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Eddie Francis Appointed Secretary of the Heart of Florida United Way Board of Directors

Eddie Francis Appointed Secretary of the Heart of Florida United Way Board of Directors
by Sean Sonnenberg

July 31, 2019

Orlando, FL – Lowndes is pleased to announce that Shareholder Eddie Francis has been appointed as the Secretary of the Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) Board of Directors. HFUW is a non-profit organization that funds health and human service programs in the community.

Francis is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Group, focusing on real estate transactions, development and finance, land use and zoning, commercial leasing, and representing clients before local government. He has extensive experience representing developers in all aspects – acquisition, due diligence, entitlements and zoning approvals, master planning and development, and finance – of office, retail, residential, hotel, senior living, and mixed-use projects. Francis also represents clients in the areas of land use and zoning, and multi-state/portfolio real estate transactions. He is a past member, and Chairman, of both the City of Orlando Community and Youth Services Board and the City of Orlando Municipal Planning Board. Francis has his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and his law degree from William & Mary School of Law.

Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) is Central Florida’s most comprehensive health and human services charity and the largest provider of funds to the region’s most critical health and human service programs. HFUW is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income, health and basic needs. It operates United Way 2-1-1, Central Florida’s information and assistance, crisis, suicide and referral helpline; Volunteer Resource Center; Gifts In Kind Center; Emergency Homelessness Services; and the Ryan White Part B program, which administers more than $2 million to provide HIV/AIDS services and referrals. HFUW impacts more than 650,000 individuals annually through its direct service and funded programs. United Way partners with local businesses, government, other charities to increase awareness of local health and human service issues and to inspire hope, provide options and create possibilities for people in need. Visit for more information.

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