Kevin Russell, of W. Kevin Russell Law Firm, has been a champion in our community for many years. He is the past president of the United Way of Charlotte County, current chairman of the Gulf Coast Partnership, past president of the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, past president of the Charlotte County and North Port Chambers of Commerce, past president of Children’s Home Society of Florida where he was recognized as Child Advocate of the Year, past president of Charlotte County Legal Aid and the Charlotte County Bar Association, a graduate of both the North Port Leadership Institute and Leadership Charlotte Class of 1995, and a supporter of Port Charlotte Little League.

These are just a few of the many organizations and non-profits where Kevin donates his time and talents. One of Kevin’s many strengths is that he is not afraid to try new things and take chances. He is an active fundraiser. And he isn’t afraid to make “the ask”. Not only is he a generous donor, but he freely gives his time, talent, and most importantly, his enthusiasm.

According to Kevin, “We need to help the community understand it could be them, they could be two paychecks away from the rug being pulled from them.” Kevin shows proof of that by continually educating the public and volunteering his time facilitating tours of the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition. Kevin takes his role as a Board Member seriously, every year he gives, raises, and recruits other people to give money to the missions he cares about. His genuine passion and dedication to the community is clear to anyone who knows him.