Southwest Florida Law Firm, Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A. Sponsors Champions For Learning Classroom Grant

Naples, Florida, July 16th, 2020– Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A., a prominent Southwest Florida law firm was proud to support a teacher’s initiative and fund a classroom grant project this past year through Champions For Learning’s classroom grant program. The law firm specializes in multiple areas of the law from Real Estate, Business Law and Government Relations to Family Law, Litigation and Trusts and Estates, and occupies two offices in Southwest Florida, one in Naples and one on Marco Island.

Headed by Partner, attorney Lenore Brakefield, the grant was awarded to New Beginnings Immokalee. The grant was used to enhance the classroom experience and create an environment for students to thrive. New Beginnings Immokalee opened its doors in 1994 and aids students in developing positive social skills through a structured behaviorally based program. With an average of 77% of students maintaining success in their studies following their departure from the program, those who have struggled in a traditional classroom environment can find balance in order to maintain their education and succeed.

The Champions For Learning™ grant program provides teachers with the help they need from local community members and organizations to better serve their students, setting them up for success. Champions For Learning utilizes funding through contributions from clubs, organizations, businesses, individuals and the Support Education license plate to help teachers create innovative learning experiences for their students.

Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A. ( has been a staple in the Southwest Florida community for over 49 years, providing expert legal services to residents throughout the region. The attorneys at Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A. are active in the community through various outlets from the Boy Scouts of America to Chambers of Commerce and many other local organizations as well.

Brakefield speaks about the Champions For Learning program and being able to support local education:

“So much of who we are stems from our educational background and the educators who made it possible. Through the [Champions For Learning] program, my hope is that students get to take advantage of opportunities they otherwise would not be able to participate in and enhance their experience in their studies,” she explains.

Susan McManus, President, Champions For Learning, expresses her gratitude to Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A. for its generous support.

“Thank you so much for your support of teachers and students and leading by example through your investment in what teachers are striving to accomplish for our students,” she says. “Your firm has helped to create life-changing learning experiences for our students.”

The classroom grant portal will re-open on July 20th for the 2020-21 school year for teachers to begin making their requests.

About Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A.

With a strong reputation for superior service, unmatched expertise and a tradition of excellence, Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A. assists clients with a wide variety of legal matters including Estate Planning, Real Estate Law, Business Law, Family Law, Local Government Law, and Litigation. The firm has two offices in Southwest Florida, one in Naples and one on Marco Island, and has been serving clients since 1971 when Arthur V. Woodward founded the first full-time law firm on Marco Island. The attorneys at WPL work as trained advisers, counselors and strategists to aid clients and to better serve the communities in which they operate.

To learn more about Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A. call 239-649-6555 or visit for more information.