Association of Fundraising Professionals Names Melody Lynch a 2017 National Philanthropy Day Emerging Leader
Orlando, FL -- Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. is pleased to announce that shareholder Melody B. Lynch has been named a 2017 Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) National Philanthropy Day Emerging Leader. National Philanthropy Day is an event that publicly recognizes the outstanding individuals, corporations and fundraising professionals in Central Florida who have positively impacted the community through service and philanthropy. Each year, the AFP honors donors, volunteers, professionals and organizations whose gifts of time, expertise and resources contribute significantly to the quality of life in our communities. The “emerging leaders” category honors individuals, up to the age of 40, who are making an exceptional impact in the independent sector.
“Melody brings a tremendous passion to the Children's Home Society of Florida (CHS) through her work as a guardian-at-litem,” said Tara Hormel, Executive Director at CHS. “She also brings her creativity and focus on the donor side as the chair of our Donor Stewardship Committee. We are thrilled for Melody who is receiving this honor and feel it is very well deserved.”
Lynch is heavily focused on the Central Florida community where she was born and raised. She is the president of the Orange County Bar Association Legal Aid Society’s Board of Directors, the governing body for the Legal Aid Society that assists low income families in Central Florida. Lynch also holds leadership positions on other community boards, including the Children’s Home Society, Central Florida Division and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. She has been awarded with the Legal Aid Society New Attorney Award of Excellence and the Orange County Bar Association Young Lawyer Pro Bono Award of Excellence. Most recently, she was honored with the “40 Under 40” award by the Orlando Business Journal.
At the firm, Lynch is a founding member of the firm's Privacy & eDiscovery Practice. She focuses her legal practice on complex business litigation, probate & trust litigation, banking litigation, intellectual property litigation, privacy & eDiscovery, and labor & employment litigation. She has worked on matters involving a wide variety of business disputes, employment contracts, non-competition agreements, non-disclosure agreements and trade secrets. Her estate litigation practice focuses on matters involving wills, trusts, or contested guardianships. Lynch has two young children and a husband who is a shareholder at Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed.