Contact Karen Lannan for event reservations at email@example.com or call (239) 330-2533.
The ESU celebrates English as a shared language to foster global understanding and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators, and members. WPL partner Lenore T. Brakefield is on the Board of Directors and the Shakespeare Committee for the Naples Branch of ESU.
History of the English Speaking Union
The English-Speaking Union of the United States was created to fulfill a mission. It was formally organized in the United States in 1920 and arose from the conviction of its founder, Sir Evelyn Wrench and a group of like-minded American and British friends, that maintenance of the close personal and national ties forged during World War I was necessary for the preservation of peace. He imagined the ESU as an inclusive organization “founded in no narrow attitude of race pride, in no spirit of hostility to any people.” Its educational mission would be carried out by a host of activities allowing for personal contact between peoples at every level.
About Lenore Brakefield
Lenore Brakefield is a partner at Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A. She is a Naples native and graduated cum laude from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She focuses her law practice on civil and commercial litigation, including construction litigation matters. Lenore also handles local government law, code enforcement violations, community association law, real estate law, and contract and transactional matters. Additionally, Lenore is a Certified Financial Litigator (CFL™) by the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators.
In addition to serving on the ESU Board, Lenore is on the Grant Review Committee for Champions For Learning™.