WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (July 1, 2009) – Andrew J. Wieseneck, an associate in the West Palm Beach office of Gunster, Attorneys at Law, was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Wieseneck, who concentrates his legal practice in trusts and estates and estate planning and administration, has been an active member of these and many other philanthropic organizations since moving back to West Palm Beach four years ago. In 2008, he was named The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Man of the Year” after raising more than $54,000 for the non profit during a ten-week span.
He is also involved with the Planned Giving Council of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach Tax Institute, Palm Beach County Bar Association, Palm Beach County Estate Planning Council and the East Coast Estate Planning Council. Wieseneck earned his bachelor’s degree, with honors, from the University of Florida, his juris doctor, with honors, from Nova Southeastern University, and his master’s in law with a concentration in taxation from New York University.
Established in 1925, Gunster is a full-service Florida law firm with eight offices around the state, providing counsel to leading businesses and individuals. Our statewide presence and culture reflect the firm’s status as Florida’s lawyers for business. Gunster services clients from its offices in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Vero Beach and its headquarters in West Palm Beach, with 140 attorneys and 200 committed support staff.
About Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
JDRF is the leading non-profit, non-governmental funder and advocate of Type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide. JDRF was founded in 1970 by the parents of children with juvenile diabetes – a chronic disease which strikes children suddenly, makes them insulin dependent for life, and carries the constant threat of complications. Insulin neither cures the disease, nor prevents its eventual complications. Since its inception, JDRF has donated more than $1.3 billion to diabetes research worldwide, with approximately 87 cents of every dollar raised going directly to support research and education. To learn more about JDRF, its events or to learn more about diabetes, please call the chapter office at 561.686.7701 or visit http://www.jdrf.org/greaterpalmbeach.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society®, headquartered in White Plains, NY, with 68 chapters in the United States and Canada, is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested more than $600 million in research specifically targeting leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Last year alone, LLS made 6.3 million contacts with patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals. For more information about blood cancer, visit http://www.lls.org/hm_lls or call the LLS Information Resource Center (IRC), a call center staffed by master’s level social workers, nurses and health educators who provide information, support and resources to patients and their families and caregivers. IRC information specialists are available at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.