro bono service to support the underprivileged. He was a strong believer that everyone deserves access to the legal system.
To honor Don’s philanthropic legacy, Bay Area Legal Services has announced the creation of a new endowment at The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay: The Don M. Stichter Endowment.
The Foundation has agreed to initiate a one-to-three match of all monies raised for this endowment. These funds will support the recently named Don M. Stichter Fellow, a position that preserves homeownership for low-income seniors. These seniors face major legal issues, such as foreclosure, unclear home title, construction fraud, and Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
In 2018, our Senior Advocacy Unit helped 53 Tampa Bay area seniors avoid the loss of their home, exhausting the grant funds available to support seniors with these issues.
Approximately 3.5 million senior homeowners in the U.S. are underwater on their loans and have no home equity.
Donations to the Don M. Sticher Endowment will positively impact the lives of low-income seniors at risk of losing their homes, such as our former client Mary Oliver.
Don M. Stichter Endowment Donors of $1,000 or More (donors listed by date received)
- The Late Don Stichter (Planned Gift)
- The Stichter Family
- Elizabeth and David Kennedy
- Gwynne A. Young